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Liberian army fields Cougar vehicles

18 February 2020
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The Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL) paraded Streit Cougar protected-mobility vehicles during the Armed Forces Day celebration on 11 February.

A Streit Cougar is seen during a Liberian military parade in Monrovia on 11 February (Armed Forces of Liberia)A Streit Cougar is seen during a Liberian military parade in Monrovia on 11 February (Armed Forces of Liberia)

The AFL was not previously known to have any operational armoured vehicles since the end of the second civil war in 2003.

It is unclear how many Cougars have been acquired, with only three seen taking part in the parade. All three had protected weapon stations, but the PKM-type machine gun held by the soldier manning at least one of them did not appear to be attached to the mount.

The Cougar is built on a Toyota series 79 chassis and can accommodate up to six dismounts in the back in addition to a driver and front passenger.

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