UAE armoured vehicle specialist AL JASOOR, unveiled a new mine-resistant ambulance variant of its Rabdan 8x8 infantry fighting vehicle (IFV) on the first day of the World Defense Show (6-9 March) held in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
The new configuration is designed to provide off-road mobility and mine-resistant, ambush protected (MRAP)-level protection to military medics on ambulatory missions in high-threat environments.
Dr. Jasem Al Zaabi, Acting CEO at AL JASOOR, said the Rabdan ambulance vehicle combines off-road mobility with a crew protection system for urgent medical care in landscapes that are too rugged for regular ambulances.
Featuring commonality with the Rabdan 8x8 platform, Al Zaabai said the ambulance variant drives down cost for customers, while meeting modern warfare requirements.
The Rabdan 8x8 ambulance provides urgent evacuation capabilities while shielding patients and medics with optimal protection against enemy fire, improvised explosive devices (IEDs), and other battlefield threats. According to AL JASOOR, the vehicle's powerpack and military-grade driveline mean the vehicle can keep up with forward formations, even in the harshest terrain.
The Rabdan ambulance also features an elevated roof and a large internal volume configured with extensive medical equipment. With room for medics to manoeuvre, the vehicle has a carrying capacity of up to nine personnel, including medics and patients.