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  • Bolivian Armed Forces to receive new armoured personnel carriers

    The Bolivian Armed Forces are to receive newly built armored personnel carriers (APCs), the Shaanxi Baoji Special Vehicles Company's China Tiger 4x4 light armoured vehicle, marking the first such procurement since 1979, an industry source told IHS Jane's . The China Tiger is a high mobility,

  • Brazilian Navy now fully equipped with MLRS

    The Brazilian Navy's Marines Corps (CFN) has received the last vehicles to complete its battery of ASTROS CFN 2020 (Artillery SaTuration ROcket System) self-propelled multiple launch rocket system (MLRS), purchased from Avibras Indústria Aeroespacial. The last vehicles were placed in service

  • Brazilian Navy Skyhawk fighter crashes

    A Brazilian Navy (MB) Boeing (Douglas) AF-1B Skyhawk fighter aircraft crashed into the sea near Saquarema, State of Rio de Janeiro, on 26 July. A comprehensive search-and-rescue operation was immediately launched for the pilot, who ejected, but as of this writing was still missing. The aircraft

  • Carter: US plans for retaking Mosul 'on schedule'

    Efforts to train six Iraqi brigades and move them into position along with Kurdish Peshmerga forces to retake the Iraqi town of Mosul from the Islamic State are moving ahead "on schedule", US secretary of defence Ashton Carter said on 27 July. "All of those forces, all of that is

  • Argentina evaluates medium transports

    The Argentine Ministry of Defence (MoD) is evaluating the purchase of a new medium transport aircraft to replace the Fokker F27 Friendships of the Argentine Air Force, the last operational example of which is to be retired this year. According to Walter Ceballos, the MoD's logistics and emergencies

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