Streit Group unveils Scorpion MRAP for Brazilian Police at LAAD 2023

During the edition 2023 of the LAAD Defense Exhibition in Brazil, the UAE-based company Streit Group displays its new Scorpion MRAP (Mine Resistant Ambush Protected) vehicle delivered to the Federal Police of Brazil.
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The new Streit Group Scorpion MRAP Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle for the Federal Police of Brazil. (Picture source Streit Group)

On November 14, 2022, the Army Recognition team reported that Streit Group delivered eight Scorpion 4x4 MRAP (Mine Resistant Ambush Protected) vehicles to the Federal Police of Brazil following a contract signed in 2019.

The Scorpion MRAP (Mine Resistant Ambush Protected) vehicles delivered to the Federal Police of Brazil have been tailored in terms of armor and armament according to the specific requirements and needs of the Brazilian Police. it seems that the vehicle is fitted with a new armor package.

The Brazilian Scorpion features large, bulletproof windows on the front and sides of the vehicle. These windows allow for excellent visibility while still providing protection from gunfire and shrapnel. The side windows of the vehicle have been reinforced with additional armor and are protected by mesh. The armored windows at the front of the vehicle can be covered by armor plates.

A fully enclosed armored turret is mounted on the roof of the vehicle offering a 360° view thanks to small windows mounted all-around the turret. A bank of four smoke grenade dischargers is mounted on the four corners of the vehicle's roof.

The Streit Group Scorpion MRAP can typically accommodate a crew of 2 and carry up to 10 fully-equipped troops, depending on the specific configuration and mission requirements. This makes a total of 12 personnel, including the driver and commander. The seating arrangement and capacity may vary slightly based on the vehicle's design and customization for specific clients or missions.

The Scorpion has a V-shaped hull designed to deflect blasts from mines or IEDs away from the vehicle, minimizing damage and providing increased protection to the occupants. The exterior of the vehicle features thick steel plates protecting the cabin and critical components, offering resistance to small arms fire, mines, and IEDs.

The Streit Group Scorpion 4x4 MRAP is powered by a Cummins 6-cylinder ISBE 6.7L engine, generating 300 hp at 1,500 rpm. The Scorpion can reach a top road speed of 110 km/h and has a maximum cruising range of 800 km. It can climb a gradient of 60% and a 40% side slope. Additionally, the vehicle can ford a river with a maximum depth of 1.5 meters.