The Nigerian Army recently took delivery of Streit Group SPARTAN-MAV armoured personnel carriers. A video showing a convoy of more than 30 trucks conveying around sixty Spartan-MAV armoured vehicles was recently published on social media by the Nigerian Army.
Spartan-MAV is a 4×4 armoured vehicle designed and built by Canadian armoured vehicle manufacturer Streit Group. The armoured vehicle can support military, police and law enforcement missions.
They will join another 177 Streit vehicles of various types including Warrior, Typhoon, and Spartans acquired in 2017 for the Nigerian Army to equip the forces battling Violent Extremist Groups in the region.
The Spartan-MAV can be deployed for various missions, peacekeeping operations and convoy escort. The vehicle is designed with superior power and handling to make it well-suited for urban and off-road deployment. The Spartan-MAV armoured vehicle offers excellent protection against both ballistic and blast threats with crew compartment protection of STANAG 2-level armouring in various applications ranging from a battlefield ambulance up to a fully armed direct-fire vehicle.
The new generation Spartan armoured personnel carrier (APC) can conduct military tactical operations, command-and-control, counter-terrorism, riot control, and counter-surveillance missions. It can also be used for special weapons and tactics (SWAT) operations. The vehicle offers high speed and enhanced off-road mobility.