US delivers new batch of MRAP vehicles for Egyptian Armed Forces

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The United States delivered a batch of mine-resistant ambush protected (MRAP) vehicles to the Egyptian military on Thursday, the US embassy said in an official statement.

The heavily armored MRAP vehicles are specifically designed to protect soldiers from blasts emanating from improvised explosive devices (IEDs), landmines, and other types of attacks.

Thursday’s delivery is considered the second batch of a total of 762 MRAP vehicles that the US is transferring to Egypt. “Continuing the long-standing security cooperation between the United States and Egypt, the Egyptian Armed Forces today received a batch of American MRAP vehicles,” the embassy said.

In Egypt was delivered MaxxPro recovery vehicle and RG33, Caiman mine-protected vehicles.

The RG33 is a family of mine-protected vehicles manufactured by BAE Systems. The RG33 4×4 and 6×6 are in production in the United States for the US Marine Corps mine-resistant ambush-protected (MRAP) vehicle

The RG33 is a family of mine-protected vehicles manufactured by BAE Systems. The RG33 4×4 and 6×6 are in production in the United States for the US Marine Corps mine-resistant ambush-protected (MRAP) vehicle programme.

Caiman is a high mobility, heavily armoured multi-theatre vehicle (MTV) designed and manufactured by BAE Systems to meet the tactical mission requirements of the US Army in Afghanistan. The vehicle was derived by upgrading its earlier version, the Caiman mine-resistant, ambush-protected (MRAP) vehicle, with commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) technology.

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