The Palestinian Security Forces have received a new batch of Al-Jawad 4x4 armored vehicles from Jordan. A tweet was published on the Twitter account of Flat Eric on August 21, 2019, showing members of the Palestinian Security Forces at the front of Al-Jawad vehicles, Army Recognition reported.
The Palestinian Security Services (PSS) are the armed forces and intelligence agencies of the State of Palestine. They comprise several institutions, notably the Security Forces and the Police. The President of the Palestinian National Authority is Commander-in-Chief of the Palestinian Forces.
The Al-Jawad is 4x4 light tactical armored vehicle designed and manufactured by the Jordanian Defense Company KADDB. The vehicle is mainly used as APC (Armored Personnel Carrier) and can accommodate up to 10 military personnel including driver and commander.
The Al-Jawad is based on a Toyota Land Cruiser 4x4 chassis motorized with a Diesel engine developing 300 Hp. coupled to a 6-speed automatic transmission. The vehicle can run at a maximum speed of 130 km/h with a maximum cruising range of 650 km.
The hull of the Al-Jawad provides protection against firing of small arms 7.62mm and artillery shell splinters. The roof of the vehicle can be fitted with open-top or armored turret that can be armed with a 7.62mm machine gun.