The Georgian Armed Forces have taken delivery of another batch of Didgori armored vehicles.
The Georgian Ministry of Defense has announced that Delta State Military Scientific-Technical Centre handed over 40 Didgori armored vehicles including the Didgori AMEV (Armored Medical Evacuation Vehicle) and Didgori Meomari tactical armored modular vehicle to the Armed Forces on 8 October.
Defense Minister of Georgia Irakli Garibashvili took part in the ceremony of handing over the vehicles.
The Didgori is a Georgian-made multirole 4-wheeled armored vehicle. It is assembled on and around the chassis of US Ford Super Duty pickup trucks.
As noted by the Delta, the Didgori-series armored vehicle family is designed, constructed and assembled according to modern standards with superior protection for crew members in mind. The bases version’s armor withstands impacts of 7.62×54mmR AP rounds and 6–8 kg mine blasts at direct contact and from underneath without heavy damage.
The Didgori Meomari is a multitask modular platform for support vehicles with different purpose and configuration. The crew of Didgori Meomari consists of five specialists, including the driver, Commander, Gun operator, and two troops/heavy armament operators. Double layer armor is capable of withstanding EN1063 BR7+ threats.
The Didgori AMEV is a medical evacuation variant of the Delta’s 4×4 Didgori light armoured vehicle (LAV), which was first unveiled in 2011. Medevac is equipped with 356 hp V8 type twin turbo-diesel engine. It enables the vehicle to develop 120 km/h speed on asphalt road.
The construction of the armored medical evacuation vehicle is assembled with armored steel plates – in double layer construction and provides all-around protection according to EN1063 B7+ Standard for the crew located in front, rear medical compartment and engine compartment. The base of the vehicle is manufactured from the layer of armored steel – while the protection level is further enhanced by an add on armor panels – which can be easily removed or replaced – for replacement of damaged panes, upgrade/downgrade of vehicle protection level Etc.