Asymmetric Warfare makes MRAP (Mine Resistant Ambush Protected / Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicle) more important than ever. Thanks to their special structures, these platforms minimize loss by emphasizing personal security, especially against IED (Improvised Explosive Device) and land mine traps.
The United Arab Emirates (UAE), known for its involvement in the ongoing civil war in Libya and Yemen, has requested the surplus MRAPs from the United States. In this context, Washington approved the possible sale of 4,569 MRAPs to the UAE. As part of the process, the total cost of which is estimated to be 556 million USD; Abu Dhabi will take delivery of MaxxPro LWB (Long Wheel Base / Long Wheelbase), MaxxPro Armoured Recovery Vehicle, MaxxPro Dash, MaxxPro Plus, Caiman, Caiman Plus and MATV (MRAP All-Terrain Vehicles) platforms.
The reason for this high amount of demand of the UAE is the heavy armoured vehicle losses experienced especially in Yemen and the increasing demand in the battlefield.