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IAG Guardian APC 4×4 armoured personnel carrier combat-proven by Kurdish armed forces in Iraq, reported www.armyrecognition.com. The Guardian is equipped with open top turret with armour plates on 360° mounted in the center of the crew compartment. The turret can be armed with a 7.62mm or 12.7mm machine gun. There is also a single hatch in the roof and various weapon station options are available.

These range from a simple pintle mounted 7.62 mm machine gun up to a remote weapon station armed with a 7.62 mm or 12.7 mm machine gun which can be aimed and fired from within the safety of the vehicle.

The mechanical components such as the suspension and braking systems have been tuned for off-road handling as well as to support the fully loaded armor weight. The high capacity wheel and tire assembly also features a built-in run-flat and bead lock system.

The Guardian is now combat-proven and used by the Kurdish armed forces against ISIL fighters in Iraq. According representatives of IAG more vehicles will be delivered to the Kurdish forces in the next few weeks.

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