IDEX 2021: Al Jasoor Launches Rabdan 6×6 and Embeds Laser With 8×8 Vehicle
Amphibious 6×6 vehicle makes its debut at IDEX.
Al Jasoor, the JV company between Edge and Turkish vehicle manufacturer Otokar Land Systems, launched a 6×6 variant of its Rabdan IFV during the IDEX 2021 defence exhibition in Abu Dhabi on 21-25 February.
Rabdan is already available in 8×8 configuration.
The 6×6 vehicle features flexible ballistic protection capability with a modular add-on armour system, as well as an automatic fire suppression system for enhanced crew safety.
Fahad Al Absi, CEO of Al Jasoor, said: ‘Featuring high commonality with our signature 8×8 platform, the amphibious 6×6 drives down cost for our clients, meets modern warfare requirements, and optimizes value for all operational requirements.’
Shortly before IDEX, Al Jasoor also announced a collaboration with Raytheon Emirates and Raytheon Intelligence & Space to install a high-energy laser weapon system onto the Rabdan 8×8.
The laser will be integrated by fellow Edge company EARTH. The Rabdan 8×8 with laser was on display on the Edge stand during IDEX.