NIGERIAN ARMY NOW FIELDING MINE RESISTANT REVA FIELD AMBULANCES

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27 Responses to NIGERIAN ARMY NOW FIELDING MINE RESISTANT REVA FIELD AMBULANCES

  1. Actually i suspect its an ambulance, in the pic on the right there’s a spot of white and red that is suspect is a the universal ambulance symbol, just like the insignia of the red cross. I may be wrong but it looks like a red cross in a white circle. Know nothing about the origin or type though

  2. Manny Aydel says:

    @Oga Adetayo, its the Red Cross quite alright. It is not the sign for Ambulance though but one of the three signs (Red Cross, Red Cresecent and Red Crystal) which military forces are allowed to pick from and with which they identify and protect their military medical units, personnel, installations and platforms under the Geneva Conventions. Nigeria has adopted the Red Cross (hence the Nigerian Red Cross and Nigerian Armed Forces use the Red Cross symbol). Any deliberate attack on such platforms, installations or personnel during armed conflict is tantamount to a war crime. Members of the Military Medical Corps are thus protected by the use of this emblem under the Fourth Geneva Convention, even though they are allowed to bear arms for their individual protection as well as for the protection of their installations (often sited in rear areas) and patients during armed conflict.

  3. odion777 says:

    I think it Is a mobile armoured ambulance, as the Red cross sign and also the back collapsible door for easy movement of the injured.

  4. Are James says:

    I get Beegeagle’ s point. This is obviously a delivery from a western nation. It has no relation with any MRAP even though the ballistic window design of many MRAP s has obviously been followed. The funny thing is if you put all the requirements for Windows of an armoured vehicle to protect occupants of the vehicle into a computer say and you go for the best possible design, the same profile, sizing and positioning will come out so design always converges at the most optimal point .
    I also suspect this is “custom” or prorotypal for now so internet searches won’t reveal much.
    Very commendable acquisition from the battle field MEDEVAC and urban emergency response standpoints.

    • Are James says:

      I suspect this deploys double-bunk beds or even more likely, elevated single-deck MEDEVAC beds on a V-hulled chassis design so that IED blasts will shake up the occupants a little but won’t hurt that much. The roofs may be padded inside with shock and impact absorbent material.
      I expect almost complete life support systems for occupants. We can see very obvious ballistic protection to a significant high level externally – almost certainly up to 14.5 mm flak, RPG rounds and small IEDs.

      Some kids on Nairaland are also reporting two more cargo jets of weapons and ammo being offloaded at some airport yesterday or so.

  5. Augustine says:

    We may be buying MRAP from other sources after over-stretching the Chinese production factory beyond capacity with endless Big Foot MRAP orders, the Norinco factory workers go don do overtime tire, assembly line foreman sef go don faint…..ah ! Nigeria!

  6. Bharat says:

    Finally I think I got it.

    REVA V Ambulance.

    Source RP Defense.

    • beegeagle says:

      Bharat, Bharat…BHARAT!!🙂

      BOTH vehicles which you posted photos of perfectly match the mystery vehicle. Good one, bro

    • Henry says:

      Oga bharat’s right. Reva V MRAP from South-Africa. Apparently the company delivered 12 MRAPs to Equatorial- Guinea in 2012.

      I initially thought the pictures MRAP was the OTT Puma, used by both Kenya and Uganda.

      • beegeagle says:

        That is most CERTAINLY a Reva V Mine Resistant Battlefield Ambulance.

        The MOPOL Squadron deployed in Imo State retain no less than 6 units of the Reva III MRAP

      • Are James says:

        I think the FG should confiscate all MRAPs from state police commands and send to the north east for now. It should be ‘by force, by force’ and I am not joking. Boko Haram reportedly is cowardly stealing and stockpiling large amounts of IEDs for use against the MNJTF armies. The grunts need as many protected vehicles as possible.

      • igbi says:

        @ Arejames, I disagree, the police also has a hard task to do and needs its own equipment to remain in its hands. The police budget and equipment will serve the police only and the military budget and equipment will serve the military only. I think its best we keep it this way. Let everybody do his job, like that we will all be happy.

    • Bharat says:

      The description so mentions. Definitely the driveline and power plant would be different. The enormous wheels/tyres are a indication of it.

      The original picture that you posted can also be the case like the big foot MRAP that evolved from a South African model and was adopted by Chinese with some changes, this might be the new model of Armoured ambulance from Poly tech. China which is based on the REVA Ambulance. Possible isn’t it?

  7. Henry says:

    Oga Beeg, it’s a South-African made Reva MRAP. Thisday newspapers reported last week the Army had taken MRAP deliveries from South-Africa.

  8. buchi says:

    goes in line with news abt deliveries from SA EARLY dis week

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