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Toofan
Toofan_MRAP.jpg
Type MRAP infantry mobility vehicle
Place of origin Iran
Service history
In service 2018–present
Used by Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps
Production history
Designer Ministry of Defence and Armed Forces Logistics
Produced 2018–present
Specifications
Crew 2
Passengers 10


Armor Mine resistant
IED resistant
Resistant to steel core bullets
Ballistic protection
Transmission Four-wheel drive
Speed 100 km/h

The Toofan (Persian: طوفان, lit. "Hurricane"‎) is an Iranian MRAP and infantry mobility vehicle. It was designed and manufactured by the Iranian Ministry of Defence to enter into service with the IRGC Ground Forces.[1]

Design[]

The Toofan was developed to provide Iranian forces with a highly mobile vehicle that is capable of carrying out logistics and combat missions in all possible theaters of war.[1][2] The features of the Toofan are that it is ambush protected with ballistic protection to resist land mines, improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and steel core bullets.[1][2]

Armaments[]

The Toofan can be equipped with semi-heavy weapons onto the tailgate gun shields and turrets.[1][2]

Capabilities[]

The capabilities of the Toofan include its ability to drive through 1.5 meters of water and climbing barriers as high as 50 centimeters.[1][2] It can carry up to 10 personnel and is equipped with run-flat tires which enables it to drive for 50 kilometers with a flat tire. It can also drive at speeds of up to 100 km/h.[1][2]

Cost[]

The cost of the program is disclosed but during his address to the press, Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami stated that "such a vehicle costs around $500,000 in the international market, [while] Iranian experts have manufactured [the] Toofan at a much lower price."[1][2]

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