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A Tiuna with a covered cab roof.
|Type||Light Utility Vehicle|
|Place of origin||Venezuela|
|In service||2004 - Present|
|Unit cost||$69,767.44 (USD) / BsF. 142.857,00 (VEF) (basic unit)|
|Produced||July 20, 2004 – present|
|Crew||9 (Including driver)|
|Engine||General Motors Vortec V8 5.3 litre|
The Tiuna UR-53AR50 is a Venezuelan multipurpose military vehicle, presented by CENARECA and assembled by Venezolana de Vehículos para la Defensa. The assembly plant is located at Fort Tiuna, Caracas, Distrito Capital, Venezuela. The Tiuna was created to compete with the American-made Humvee, which was first shown to the public on July 20, 2004.
Production vehicles are built with the support of companies that bring vehicle parts for its construction and co-ops that work at the Fort Tiuna Assembly Plant (VVD Headquarters). This vehicle is designed and built in Venezuela.
- Command Post
- Recoilless rifle-mounted (M40)
- Transportation (Personal)
- Cargo (Dry)
- Water tanker
- Ecuador: Acquired some Tiunas as alternate due to bad relations with the US and other western nations.
- Venezuela: Used by Venezuelan military since 2004.
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- "Venezuela expone vehículos militares en Paraguay" (in Spanish). Digital ABC. Retrieved 2012-03-10.
- "Tiuna". Military Today. 2015-02-02. Retrieved 2010-03-10.
- Official Site (Archived)