Egypt Purchases Thousands of Armored Vehicles
The Dubai-based company Minerva Special Purpose Vehicles is building
thousands of Panthera T6 light armored vehicles for Egypt
Ami Rojkes Dombe | 27/02/2017
Engineer Mohamed Emad el-Kabbany, Minerva Special Purpose Vehicles’ (MSPV’s)
assistant manager for sales and business development, confirmed to jane’s
that somewhere between 2,000-3,000 Panthera T6 three-door vehicles were
ordered for both the Egyptian Army and National Police.
The T6 is a Toyota Land Cruiser 79-series vehicle that has had its shell
removed and a new armored body fitted. The three-door version has seats for
six personnel in the back in addition to the two up front and can be armed
with a machine gun in a ring-mount.
The reports adds that the vehicle has been seen in the Sinai Peninsula,
where the Egyptian Army is trying to suppress the local branch of the
Islamic State militant group.