UAE-based company Streit Group unveils the Dhabi new generation of 4x4 MRAP armored vehicle
At IDEX 2021, the land defense exhibition that was held in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE), the UAE-based company Streit Group has unveiled a new generation of 4x4 MRAP (Mine Resistant Ambush Protected) vehicle called Dhabi.
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Streit Group has unveiled its new Dhabi 4x4 MRAP Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle during the IDEX land defense exhibition in Abu Dhabi, UAE, February 2021. (Picture source Army Recognition)
The Research & Development unit of Streit Group continues to develop and design new combat vehicles to respond to the new threats of the battlefield and especially IED threats which is the first killer of soldiers deployed on combat operations in Africa and Asia.
The Dhabi was developed and designed to offer a high level of protection, the vehicle is fitted with advanced technologies of protection with heavy armoring and a solid axis suspension system offering a high level of mobility in the road and off-road conditions.
The layout of the Dhabi is conventional with the engine at the front, crew seats in the middle and troops compartment at the rear. The vehicle is fitted with two lateral doors located at the front on each side of the hull. There are three small bulletproof windows with a firing port on each side of the troop's compartment. . The infantrymen enter and leave the Dhabi via a single door located at the rear of the hull, which opens outwards. The vehicle has a crew capacity of three including the driver, commander and gunner and the rear part of the vehicle has a large internal space able to accommodate 8 soldiers. The infantrymen sit on individual anti-mine blast seats facing outwards.
The Dhabi is based on a V-shape hull design to deflect blasts waves and debris out and away from the crew and troops' compartments. The vehicle can be configured with adaptable ballistic and mine protection up to level III STANAG 4569 with add-on armor.
The roof of the Dhabi can be fitted with a one-man open-top turret armed with one machine gun up to 12.7mm caliber. According to customer requirements, the vehicle can be also equipped with remotely operated weapon stations (RWS).
The Dhabi is motorized with one 6.7 Cummins Diesel engine developing 300 hp couple to a fully automatic transmission. It has a fuel capacity of 300 liters.
The Dhabi can be configured to perform varying roles such as APC (Armored Personnel Carrier), command and control, medical evacuation vehicle, or to conduct border patrols.