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Nigeria starts receiving armored vehicles from Streit

The 25 4x4 armored personnel carriers are the first of a 177-vehicle order Nigeria has with the company.

The first 25 armored vehicles of an ordered 177 have been delivered to Nigeria by the Streit Group. Nigerian Ports Authority photo

The Streit Group has delivered 25 new 4×4 armoured personnel carriers to the Nigerian armed forces, the first of 177 vehicles on order.

Streit said late last month that the batch delivered was composed of its Spartan APCs and Typhoon 4×4 Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicles.

The Spartan provides protection against both ballistic and blast threats with crew compartment protection of CEN Level BR6 armour.

The Typhoon 4×4 MRAP, used mainly as a mounted infantry troop carrier and ground support vehicle, can be configured as a command and control vehicle, medical evacuation platform or a forward observation vehicle, Streit said.

The Typhoon provides blast protection to STANAG 4569 Level 3. It also features a V-shaped armoured hull.

Additional details of the delivery and the contract for the vehicles were not disclosed by the Canada-headquartered company.