The Colombian Navy received eight Navistar MV7000 vehicles donated by the United States on 17 November.
Reportedly worth a total of USD1.3 million, the vehicles can carry up to 24 troops or serve as cargo vehicles with a capacity of five tonnes and feature a ring mount for a machine gun.
The platforms will be used by Colombia’s Marine Infantry Battalion 1, based in Bolivar state, for military transport and humanitarian operations, the navy explained.
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