ERAF from Saudi Arabia showcases Tares 4×4 armored personnel carrier at WDS 2024

ERAF from Saudi Arabia showcases Tares 4×4 armored personnel carrier at WDS 2024

At the World Defense Show 2024, ERAF Industrial Company Ltd. from Saudi Arabia introduces the Tares 4×4 Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC). Founded in 1996 in Saudi Arabia, ERAF is dedicated to providing a broad spectrum of defense and security services, encompassing land and naval systems, weapon integration, vehicle armoring, and logistical support.

Powered by a strong 6.7-liter Power Stroke V8 Turbo Diesel engine, the Tares APC delivers optimal performance with 300HP at 2,800rpm and 660 torque at 1500rpm, while adhering to Euro 3 diesel standard.

Its construction and design are tailored for utmost resilience and flexibility, incorporating EN 1522 FB7 ballistic protection, STANAG Level I mine protection, and EN1063 LBR6-rated transparent armor for unmatched occupant safety. Beyond its engineering prowess in protection, the vehicle excels in mobility, achieving a top speed of 120 km/h, a 600km range, and the ability to maneuver through diverse terrains. Added features for enhanced safety and visibility include a rearview camera and an optional roof-mounted turret, based on customer preferences.

ERAF has also equipped the Tares APC with strengthened rear differentials, a rear differential lock, and standard safety enhancements like customizable weapon ports and advanced fire suppression systems.

ERAF Industrial Company Ltd., established in Saudi Arabia in 1996, specializes in a wide range of defense and security solutions, including land and naval systems, weapons integration, armoring, and logistics support. The company’s efforts align with Saudi Vision 2030, focusing on boosting the local economy through the use of locally sourced parts and manpower. A notable partnership includes an agreement with NTGS for the local manufacturing of the Alakran mobile mortar system, further emphasizing ERAF’s role in enhancing the defense capabilities of Saudi Arabia and its global presence in the defense industry.

In October 2023, it was reported that theNigerian Army was utilizing ERAFTares armored vehicles and had initiated a two-week training program for personnel, focusing on these newly acquired mine-protected vehicles.

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