Brazilian marines receive first U 5000 all-terrain trucks

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.


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Ukraine conflict: Russia launches new offensive in southern Donbas

by Thomas Bullock

Russia began a new offensive in southern Donbas on 19 May. (Janes)


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Czech Republic to receive Leopard 2 tanks from Germany

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.

However, the Czech MoD told Janes


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Slovenia signs Boxer contract

by Nicholas Fiorenza

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.


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