The Bangladesh military took delivery of 15 additional International M1224 MaxxPro MRAP (Mine Resistant Ambush Protected) vehicles from the US under the Excess Defence Article (EDA) scheme.
The armoured fighting vehicles will augment nearly 90 MRAPs that are currently held in the inventory of the Bangladesh Army. The latest tranche includes 10 ambulance, 1 recovery vehicle and 4 APC variants. The latter four MRAPs will be delivered to the Bangladesh Air Force.
Approximately six months ago the US Government delivered 50 units of MaxxPro MRAPs to the Bangladesh Army. Another 66 MaxxPro MRAPs are also in the pipeline.
The MRAPs are to be exclusively used for peacekeeping deployment and a special mission to Saudi Arabia to assist in demining operations in the oil-rich Arab nation.
About the MaxxPro Dash DXM
MaxxPro Dash DXM offers better protection against IED’s compared to existing MRAPs of the Bangladesh Army, including the Otokar Cobra II. Its V-shaped hull deflects blasts away from the vehicle. The Dash DXM is fitted with Hendrickson independent suspension and has a tight turning of less than 16.5 metres.
Weighing in at 23 tons the vehicles have a payload of 4.5 tons and a fording depth of 1.06 m. Under the hood the Dash DXM MRAP is powered by an International DT-M10 I-6 diesel that delivers 425 HP.
The MaxxPro MRAP line is operated by dozens of military forces around the world including the US Army, US Marine Corps and the US Air Force. The Pakistan Army also uses the MRAP’s along with the former Afghan National Army in the South Asia region.