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IDEX 2017: New Rabdan ends UAE 8x8 search

21st February 2017 - 06:00 GMT | by Tim Fish in Abu Dhabi


UAE company Tawazun has developed a new variant of the Arma 8x8 armoured vehicle in partnership with Turkish manufacturer Otokar.

The vehicle has been re-branded as the Rabdan and is being displayed on the Tawazun stand at IDEX 2017 fitted with a turret taken from a UAE Army BMP-3 amphibious vehicle.

Rabdan has been developed by Al Jasoor, a joint venture company between Tawazun and Otokar UAE, which is a subsidiary of Otokar. The infantry fighting vehicle is to be built in manufacturing facilities at the Tawazun Industrial Park in Abu Dhabi.

The UAE Army has long had a

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Tim Fish


Tim Fish

Tim Fish is a special correspondent for Shephard Media. Formerly the editor of Land Warfare …

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