The Ghanaian Army is now fielding Turkish-made Otokar Cobra and Cobra II armoured vehicles, according to footage of Exercise ‘Eagle Eye’ shown on local television on 9 November.
Two Cobra II and two Cobra appeared in the urban counter-terrorism exercise conducted by the army’s 64 th Infantry Regiment. They provided support to the troops as they stormed the head office of Ecobank Ghana. Each was equipped with a protected weapon station, with both Cobra IIs being armed with .50 FN M2 heavy machine guns, while the Cobras were fitted with 7.62 mm FN MAGs.
One of the Cobras was equipped with what appeared to be a mast-mounted electro-optical sensor fitted on the rear of its hull.
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