He further added that the Commander-in-Chief, President Buhari is very pleased with their performance which is why with the 'approval of the sum of $1 billion by the National Economic Council to the military, very soon the Nigerian Army would have more Mine Resistance
and Ambush Protected (MRAPs) vehicles Armoured Personnel Carriers (APC) and other equipment injected into the theatre.
The chosen JLVT is 70% faster than the best tactical wheeled vehicle (TWV) currently on the market - coming in two- and four-seat configurations with a "Core1080 Crew Protection System" of mine resistance
, improvised explosive device detection and bolt-on armour.
The Viking fleet saw heavy use in Afghanistan and is a mix of standards, including earlier versions with limited mine resistance
, and the latest Mk2 mine-protected variants.
This included $295 million to protect army helicopters from shoulder launched missile in Iraq and Afghanistan, $314 million for road building in Afghanistan, $174 million provincial reconstruction teams in Afghanistan, $25 million for governance programs in Afghanistan, $3 billion for mine resistance
ambush protected vehicles, MRAPs, $1.
At first glance, the idea appears sound--fleets of obsolete tanks inexpensively converted into hardened personnel carriers, which also happen to have better mine resistance
than current APCs.