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Al-Mared: The new 8x8 personnel carrier of Jordan (video)

Al-Mared is a new Jordan armored personnel carrier that was developed by King Abdulah Design and Development bureau. Its developments started in the '2010s and the vehicle was revealed officially in 2018. Many believe that till then, almost 10 units were built. In total, Jordan wants 50 Al-Mareds. The vehicle, which was also been ordered from Saudi Arabia, saw combat for the first time in 2019 in Libya.


The steel armor of Al-Mared protects 7,62x51mm NATO ammunition and 155mm shells from a distance of 60m. Although, there is also an available upgrade for protection capable of withstanding 14,5mm piercing rounds and 155mm shells from a distance of 30m. The vehicle can survive mine explosions equal to 8kg of TNT. 

Some of the available turret options include 5.56, 7.62, and 12.7mm machine guns. There is also an option for a double 12.7mm heavy machine gun. Another version features a turret of two operations with a coaxial 7.62mm machine gun and a 30mm cannon. Last, was proposed a version with a 105mm gun, a feature that would make Al-Mared a fire support vehicle.

The vehicle has a crew of two or three members and can carry up to 8 soldiers.

Its engine is a diesel Cummins, capable of producing 420hp.



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