EDGE entity AL JASOOR, the UAE’s armoured automobile specialist, unveiled a brand new variant of its Rabdan 8×8 infantry combating automobile (IFV) – the Rabdan ambulance – on the primary day of the World Protection Present held in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The brand new configuration is uniquely designed to supply off-road mobility and mine-resistant, ambush protected (MRAP)-level safety to army medics on ambulatory missions in high-threat environments. The Rabdan 8×8 ambulance gives pressing evacuation capabilities whereas shielding sufferers and medics with optimum safety towards enemy fireplace, improvised explosive units (IEDs), and different battlefield threats.

Dr. Jasem Al Zaabi, Appearing CEO, AL JASOOR, mentioned: “The Rabdan ambulance automobile combines best-in-class off-road mobility with a life-saving crew safety system for pressing medical care in landscapes which can be too rugged for normal ambulances. Just like the Rabdan 8×8, its revolutionary design protects passengers on operations in high-risk environments. That includes excessive commonality with the Rabdan 8×8 platform, the ambulance variant drives down value for our purchasers, meets trendy warfare necessities, and optimises worth for all operational necessities.”


A formidable powerpack and military-grade driveline imply that this automobile can sustain with ahead formations, even within the harshest terrain. Alongside a design that protects crew and sufferers from the deadliest threats, the Rabdan ambulance options an elevated roof and a big inside quantity configured with in depth medical tools. With room for medics to manoeuvre, the automobile has a carrying capability of as much as 9 personnel, together with medics and sufferers. Rabdan comes with a modular, multi-wheeled construction for each tactical and technical benefits. Its built-in suite of military-grade help providers makes it an entire unit.

Rabdan is a next-generation 8×8 amphibious infantry combating automobile (IFV) being supplied by AL JASOOR, a army autos producer based mostly within the UAE. Constructed on the profitable Armed Assault (ARMA) platform, the IFV is designed to satisfy the operational necessities of armed forces globally. The automobile affords excessive mobility on each land and water. All of the variants function most commonality and interchangeability which cut back the logistic footprint for fleet operators. The Rabdan 8×8 IFV has a size of 8m, width of three.25m and top of two.35m. The gross weight of the automobile is as much as 30,000kg, whereas the utmost seating capability of the IFV is 11.

Rabdan 8×8 Mine-resistant Ambush Protected Ambulance was exhibited on the World Protection Present (WDS) in Riyadh on 11 March 2022. (Picture by EDGE/Al Jasoor)