Delivery Success – UNAMI

Armored Bus

The UNAMI Transport Team and International Armored Group worked very hard to produce a concept followed by a prototype of an Armored Bus (what we call now the “Hippo”). UNAMI gave their ideas for functionality to IAG and in turn IAG designed and produced the first set of armored buses – Hippos. It was an excellent example of cooperation between the vendor and the UN, to produce these buses. For this I would like to thank International Armoured Group. With their help we also got our first armoured ambulance built on a commercial chassis. This was once again a master piece of improvisation. The achievement of the two goals above allowed UNAMI to be self-sufficient when the Multinational Forces withdrew from Iraq in 2011.

Chief Transport Officer | United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI)