TEHRAN (Press Shia) – A new home-made armored military vehicle, dubbed Toofan (hurricane) was unveiled today by Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami.

The armored, mine resistant and ambush protected vehicle has been developed by local experts at the Defense Ministry, designed to carry out logistical and combat missions in the theater.

According to the minister, Toofan is a four-wheel drive truck with protection against land mines and improvised explosive devices (IEDs) with explosion power of several kilograms of TNT equivalent.

The Iranian vehicle is also resistant to steel-core bullets and is a high mobility multipurpose truck capable of moving in difficult terrain, driving through 1.5 meters of water and climbing barriers as high as 50 centimeters.