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Ecuador receives Chinese multipurpose vehicles

12 December 2016

The Ecuadorian Army's Second Division in Guayaquil has received 17 Chinese multipurpose vehicles, including seven vehicle-launched bridges and 10 trucks.

The platforms, which were received on 6 December but announced on 8 December, were then delivered to the Huancavilca Regional Logistical Command No 74 and will be distributed among other units.

This completes delivery of a fleet of Chinese vehicles that Quito acquired a year ago, the army said. In 2015 Ecuador acquired 709 vehicles, including 4x4 and 6x6 multipurpose trucks, 6x4 fuel and water trucks, and different types of buses in a deal reportedly worth USD81 million. On 8 December the army carried out a demonstration with new equipment by installing a 105 m mechanised bridge near Guayaquil.

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