Tunisian army possibly inducted locally made Barb MRAP vehicle
A video broadcasted on Youtube in June 2020 – but unfortunately, no other safe Internet source could be found, except a tweet posted by Caesar last December 31 showing pictures taken at the inauguration ceremony in 2020 – shows a locally-made MRAP vehicle called « Barb ».
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Unveiling, in June 2020, of Tunisian-made MRAP vehicle designated 'Barb' (Picture source: Tunisian media and Twitter account of Caesar)
No technical detail could be found about this 4x4 vehicle, be it its chassis, motorization, or armor that obviously includes some "off-the-shelf" components. Its front end is definitely local, preventing the identification of the chassis. The vehicle seems rather low, indicating it has no V-shape hull. The vehicle is equipped with a 360°-protected turret armed with a .50 machine gun.
As no picture shows the induction of this vehicle unveiled one year and a half ago, one may wonder whether it has actually been inducted into the Tunisian army. Any evidence would be welcome.
Unveiling, in June 2020, of Tunisian-made MRAP vehicle designated 'Barb' (Picture source: screenshot of Tunisian TV)