Caiman MTV 6x6 MRAP vehicle in service with UAE army


The BAE Systems Caiman MTV (Multi-Theater Vehicle) is in service with the UAE (United Armed Forces) armed forces. The vehicle of the UAE army was showed for the first time to the public during the live demonstration at IDEX in Abu Dhabi, an International defense exhibition in February 2017.


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Print screen video footage of Caiman MTV (in the background) of UAE armed forces during an offensive agaisnt Houthis in Western coast of Yemen (Source video Yuri L Twitter account)


According a footage released on Twitter, December 10, 2017, the Caiman MTV was used by UAE Army during an offensive against Houthis in Western coast of Yemen with French-made main battle tank Leclerc and G-6 155mm wheeled self-propelled howitzer.

There is no official information about the number of vehicles delivered to UAE armed forces. The Caiman is 6x6 armoured personnel carrier in the category of MRAP (Mine Resistant Ambush Protected) vehicle designed and manufactured by the Company BAE Systems.

The Caiman MTV has performed first public demonstration to U.S. army leaders in February 2010. The vehicle was designed for multiple theaters of operation and, specifically, the end strength transition from Iraq to Afghanistan. The same year, BAE Systems received a contract from United States Army to convert 1,700 Caiman MRAP vehicles into the Caiman MTV.

The Caiman MTV is an enhanced version of the basic Caiman MRAP used by the U.S . armed forces during combat operations in Afghanistan and Iraq. The Caiman MTV integrates a refurbished and improved armored capsule from an existing Caiman with a new high-power automotive power train, chassis and independent suspension.


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Ambulance version of Caiman MTV of UAE armed forces during IDEX defense exhibition live demonstration in February 2017.


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