Brazilian marines receive first U 5000 all-terrain trucks
27 January 2022
by Victor Barreira
The Brazilian Navy Marine Corps received its first delivery of 12 Mercedes-Benz UNIMOG U 5000 4×4 5-tonne trucks on 18 January, the Marine Materiel Command told Janes.
This initial batch is part of a November 2020 deal between the government and Daimler Truck valued at EUR18.5 million (USD20.9 million). Under the contract, the company will deliver 90 U 5000s: 67 general transport trucks, six water tank trucks, six fuel tank trucks, four trucks with a hydraulic loading crane, three with a cold storage shelter, and four dump trucks.
Czech Republic to receive Leopard 2 tanks from Germany
24 May 2022
by Nicholas Fiorenza
Germany will supply Leopard 2A4 tanks to the Czech Republic. (Bundeswehr/Detmar Modes)
Germany will supply Leopard 2A4 tanks to the Czech Republic, the two countries' ministries of defence (MoDs) announced on 18 May. The German MoD, in a press release, described the donation as backfill in support of the Czech Republic supplying heavy equipment to Ukraine.
Slovenian Boxers will be based on the Lithuanian version (pictured), which is equipped with a Rafael Samson Mk II RWS. (Lithuanian MoD)
Slovenia, represented by the Organisation for Joint Armament Co-operation (OCCAR), signed a contract with Rheinmetall-Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) consortium Artec to purchase 45 Boxer armoured vehicles in four variants worth a total of EUR281.5 million (USD296.3 million), the consortium and its two constituent companies announced in a joint press release on 17 May.
Podcast recording date: 26 April 2022.
Huw Williams of our EMEA news team chairs a discussion focussed on the Russian invasion of Ukraine featuring Amael Kotlarski, Senior Analyst at Janes, Thomas Bullock, Senior Russia and CIS OSINT Analyst a...