Emirati armor maker -The Armored Group (TAG) is supplying 30 Terrier LT-79 4×4 armored vehicles to an unnamed African client in Central Africa.
TAG announced through its social media two weeks ago that “Our latest shipment of 30 Terrier LT-79’s getting ready to head off to their new home in Central Africa. The terrier is one of our most sought-after Law Enforcement Vehicles. It is one of the leading light body APC’s in the market, boasting a 4.5L V8 turbo-diesel engine, CEN Level B6 armoring, and over 40 different customizations available.”
It is unclear if additional LT-79s have been ordered by the country.
The Terrier LT-79 is a 4×4 vehicle built on a Toyota Land Cruiser series 79 chassis. It has a full combat weight of 5.6 tonnes and is designed to accommodate between eight and 10 personnel, including a driver, depending on the seating arrangements.
The vehicle is fully armored and offers STANAG Level 1 protection, including against mines, which can be increased to STANAG Level 2, according to official TAG information. The LT-79 can be fitted with a protected weapon station for a light or heavy machine gun, although the vehicles published on the social media post do not appear to be equipped with this.
The Armored Group (TAG) has secured several clients in Africa, in Libya, at least eight Terrier LT-79 armored vehicles were seen in a video the group released on 9 December during a parade by the Libyan National Army’s 106th Brigade Special Operations unit.
Likewise, Chad’s military led by strongman Mahamat Idriss Déby ordered sixty Terrier LT-79 armored vehicles from Emirati armor maker -The Armored Group (TAG) to boost his country’s military capabilities and quell the rebellion.