On 6 December 2021, Nigeria’s Proforce Defence announced the redesign of it’s PF Viper 4×4 tactical armoured vehicle which was displayed during the Research and Development Exhibition at the Chief of Army Staff Annual Conference in Abuja.
The PF Viper 4×4 armoured vehicle is a lighter and maneuverable armoured Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle, designed to provide a high level of ballistic and mine protection.
The vehicle was first unveiled in September when by the Nigerian Army Chief of Army Staff on Lieutenant General Faruk Yahaya, and several delegates visited Proforce facility.
Proforce’s PF Viper 4×4 now features a radically redesigned hull, a 360 degree turret capable of mounting heavy machine guns, and a prominent V-shaped hull for blast protection.
The vehicle is powered by a 6.7L V8 330hp diesel engine capable of delivering 3,300 RPM at a speed of 120 kilometers, and fitted with a 6-speed automatic transmission, four-well drive, 7,000 kg curb weight, and a 1500 kilogram of payload. It is 6479 mm in length, 2450 mm in width, and 300 mm in ground clearance.
For troops protection, the PF Viper offers a 360-degree stanag 4569 Level I ballistic and blast protection. The vehicle can carry nine passengers, including a driver and a commander. The crew compartment is protected with up to CEN Level BR6 to BR7 armor.