İranian Defense Industries unveiled an advanced 6×6 Raad Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) armored personnel carrier.
Raad (Thunder), was manufactured by Iranian researchers and engineers at Iran’s Defense Industries Organization (DIO).
The vehicle is meant for security operations while protecting the passengers against booby-traps and road-side bombs, proportionate to the climate of the country, Minister of Defense and Logistics of the Armed Forces Brigadier General Amir Hatami added.
The vehicle also has a fully-integrated personnel-carriers body structure, is bullet-proof and resistant to landmines, according to the minister.
Hatami further said that the vehicle will be well-suited for use in asymmetric wars, urban transport and borders outposts.
Raad is the upgraded version of Toofan prototype with a strong engine and more capability to carry weapons and the number of personnel.