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January 2006
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Belgium Back Menu
Modernisation of Belgium army with new armoured vehicles Mowag Piranha IIIC et light wheeled armoured vehicle LMV Iveco and Dingo 2.

This 27 January 2006, the Belgian government approved the programme of acquisition of new wheeled armoured vehicles 8x8. This acquisition is the last shot of the modernization of the vehicles for the Belgian ground force. The contract was allotted to the Swiss firm Mowag. The Mowag vehicle, Piranha IIIC, fulfills best the requirements of the specification. The complete range is made up of seven versions which will replace all the existing tracked vehicles (Leopard, AIFV and M113): 99 vehicule use as armoured personnel carrier, 32 vehicles AIFV with gun of 30 mm, 40 vehicle as antitank vehicle with 90 mm gun, 24 command post vehicle, 12 ambulance vehicle, 17 armoured recovery and repair vehicle, and 18 engineer vehicle. Belgian defense also made the acquisition of armoured trucks and jeeps of the Italian IVECO company.
27 January 2006

Mowag Piranha IIIC command post picture Mowag Piranha IIIC with 30 mm gun picture Mowag Piranha IIIC ambulance
Light armoured jeep IVECO LMV picture Armoured truck IVECO picture Dingo 2 light wheeled armoured vehicle picture
   
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Iraq Back Menu
Iraqi soldiers patrol with armoured vehicle Casspir and ASV.

Iraqi soldiers drive away in armoured vehicles from the main entrance of Iraq's interior ministry complex which leads to the scene of a twin suicide attack in central Baghdad. Twenty-eight police were killed and 25 injured when twin suicide bombers attacked the ministry where ministers and the US ambassador were attending a parade to mark Police Day
09 January 2006

Iraqi ASV wheeled armoured personnel carrier picture Iraqi ASV wheeled armoured personnel carrier picture Iraqi Casspir wheeled armoured personnel carrier picture
   

CASSPIR
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Pakistan Back Menu
Pakistani paramilitary soldiers with an armoured personal carrier UR-416 guard a street in Miranshah.

Pakistani paramilitary soldiers with an armoured personal carrier guard a street in Miranshah, the main town in northern Waziristan tribal area January 7, 2006. Sixteen people, including eight paramilitary soldiers, were killed in Pakistan on Saturday in separate incidents in its restive tribal belt on the afghan border, officials and witnesses said.
07 January 2006

Pakistani UR-416 wheeled armoured personnel carrier picture
UR-416
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Sri Lanka Back Menu
Sri Lankan soldiers guards in the street in the nothern of Sri Lanka.

Sri Lankan soldiers guard the street as an armed carrier drives past in Jaffna, northern Sri Lanka, January 5, 2006.
06 January 2006

Sri Lankan wheeled armoured personnel carrier picture Sri Lankan wheeled armoured personnel carrier picture

 

 

Hungary Back Menu
Hungarian soldiers from the EUFOR exchanged fire with a suspected Bosnian Serb war crime suspect identified as Dragomir Abazovic.

Hungarian soldiers members of the EUFOR peacekeeping troops head toward the scene after EUFOR peacekeepers exchanged fire with a suspected Bosnian Serb war crime suspect identified as Dragomir Abazovic, close to Rogatica, about 70 kilometers (40 miles) southeast of the capital, Sarajevo, on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2006. According to the Bosnian Serb police, Abazovic, was wounded and the suspect's wife, Rada, 42, and son Dragoljub, 12, also were injured in the attempt to arrest the war crimes suspected.
05 January 2006

Hungarian
BTR-80 wheeled armoured personnel carrier picture
Hungarian
BTR-80 wheeled armoured personnel carrier picture
Hungarian
BTR-80 wheeled armoured personnel carrier picture
BTR-80
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BTR-80
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BTR-80
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Russia Back Menu
Russian forces pounded suspected rebels in the restive southern region of Dagestan with air and artillery strikes.

Russian soldiers wait for the end of air strikes and artillery bombardment near the village of Gimry in Dagestan, Thursday, Jan. 5, 2006. Russian forces pounded suspected rebels in the restive southern region of Dagestan with air and artillery strikes Thursday as they tried for a third day to eliminate a small band entrenched in the mountains near the village of Gimry.
05 January 2006

Russian MT-LB multi-purpose armoured vehicle picture Russian mortar picture
MT-LB
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Israel Back Menu
Israeli soldiers with M113 armoured personnel carrier patrol along the Israeli Egyptian border.

Israeli armoured personnel carriers drive along the Israeli Egyptian border during a troop deployment near the Kerem Shalom crossing January 2, 2006. Israeli aircraft struck at Gaza Strip militants and Palestinian police stormed government offices in the territory on Monday as internal unrest brought new calls for a Palestinian election delay.
02 January 2006

Israeli M113 armoured personnel carrier picture Israeli M113 armoured personnel carrier picture Israeli M113 armoured personnel carrier picture
M113
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Iraq Back Menu
New Iraq army make a raid with tanks T-55 in Al Gawiya village.

Iraqi soldiers ride on a tank while taking position during a raid in Al Gawiya village, 180 km (112 miles) north of Baghdad January 2, 2006. At least 15 insurgents were arrested in the raid.
02 January 2006

Iraqi T-55 main battle tank picture Iraqi T-55 main battle tank picture Iraqi T-55 main battle tank picture
T-55
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T-55
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T-55
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