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February 2008
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Turkey Back top page
Turkish troops, backed by fighter jets, have closed in on a main rebel base in their offensive against Kurdish separatists.

A Turkish armoured vehicle moves towards the Turkish-Iraq border on February 25. Turkish troops, backed by fighter jets, have closed in on a main rebel base in their offensive against Kurdish separatists in northern Iraq that has so far claimed at least 170 lives.
26 February 2008

Turkish army Otokar Cobra light wheeled armoured personnel carrier picture  . A Turkish armoured vehicle moves towards the Turkish-Iraq border on February 25. Turkish troops, backed by fighter jets, have closed in on a main rebel base in their offensive against Kurdish separatists in northern Iraq that has so far claimed at least 170 lives. Turkish army Otokar APC light wheeled armoured personnel carrier picture  . A Turkish armoured vehicle moves towards the Turkish-Iraq border on February 25. Turkish troops, backed by fighter jets, have closed in on a main rebel base in their offensive against Kurdish separatists in northern Iraq that has so far claimed at least 170 lives. Turkish army BTR-60 wheeled armoured personnel carrier picture . A Turkish armoured vehicle moves towards the Turkish-Iraq border on February 25. Turkish troops, backed by fighter jets, have closed in on a main rebel base in their offensive against Kurdish separatists in northern Iraq that has so far claimed at least 170 lives.
Turkish army Otokar Cobra light wheeled armoured personnel carrier picture Turkish army Otokar APC light wheeled armoured personnel carrier picture Turkish army BTR-60 wheeled armoured personnel carrier picture

 

 

South Korea Back top page
River crossing exercise for the South Korean Army against possible attack from North Korea.

Soldiers of a South Korean army armoured division take part in a river-crossing exercise against a possible attack from North Korea on the Han river in Yeoju, about 100 km (62 miles) southeast of Seoul February 14, 2008
14 February 2008

South Korean KIFV armoured infantry fighting vehicle picture. Soldiers of a South Korean army armoured division take part in a river-crossing exercise against a possible attack from North Korea on the Han river in Yeoju, about 100 km (62 miles) southeast of Seoul February 14, 2008 South Korean KIFV armoured infantry fighting vehicle picture . Soldiers of a South Korean army armoured division take part in a river-crossing exercise against a possible attack from North Korea on the Han river in Yeoju, about 100 km (62 miles) southeast of Seoul February 14, 2008 South Korean K1 main battle tank picture . Soldiers of a South Korean army armoured division take part in a river-crossing exercise against a possible attack from North Korea on the Han river in Yeoju, about 100 km (62 miles) southeast of Seoul February 14, 2008
South Korean KIFV armoured infantry fighting vehicle picture South Korean KIFV armoured infantry fighting vehicle picture South Korean K1 main battle tank picture
 
 

United Arab Emirates Back top page
Patria’s AMV vehicle selected for United Arab Emirates.

“We are most contented that Patria AMV has now been chosen by the UAE Armed Forces. This is a significant breakthrough for Patria in entering again a new market. We see the Arabian Peninsula as one of our focus areas in the near future”, states Mr Jorma Wiitakorpi, President and CEO of Patria.
Patria AMV 8x8 - with well over 1200 vehicles contracted and some 200 already delivered - is the choice of the Polish, Finnish, Slovenian, South African, Croatian and now also United Arab Emirates’ armies. Patria AMV is currently in serial production in three countries – Finland, Poland and Slovenia - and production will be starting soon in Croatia and South Africa. Being fully NATO compatible, Patria AMV offers effective protection, increased mobility, modularity and combat proven performance. The vehicle is very easy to operate and maintain. Patria AMV is one of the few wheeled vehicles in the world capable of carrying also heavy weapon systems, like the 105 mm cannon or the 120 mm mortar turrets without reducing the mobility of the vehicle.
Patria AMV is the only vehicle in its kind to have passed the demanding ARMSCOR mine tests in South Africa. The AMVs (Rosomaks in Polish) are currently in active use in the mission in Afganistan by Poland. The experiences have been very positive and shown that Patria AMV vehicles deliver what they promise: excellent mobility, protection and performance. Patria AMV is tested successfully in most demanding conditions in several countries among others in Finland, US, Brazil, South Africa, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates, Poland, Slovenia, Malaysia and Croatia with outstanding results. Patria is a defence and aerospace group with international operations delivering its customers competitive solutions based on own specialist know-how and partnerships. Patria is owned by the State of Finland and the European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company EADS N.V.
10 February 2008

Patria AMV wheeled armoured vehicle personnel carrier picture . “We are most contented that Patria AMV has now been chosen by the UAE Armed Forces. This is a significant breakthrough for Patria in entering again a new market. We see the Arabian Peninsula as one of our focus areas in the near future”, states Mr Jorma Wiitakorpi, President and CEO of Patria.
Patria AMV wheeled armoured vehicle personnel carrier picture
 
 

Chad Back top page
Chadian soldiers sleep on T-55 after the battle at the capital Ndjamena.

A Chadian soldier sleeps on his T55 tank in position in Ndjamena. Chad's government slapped a night curfew on Ndjamena and southern provinces as rebels who almost ousted President Idriss Deby Itno regrouped and rearmed after battling for the capital.
07 February 2008

Chadian Army Toyota jeep with zu-23-2 anti-aircraft gun picture. A Chadian soldier sleeps on his T55 tank in position in Ndjamena. Chad's government slapped a night curfew on Ndjamena and southern provinces as rebels who almost ousted President Idriss Deby Itno regrouped and rearmed after battling for the capital. Chadian Army T-55 main battle tank picture . A Chadian soldier sleeps on his T55 tank in position in Ndjamena. Chad's government slapped a night curfew on Ndjamena and southern provinces as rebels who almost ousted President Idriss Deby Itno regrouped and rearmed after battling for the capital. Chadian Army T-55 main battle tank picture . A Chadian soldier sleeps on his T55 tank in position in Ndjamena. Chad's government slapped a night curfew on Ndjamena and southern provinces as rebels who almost ousted President Idriss Deby Itno regrouped and rearmed after battling for the capital.
Chadian Army Toyota jeep with zu-23-2 anti-aircraft gun picture Chadian Army T-55 main battle tank picture Chadian Army T-55 main battle tank picture

 

 
 

France Back top page
Delivery of the 100th upgraded AMX10RC wheeled armoured vehicleto the French Army by Nexter.

This delivery took place in the scope of a contract, awarded by the French Procurement Authority (DGA) in December 2000, for the upgrading of 256 AMX10RC armoured vehicles. The upgrading of the AMX10RC consists in improving the reliability of the chassis, completely accomodating the turret and integrating the SIT V1 Battle Management System. By last August, SIT V1 was qualified by the DGA, notably on board the AMX10RC. The vehicle operational evaluation was achieved without any problem and, in 2006, a squadron of upgraded AMX10RC from the Foreign Legion 1 Cavalry Regiment, was sent to the Ivory Coast to take part in the Operation Licorne. The French Army Material Command (DCMAT), as a MoD partner, produces the upgraded chassis by using systems delivered by Nexter Systems. Nexter Systems upgrades the turrets and completes the vehicle final integration.
06 February 2008

AMX-10RC Nexter upgraded french army wheeled armoured vehicle picture . This delivery took place in the scope of a contract, awarded by the French Procurement Authority (DGA) in December 2000, for the upgrading of 256 AMX10RC armoured vehicles. The upgrading of the AMX10RC consists in improving the reliability of the chassis, completely accomodating the turret and integrating the SIT V1 Battle Management System. By last August, SIT V1 was qualified by the DGA, notably on board the AMX10RC. The vehicle operational evaluation was achieved without any problem and, in 2006, a squadron of upgraded AMX10RC from the Foreign Legion 1 Cavalry Regiment, was sent to the Ivory Coast to take part in the Operation Licorne. The French Army Material Command (DCMAT), as a MoD partner, produces the upgraded chassis by using systems delivered by Nexter Systems. Nexter Systems upgrades the turrets and completes the vehicle final integration.
AMX-10RC Nexter upgraded french army wheeled armoured vehicle picture

 

 

France Back top page
French special forces troops patrol in N'Djamena as calm returns to the Chad.

French special forces troops patrol in N'Djamena as calm returns to the Chad after last week's fierce fighting. Chad's government on Thursday slapped a night curfew on Ndjamena and southern provinces as rebels who almost ousted President Idriss Deby Itno regrouped and rearmed after battling for the capital.
05 February 2008

French Army Peugeot P4 light wheeled armoured vehicle picture . French special forces troops patrol in N'Djamena as calm returns to the Chad after last week's fierce fighting. Chad's government on Thursday slapped a night curfew on Ndjamena and southern provinces as rebels who almost ousted President Idriss Deby Itno regrouped and rearmed after battling for the capital. French Army VAB Renault wheeled armoured personnel carrier picture . French special forces troops patrol in N'Djamena as calm returns to the Chad after last week's fierce fighting. Chad's government on Thursday slapped a night curfew on Ndjamena and southern provinces as rebels who almost ousted President Idriss Deby Itno regrouped and rearmed after battling for the capital.
French Army Peugeot P4 light wheeled armoured vehicle picture French Army VAB Renault wheeled armoured personnel carrier picture

 

 
 

China Back top page
Chinese army use armoured vehicle to transport food and clothes to a disaster area in Lianzhou.

Armoured vehicles are deployed to transport food and clothes to a disaster area in Lianzhou, Guangzhou province February 3, 2008. About 900 local residents have been stranded by heavy snow for 11 days. About 1.07 million militia and army reservists were participating in the weather relief effort against the recent snowfall, Xinhua News Agency said.
03 February 2008

Chinese Army armoured recovery vehicle Type-59 ARV picture . Armoured vehicles are deployed to transport food and clothes to a disaster area in Lianzhou, Guangzhou province February 3, 2008. About 900 local residents have been stranded by heavy snow for 11 days. About 1.07 million militia and army reservists were participating in the weather relief effort against the recent snowfall, Xinhua News Agency said. Chinese Army YW 531 tracked armoured personnel carrier picture . Armoured vehicles are deployed to transport food and clothes to a disaster area in Lianzhou, Guangzhou province February 3, 2008. About 900 local residents have been stranded by heavy snow for 11 days. About 1.07 million militia and army reservists were participating in the weather relief effort against the recent snowfall, Xinhua News Agency said.
Chinese Army armoured recovery vehicle Type-59 ARV picture Chinese Army YW 531 tracked armoured personnel carrier picture

 

 

United States Back top page
Textron Marine & Land Awarded $228 M for 329 Additional U.S. Army M1117 Armored Security Vehicles

With this additional order, our customer has again chosen the ASV to protect soldiers," said Tom Walmsley, general manager, Textron Marine & Land Systems. "Our partnership with TACOM has allowed these vehicles to be delivered with the latest fragmentation protection kits, improving the system survivability even more."
The ASV has been in continuous combat for almost 60 months with an organic Operational Readiness Rate consistently greater than 90 percent. With this award, the total number of ASVs produced to date for the U.S. Army or remaining to be delivered under contract with the U.S. Army is now at 2058 vehicles. Production and deliveries of the ASV continue at the normal production rate of 48 vehicles a month with firm contracts through May 2009. The ASV is used by the U.S. Army for its Military Police, convoy protection and Field Artillery Combat Observation and Lasing Teams (COLT). Its record of performance, reliability and survivability in the field is excellent. More than 1040 ASVs have been deployed in combat missions in support of the Global War on Terrorism. Textron Marine & Land Systems has built more than 1270 vehicles for the U.S. Army as of January 2008.
01 February 2008

ASV Textron M1117 Guardian wheeled armoured vehicle personnel carrier picture . With this additional order, our customer has again chosen the ASV to protect soldiers," said Tom Walmsley, general manager, Textron Marine & Land Systems. "Our partnership with TACOM has allowed these vehicles to be delivered with the latest fragmentation protection kits, improving the system survivability even more."
ASV Textron M1117 Guardian wheeled armoured vehicle personnel carrier picture

 

 

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