New Iranian Aras 2 Army SUV and Raad MRAP Armored Vehicle
In the presence of the Minister of Defense and Support of the Armed Forces of Iran, a presentation of the new Raad armored vehicle with mine protection took place. Also during the ceremony, the Aras 2 tactical vehicle was handed over to the Iranian armed forces.
Raad - this is the newest armored vehicle with increased mine protection with a 6x6 wheel arrangement, a poster photo of which appeared last month, let me remind you that another similar armored vehicle - Toufan, which has been producing a 4x4 wheel formula since last year.
Brigadier General Amir Khatami, speaking at this ceremony, noted that the Raad armored vehicle is capable of withstanding the impact of artillery fragments and a bullet with a radioactive steel core, as well as anti-tank mine explosions. According to him, this machine can very well ensure the safety of command personnel and important personalities when passing suspicious sections of the road where mine traps and roadside mines can be laid.
The Iranian Defense Minister also noted that the Raad armored vehicle can be used in asymmetric warfare, in street battles, at border outposts and in other operational areas.
Khatami at the same time, mentioning the tactical vehicle "Aras 2", noted that this car has increased cross-country ability in difficult areas, it can be equipped with different small arms and other weapons, it has greater fuel economy, higher acceleration compared to the previous generation models and the ability to carry a much larger range of weapons.