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Argentine Army adds new and modernised equipment

24 April 2018

On 19 April the Argentine Army took delivery of a diverse range of new and modernised equipment, part of a broader modernisation of land assets for the army.

New equipment included Steyr Mannlicher HS.50 M1 12,7 mm rifles, Thales Ground Observer 80 radars, Zodiac assault boats, Sany STC800 cranes, JCB and Komatsu excavators, Iveco Tector, Stralis and Mercedes-Benz 1726 Atego trucks, second-hand AM General AM939 trucks and Iveco Daily ambulances, Kärcher MFK 2/96 field kitchens and a range of ancillary items.

Modernised equipment included refurbished Mercedes-Benz Unimog 416 trucks, M113 armoured personnel carriers and M106 mortar carriers, TAM VCA 155 mm self-propelled howitzers and one Bell UH-1H helicopter upgraded to the Huey II standard.

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