Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Tunis receives first batch of new Typhoon 4×4 mine resistant ambush protected vehicles

Tunis’s National Guard receives the first batch of new Typhoon 4×4 mine resistant ambush protected vehicles (MRAP) from  STREIT Group. This was reported by menadefense.net.

The Prime Minister Habib Essid of Tunisia views new Typhoon vehicles and said that “The vehicles will enhance the capacity of security forces and the National Guard in the fight against terrorism in particular.”

The ceremony took place in the garrison of the National Guard to Laouina, north of Tunis.


The Typhoon 4×4  is a Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicle / MRAP which is used primarily as a mounted infantry troop carrier and ground support vehicle for dismounted troops and can be easily configured as command and control vehicle, medical evacuation platform or as a forward observation platform (FOO). The vehicle offers its occupants blast protection to STANAG 4569 Level 3.

Typhoon features a V-shaped monocoque armored hull design that offers advanced protection to the 10 man crew. Typhoon benefits from superior off-road mobility. The crew capacity consists of a driver, commander, 8 dismounts and a gunner.



  • Engine Type

    Cummins ISL 400, 8.9 L Turbo-Diesel
    Cummins ISBe4 300, 6.7 L Turbo-Diesel

  • Transmission

    Allison 3200 Series, 6 Speed Automatic

  • Horsepower

    400hp @ 2100 rpm
    296hp @ 2500 RPM

  • Fuel Capacity

    610 L Dual Tank

  • Fuel Type


  • Dimensions

    W – 2,470mm | L – 7,000mm | H – 3,135mm

  • Wheelbase


  • Drive Configuration


  • Armoring Level

    Up to STANAG Level 4

  • Suspension

    Suspension components are reinforced as necessary to compensate for additional weight of the vehicle



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