Rabdan is a version of the Turkish Arma 8x8 Armored Personnel Carrier modified to the requirements of the UAE army and adapted for production in the UAE.
The vehicle has a minimum total weight of 28,000 kg with the possibility of increasing up to 30,000 kg, which is more compared to the weight of Arma 8x8, which is 24,000 kg. The ability to swim will be standard for the IFV variant, and optional for other variants.
During the IDEX 2017 exhibition, the Rabdan was presented in the form of an Infantry Fighting Vehicle, with the BMP-3 turret installed. At the same time, it was announced that a contract was signed for the purchase of 400 such vehicles by the United Arab Emirates with their production in the United Arab Emirates. The total contract value is USD661 million (the contract with Tawazun from UAE is worth USD540 million).