WEAPONS TRANSFERRED TO THE SAUDI-LED COALITION AND EMPLOYED IN THE CONFLICT IN YEMEN (2015-ongoing)
MaxxPro (MRAP) APC
|WEAPON NAME||MaxxPro Navistar Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC)|
The International MaxxPro MRAP is an armored fighting vehicle designed by American company Navistar International's subsidiary Navistar Defense along with the Israeli Plasan Sasa, who designed and manufactures the vehicle's armor. MRAP vehicles are designed from the outset for blast-resistance against land mines and even car bombs. These vehicles normally serve a variety of roles including as armored personnel or weapons carrier, convoy protection platform, key leader vehicle and command post and armored ambulance. → navistardefense.com/maxxpro
Navistar Defense, Madison Heights, Michigan, UNITED STATES → navistardefense.com
The US State Department has cleared the potential sale of some 4,569 MRAP (Mine Resistant, Ambush Protected) platforms to the government of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) who manages such Foreign Military Sales, noted in a press release that the sale of the vehicles under terms of Excess Defense Articles (EDA) is worth $556 million USD. A skeptic would point out that this number of MRAPs is far beyond the requirements of UAE’s small military (its total active duty military including all branches is reported at 64,000 personnel). The vehicles are undoubtedly destined for use by UAE supported factions and allied proxy forces in the Yemen Civil War. In 2014, 1,150 Caiman and 3,360 MaxxPro MRAPs were transferred to the UAE in a deal worth $2.5 billion USD.
Arms Sales → September 26th, 2014 → May 7th, 2020
Transfer of MaxxPro MRAP from United States to United Arab Emirates
|MAxxPro||APC||2014||1085||2017-2018||1085||Second-hand but rebuilt to new condition|
Navistar Defense is being contracted by the US Army to provide technical support to its MRAP fleet. The contract modification external link is priced at $19.7 million and provides for technical support for the in-production and out-of-production MaxxPro family of vehicles.
|IDENTIFICATION||Convoy of vehicles approaches rebel-held Yemeni city of Hodeidae (18 June 2018)|
|GEOLOCATION||al-Hudayda, Yemen → 14°41’10.5”N 42°58’58.9”E|
(Verified Investigation → Amnesty International)