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Bolivian Army receives new Chinese military aid package

01 August 2018

The Bolivian Army received a new military aid package from the China on 30 July under the framework of a 2011 military technical co-operation agreement.

The accord, which is negotiated and renewed annually, has so far provided the Bolivian armed forces with a regular influx of new, albeit modest, quantities of military equipment.

In this iteration, the army received 10 Shaanxi Baoji ‘China Tiger’ 4×4 light armoured tactical vehicles, which join an existing inventory of 19 vehicles received in 2016.

The Tiger 4×4 vehicle, which can carry a squad of nine soldiers in addition to a crew of two, is armoured against 7.62 mm munitions and can be fitted with additional protective plates.

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