AAD 2018: MRAP 4x4 vehicle ARA manufactured by Proforce from Nigeria

Nigerian Company Proforce at AAD 2018, the International Aerospace and Defense exhibition in South Africa to promote its full range of combat and security vehicles including MRAP, APC and light tactical vehicles. PROFORCE LIMITED was incorporated in 2008 as a total defence solution provider specializing in armored vehicles and personal protection. The company’s focus is on the delivery of confidence in protective mobility.

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Nigerian Defense Company presents ita MRAP 4x4 vehicle at AAD 2018, International Aerospace and Defense Exhibition in South Africa. (Picture source Army Recognition)

Proforce was established in 2008 and describes itself as the only private armored vehicle manufacture in Nigeria specializing in armored vehicles and personal protection. The company makes armored tactical vehicles, armored personnel carriers for military and police, ballistic helmets and vests, armored cash-in-transit, armored private and commercial passenger vehicles.

According to the CEO of Proforce, the ARA is already in service with the Nigerian armed forces.

The ARA or THUNDER is a combat vehicle in the category of MRAP (Mine Resistant Ambush Protected) vehicle fully designed and developed by the Company Proforce. The ARA is fitted with a fully independent suspension system that provides high level of mobility in all-terrain conditions.

The ARA is motorized with a Diesel engine developing 218 hp. at 2,200 rpm coupled to an 6-speed Allison automatic gearbox. It has a gross vehicle weight of 19,000 kg with a maximum payload of 3,000 kg. The vehicle can carry a total of 10 military personnel including driver and commander. It can run at a maximum speed of 96 km/h.

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