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KADDB rolls out new AFVs

Jordan’s King Abdullah II Design and Development Bureau (KADDB) has developed two new wheeled armoured fighting vehicles (AFVs).
These are the 8×8 Al-Mared and the 6×6 Al-Faris, with both unveiled in the armoured personnel carriers (APCs) although the vehicles are designed to be readily configurable to take on other roles such as ambulance and command post.
KADDB 8×8 Al-Mared AFV fitted with a two-person turret armed with a 30 mm cannon, 7.62 mm co-axial and 12.7 mm roof mounted machine guns.Photo by: IHS Markit/Patrick Allen
The Al-Mared can be equipped with the locally developed Snake Head Cupola which can accommodate a wide range of weapons including 5.56 mm, 7.62 mm, and 12.7 mm machine guns (MG). It can also mount a turret armed with a 30 mm dual feed cannon, co-axial 7.62 mm MG, a roof-mounted 12.7 mm MG, as well as banks of 76 mm electrically operated grenade launchers.
janes.com