The Ezugwu (Mountain) armored vehicles have been delivered to Nigerian army

ABUJA, (BM) – The Nigerian Armed Forces have adopted the Ezugwu (Mountain) vehicles designed and manufactured in Nigeria armored. The ceremonial transfer of armored cars to representatives of the national army was held in the presence of President Mohammad Bukhari, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Topwar.

Read more: Nigerian Defence Industry Unveils Its Own Ezugwu 4×4 Armored Vehicle

The armored car Ezugwu (Mountain) 4X4 was developed by the Nigerian state corporation Defense Industries Corporation of Nigeria (DICON). The car was named in honor of Major General Victor Ezugwu, known for his efforts in the fight against the banned extremist organization Boko Haram.

The armored car belongs to the class of MRAP, that is, equipment resistant to the destructive effects of mines. According to the declared characteristics, it is able to withstand the explosion of 12 kg of explosive under the wheels and 6,75 kg under the bottom of the armored housing. Has an independent suspension. It is assumed that the armored car is created on the Tatra 4 × 4 chassis.

Read more: Nigeria`s Proforce Has Signed a Contract for Foreign Sale of 20 Mine-Resistant Ambush-Protected Vehicles

The DICON corporation, which developed this armored car, stated that its height is 2 meters 63 cm. It is equipped with a diesel engine with 615 horsepower (according to other sources – a Chinese-made turbocharged WD615 diesel engine with Chinese power), which allows transportation from 380 to 12 landing personnel (not specified, with or without a crew). It has two turrets rotating at 16 degrees with an installed 360-mm DShK machine gun and an 12,7-mm machine gun. The armored car is equipped with thermal imagers and a system of all-round cameras.

It is reported that the Nigerian armed forces intend to acquire up to 130 armored vehicles Ezugwu.

Read more: Dozens Soldiers Have Been Killed in the Northwest Nigeria by Islamic State in Separate Attacks

Follow us everywhere and at any time. BulgarianMilitary.com has responsive design and you can open the page from any computer, mobile devices or web browsers. For more up-to-date news from us, follow our YouTube, Reddit, LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook pages. Do not miss the chance to subscribe to our newsletter. Subscribe and read our stories in News360App in AppStore or GooglePlay or in FeedlyApp in AppStore or GooglePlay

>>Be a reporter: Write and send your article.<<

BulgarianMilitary.com
Editorial team
Source: Topwar

DO YOU EVALUATE OUR REPORTING? WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT.

Dear reader,

BulgarianMilitary.com continues to be an objective and expert source of information in defense industry, military-political relations and military conflicts around the world.

Now more than ever, we need free and independent journalism. We believe that information shouldn't be behind a paid wall and we will continue to commit to keeping it free.

We know that our readers appreciate the content of BulgarianMilitary.com. In the last year, the indicators on our page have doubled. At the same time, the support of readers in the form of recurring monthly financial contributions provides continuous support for our work, which allows us to innovate.

We are more confident than ever in our role bridging media, policy, and the public. We thank you for your support.

Your recurring monthly financial contributions help us innovate for the future. Please, consider making a recurring contribution to BulgarianMilitary.com.