The Iraqi Armed Forces unveils South Korean-made Promoter DAPC-2 4×4 armoured vehicles for the first time during the military parade on 6 January. The Promoter DAPC-2 is an upgrade over TAMBORA DAPC (Daeji P&I Armored Personnel Carrier) manufactured by South Korea’s Daeji P&I. The armoured vehicles offers superior levels of protection up to STANAG 4569 and can be configured with a range of weapon platform options. The Promoter is based on a robust Ford F550 chassis. It is primarily designed for use by the Police, SWAT, Special Response Teams, and law enforcement agencies. The standard configuration includes a driver, a commander and seats for a crew of 8 people. The seat configuration can be adjusted.
Daeji P&I is a company based in South Korea,, which builds a range of vehicles including for domestic waste collection, tankers for transporting water, chemicals, or food, and a number of vehicles designed for use by police units, including water cannon and armoured personnel carriers. The company produces a wide assortment of water cannons, in different sizes and with capacities, from the DWC6500 (with a 6500 litre water tank) to the DWC15000 “mammoth”. The DWC15000 based on a modified Mercedes Benz 3344k truck, modified to carry a 5-person crew and a 150000 litre water tank. The company claims to have sold over 2700 water cannons to 20 countries. The company produces an average of 400 vehicles a year and employs around 50 people. The company has a supply contract with Hyundai Motors.