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17 Nov 23. Spain plans to sign VAC Tracked Support Vehicle contract by end of year. Spain plans to sign a contract for the Vehículo de Apoyo de Cadenas (VAC) Tracked Support Vehicle contract in December, Colonel Antonio Llorens Perez, who is responsible for the Pizarro infantry fighting vehicle (IFV) and VAC programmes in the Spanish Ministry of Defence’s Directorate-General for Armament and Material (DGAM), told the last day of SAE Media Group’s Future Armoured Vehicles Survivability (FAVS) 2023 conference held in London from 13 to 15 November. Col Llorens addressed the conference virtually as he had to stay in Madrid to negotiate the VAC contract. (Source: Janes)
15 Nov 23. The SHERPA APC Police showcased by the Brigade for Research and Intervention (BRI) at Milipol Paris 2023 The intensity of the threats faced by the police forces and internal security is constantly increasing. These risks are becoming more numerous and diverse, including kinetic projectiles, drones, improvised explosives, incendiary projectiles, and even heavy weapons used by wellequipped and aggressive organisations in various regions of the world. SHERPA APC Police used by the Brigade for Reasearch and Intervention (BRI) showcased at Milipol Event. Arquus offers versatile and modular vehicles in its Defense and Security ranges capable of responding to or adapting to any mission. Among the emblematic vehicles in this range, the SHERPA APC in its Police configuration will be showcased at the Milipol exhibition from November 14 to 17, 2023. Considered as a reference in the armoured 4×4 segment for many years, the SHERPA family has been tested in various terrains and within numerous international armies, including in France, as part of NATO missions, the Middle East, Asia, and Latin America. It is evident that the SHERPA has already proven its worth in diverse contexts, especially where law enforcement and security are national priorities. In the configuration presented at Milipol 2023, the SHERPA APC Police boasts a capacity for up to 10 soldiers, enhanced protection, and very high mobility performance. This SHERPA APC has been deployed, notably within the police units of the Brigade for Reasearch and Intervention (BRI), during the recent riots in France. In a different configuration, the SHERPA assault ladder can be equipped with a ladder reaching up to 8.5 meters using its autonomous ramp. For example, this vehicle was used by the GIGN (National Gendarmerie Intervention Group) during the January 2015 attacks. During the latest phase of the pursuit initiated after the attack on the Charlie Hebdo headquarters a few days earlier, this vehicle helped dislodge the Kouachi brothers from the printing press in Dammartin-en Goël after several hours of confrontation. Moreover, the SHERPA is capable, thanks to its ladder, of boarding an Airbus A380 in the event of a hostage situation. This ladder is equipped with an advanced protection system, allowing intervention personnel to be as secure as possible. In the context of future sports events which are coming in France and considering the Vigipirate context as well as the increased risk of attacks, the demand for armoured troop transport vehicles (APC) is increasingly significant. The Arquus range offers numerous configurations for such vehicles with protection levels adapted to all interventions.
15 Nov 23. France Supplies Bastion Armored Vehicles to Armenia. Particularly after its most recent war with Azerbaijan, Armenia has found itself isolated, lacking support from treaty ally Russia but without great options to replace Moscow as security guarantor. France, however, has made strides to deepen its relationship with Yerevan, announcing several arms deals in recent weeks and, over the weekend, delivering ACMAT Bastion armored personnel carriers (APCs) to the southern Caucasus country.
According to reports in regional media, France delivered 21 Bastion APCs to Armenia on Sunday. Contract details have not been made public, but these are reportedly from the same group of 24 Bastions that were originally pledged to Ukraine.
The APC delivery comes as France aims to upgrade Armenia’s air-defense capabilities, as well. Late last month, during a visit to France, Armenian Defense Minister Suren Papikyan inked a contract for the purchase of three Thales GM 200 radars. The two sides also inked a memorandum of understanding that should lead to a sale of Mistral short-range air-defense systems. Given that the Bastions were already produced, the contract for them may have been signed at this time, as well.
One interesting wrinkle to the APC delivery is that it was apparently delivered via the Georgian port of Poti. This development was initially revealed in Azeri media (Caliber.Az), which highlighted the logistics, claiming that Tbilisi has previously blocked arms shipments from France to Armenia from transiting its territory.
RFE/RL’s Georgian language service later obtained a statement from APM Terminals Poti, confirming the delivery through the port.
“In this particular case, the cargo was received from the EU country, France, and sent to Armenia, a country on which sanctions do not apply. In addition, in the absence of clear instructions and restrictions from the Government of Georgia, APM Terminals Poti is deprived of the chance to unreasonably refuse to accept cargo.” — APM Terminals Poti
Baku swiftly issued a condemnation of the Bastion transfer, asserting that the delivery is adding to “destabilization of the situation” in the region. The Azeri government further called on the international community to refrain from arming the Armenian military.
Armenian rearmament follows several recent defeats in wars against Azerbaijan over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region, whose former government was backed by Armenia until its defeat in September. Three years ago, Azeri troops launched an offensive into Nagorno-Karabakh that, over six weeks, captured about half of the breakaway republic’s territory, including key heights overlooking the region’s capital. Russian mediation brought the conflict to a standstill, but, with Moscow’s attention consumed in Ukraine, Azerbaijan rekindled the war on September 19, forcing the Karabakh government to capitulate within a day.
In the wake of the war, Armenia has been concerned that Azeri ambitions do not end at its borders. The Armenian province of Syunik separates Azerbaijan from its exclave Nakhchivan, and Yerevan fears that Azerbaijan seeks to forcibly create the ‘Zangezur corridor’ linkage to connect to the exclave. Azerbaijan, for its part, denies having any ambitions for Armenian territory.
A senior foreign policy adviser to Azeri President Ilham Aliyev told Reuters on October 25 that, if talks with Armenia fail, Baku could instead negotiate with Iran about opening an economic corridor to Nakhchivan, rather than pursue military options. “Azerbaijan had no plans to seize Zangezur,” the adviser, Hikmet Hajiyev, said.
Should that prove false, Armenia lacks the allies to defend it, as the CSTO has been conspicuously absent during the recent wars with Azerbaijan, even prior to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Thus Yerevan has been attempting to rebuild its own capacity, ramping up defense spending and acquiring what armaments it can from sympathetic partners.
(This article was originally posted on Forecast International’s Defense and Security Monitor blog.) (Source: https://www.defense-aerospace.com/ Forecast International)
13 Nov 23. OTT products showcased at demo day. The military attache community was able to experience the OTT Group’s products firsthand during a demonstration day at Rhino Park last week, and this included test drives around a mobility track.
More than 30 attaches got a chance to touch and feel OTT’s vehicles and drive inside them during the Group’s 2023 military attache and advisory corps (MAAC) demonstration day on 8 November – the first held since the Covid-19 pandemic. Over a dozen attaches also visited OTT manufacturing facilities the following day.
The OTT Group (comprising OTT Technologies, LMT Products and ADG Mobility) amongst others brought its LM13 armoured personnel carrier (APC), Bulldog internal security vehicle, Ratel Service Life Extension Programme (SLEP) infantry fighting vehicle and Puma M36 Mk 6 APC to Rhino Park, which were displayed alongside turrets and systems from OTT partners, including ECM Technologies, SA military distributor for Pirelli (tyres and run flats), Comenius (turrets), SMB (fire suppression and vehicle storage specialists), and Centauri (turrets). OTT also does cash-in-transit vehicles and armoured truck cabs, one of which was displayed on a Mercedes truck.
The LM13 on show at Rhino Park was fitted with a 12.7 mm remotely operated weapons station and configured for a potential Southeast Asian customer’s requirement. The LM 13 was originally developed by LMT for Saudi Arabia – 60 were built for that country, with deliveries from 2015. The vehicle is powered by a 400 hp Cummins engine and comes standard with air conditioning, central tyre inflation system, crew fridge, recovery winch, 60 litres of chilled drinking water, 360-degree video surveillance and recording system, and day/night infrared spotlight. The vehicle is capable of 70% inclines and burst speeds of 125 km/h.
SA’s largest armoured vehicle manufacturer
Dr Stefan Nell, OTT Group Managing Director, said that as South Africa’s largest armoured vehicle manufacturer, OTT has supplied its customers with more than a thousand vehicles, both new and refurbished, including to the United Nations. The company has three facilities in Gauteng, and a manufacturing facility in the United States. Through a partnership with a US company, OTT manufactures Puma M36s, which are sent to various end-users.
The Puma M36 Mk 6 was first launched in 2018 and to date more than 500 M36 vehicles have been supplied to more than seven countries as well as the United Nations. Nell said OTT’s vehicles have been performing exceptionally well in the Sahel as they are built for tough African conditions and are battle proven.
OTT Solutions, not part of the Group but an associated company, has, with the collaboration of OTT Technologies and ADG Mobility, submitted its Puma M36 Mk 6 4×4 for Armscor trials as the SA Army seeks a new armoured personnel carrier (APC) for border protection duties, and the company will later this month have its vehicles on display at the Army’s Combat Training Centre at Lohatlha. Its Ratel SLEP will do practical firing as part of Exercise Vuk’uhlome. (Source: https://www.defenceweb.co.za/)
13 Nov 23. India to Produce Stryker Armored Vehicles as Defense Partnership with US is Extended.
Austin Marks ‘Transformative’ Ties with India at Talks in New Delhi.
Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III lauded the strong partnership between the U.S. and India following his talks today with Indian Defense Minister Rajnath Singh in New Delhi. The two leaders met amid what Austin described as a “transformative period in U.S.-India relations” as the two countries expand their defense industrial cooperation and enhance interoperability between their militaries.
Following the daylong discussions, which also included meetings alongside Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken and Indian Minister of External Affairs S. Jaishankar, Austin announced further steps the two countries will be taking to deepen ties.
Those steps include a new agreement to move forward with the co-production of armored infantry vehicles, the leaders announced, building upon progress highlighted this summer when the two countries announced they would partner in producing jet engines.
The two countries also discussed steps to strengthen supply chain security and integrate the distribution of goods from U.S. and Indian firms, Austin said following today’s talks.
“From working together in space, to harnessing cutting edge innovation, the U.S. and Indian cooperation is stronger than ever,” he said. “This is my third visit to India as secretary of defense, and every time we’ve taken new steps to advance our defense partnership with India.”
At the core of that progress, is both countries’ commitment to innovation and enhancing interoperability.
Over the summer, the U.S. and India released their road map for expanding their defense industrial cooperation and enhancing interoperability through the India-U.S. Defense Acceleration Ecosystem, or INDUS-X.
The road map identified key areas for cooperation between the countries’ defense industrial sectors, including cooperation on technology related to intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, undersea domain awareness, air combat and support, munitions systems and mobility.
Earlier this week, ahead of Austin’s visit, officials from the U.S. Defense Department and Indian Defense Ministry met in New Delhi to participate in the first investor strategy session under the INDUS-X strategic platform.
As part of the session, Defense Innovation Unit Director Douglas A. Beck and Vivek Virmani, chief operating officer for the Indian Defense Ministry’s Innovation for Defense Excellence, or iDEX, joined investors for discussions on harnessing private capital to propel defense innovation.
DIU and iDEX also launched the INDIS-X Gurukul Education Series, which will include monthly events where government officials and private sector leaders meet with start-ups from both countries to discuss business and technology development, regulations and investor pitches.
The event builds upon recent collaboration between the two innovation groups on joint challenges that enable start-ups from both countries to develop technological solutions for shared defense challenges. The challenges culminate in financial awards and potential procurement opportunities for the most promising technology.
Austin also noted steps between the two countries to increase interoperability between the U.S. and India’s militaries.
He said the U.S. is standing up new liaison positions at key commands to streamline communication. He also noted the two countries have participated in increasingly complex combined exercises that promote the sharing of best practices and strengthen the readiness of both forces to meet a variety of challenges.
“It’s no secret that we all face a challenging global security environment. That’s more reason why the progress in our partnership with India is so important, and why the United States is committed to making it even stronger,” Austin said. “That’s what today’s meeting was all about and I’m confident that we’re going to have many more important conversations ahead with our Indian partners.”
(defense-aerospace.com EDITOR’S NOTE: The US and India will co-produce Stryker armored vehicles, according to a senior US defense official. India is seeking to co-produce thousands of these vehicles, most of which will be armed with anti-tank missiles and the rest used for battlefield surveillance or as command posts, Times of India reported Friday.
The vehicles will reduce India’s long-term dependence on Russian weapons, and support Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s bid to expand India’s industrial base, the official said.
An Indian official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the majority of the vehicles will be deployed along India’s border with China, and others along the border with Pakistan.)(Source: https://www.defense-aerospace.com/US DoD)
08 Nov 23. The Multi-Mission and Logistics variants from GM Defence are two- or four/five-seat versions of the US Army’s new Infantry Squad Vehicle or ISV, writes Bob Morrison.
Unveiled at AUSA 2023 last month, the Multi-Mission and Logistics (MML) ISV-2 and ISV-4 variants are said to “leverage the proven and fielded nine-passenger ISV platform and General Motors’ advanced commercial technology to offer a modern, reliable tactical military mobility solution.” On logistics grounds we were unable to cover the AUSA 2023 expo in Washington but fortunately GM Defence sent us some images to tide us over until these interesting variants make an appearance on this side of the Atlantic.
Quoting straight from the company’s promotional material: “Based on the award-winning Chevrolet Colorado ZR2, the ISV is comprised of 90 percent commercial-off-the-shelf components, including eleven suspension and chassis upgrades from Chevrolet Performance off-road racing parts. Built for sustained operations in austere environments with minimal support capacity, the parts are easily accessible and maintainable, and may be obtained through GM’s existing global supply chain.”
The two-seat MML ISV-2, which shares common parts and components with other variants within the ISV family and has an empty weight below 5000lbs or 2232kg, has a large cargo bed at the rear which can be adapted for a broad range of mission profiles. It is air transportable inside a CH/MH-47 Chinook and maintains the rugged characteristics of the original Infantry Squad Vehicle. The four-seat MML ISV-4 has a second row of two seats to allow a specialist team of four to be transported along with their mission equipment on a smaller rear cargo bed.
According to the manufacturer the key attributes of the ISV are:-
- Ultra-light and rapidly deployable: Weighing less than 5000 pounds/2232 kilogrammes, it can be deployed or inserted through C-17, C-130 and A-400M low-velocity air drop, internally transportable in a CH/MH-47 Chinook, CH-53E Super Stallion, CH-53K King Stallion or as a sling-load under a UH-60 Blackhawk
- Agile: Provides tactical mobility solution that previously would have required coordination of complex logistical movements
- Off-road performance: Features 2.8L Duramax turbo diesel I4 engine with six-speed transmission, high and low four-wheel drive with front and rear locking differentials that deliver responsive power, high-end torque and traction management able to overcome complex off-road conditions
- Maintainability: Built for sustained operations in austere environments with accessible commercial parts that may be obtained through GM’s existing global supply chain
- Adaptable: Offers customisation and can accommodate additional lethality and defence mission systems to support operational needs
- Safe: Leverages GM’s extensive racing experience to deliver first class safety features, including a Roll Over Protection System, electronic stability control and anti-lock braking systems
In a fact sheet issued by the US Army Acquisition Support Center, the basic operational capabilities of the ISV, as ordered in 2020, include:-
- Nine-man squad carrying capability
- Payload of 3,200 pounds
- External sling load by a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter
- Internal load / external lift by CH-47 Chinook helicopter
- Low-velocity air drop by fixed-wing C-130 or C-17 transport aircraft
- Exceptional mobility over all terrains
Basic dimensions for the ISV family are given by the manufacturer as:-
- L x W x H: 5260x2076x1877mm (over ROPS)
- Ground Clearance 345mm
- Approach Angle: 46.1?
- Break-over Angle: 26.4?
- Departure Angle: 42.0?
- Kerb Weight: >2268kg
- Payload: 1450kg
13 Nov 23. DRC police operating Paramount Maatla armoured vehicles. Fifteen of the Paramount-manufactured vehicles were handed over to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) police in Kinshasa, Congolese media reported on 19 October. Launched at the September 2022 Africa Aerospace and Defence (AAD) exhibition, Paramount’s new Maatla 4×4 light protected vehicle received its first order from the DRC, with deliveries beginning at the end of last year.
Paramount said the Maatla is aimed at the rapidly growing lightweight and more affordable segment of the armoured vehicle market. At the time of its launch, the company said the Maatla (meaning Power in Setswana) had already received orders for 50 vehicles from two customers.
The Maatla has been manufactured on a commercial vehicle chassis for proven reliability and low cost. It features “Smart Floor” technology, enabling the seating to be quickly removed and the vehicle to be configured as either an ambulance, command vehicle or customisable for other mission requirements, such as border patrol, military support, policing, or peacekeeping missions. Day/night vision devices and extra sensors can also be fitted to provide 24/7 operability.
The Maatla provides ballistic and blast protections to STANAG 4569 Level 1, and can protect against handguns and other small calibre ball rounds. It also provides underbelly protection against M26 hand grenades or a blast equivalent.
The Maatla can reach a road speed of up to 100 km/h, with a cruising range of up to 600 km when traveling at 80 km/h, and a fording depth of up to 750 mm without preparation. The vehicle is fitted with a 2-speed transfer case and 3 differential locks for difficult terrain. The vehicle can be operated in environments with temperatures ranging from -10°C to + 55°C.
The DRC military has meanwhile received Mbombe 4 vehicles from Paramount. Apparently 20 of the vehicles were received at the beginning of this year. The Mbombe 4s are fitted with gun turrets on their roofs.
The Mbombe family (4×4 Mbombe 4, 6×6 Mbombe 6, and 8×8 Mbombe 8) features a flat mine-protected floor, giving a lower and better stability than V-shaped armoured hulls, which were pioneered by South Africa. All three models share 80% common components to reduce through life costs and make training and logistics easier. A six-cylinder diesel gives a top speed of more than 110 km/h – the Mbombe 4 has a burst speed of 140 km/h.
Since its launch in 2019, the Mbombe 4 has been ordered by six nations, including the Democratic Republic of Congo, United Arab Emirates, and Togo. Bharat Forge is building the Kalyani M4 for the Indian Army. In August 2022 Paramount revealed that the Mbombe 4 would be built in Thailand as the D-Lion.
The Democratic Republic of Congo is also acquiring aircraft from Paramount, and is receiving six Mwari intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) platforms. Mozambique has also acquired three, with deliveries from late 2022. (Source: https://www.defenceweb.co.za/)
10 Nov 23. Commercial enterprise begins air-to-air refuelling for USAF.
F-16 Fighting Falcons were refuelled air-to-air by a KDC-10 commercial aircraft during a flight from South Korea to Singapore.
Commercial enterprise is entering the US Air Force model for readiness in flight operations, US Indo-Pacific Command announced 9 November 2023, stating that the Air Force had completed its first commercial air-to-air refuelling this year.
“Just this past Summer, a commercial refuelling company was able to refuel an Air Force E-3 and an RC-135 in coordination with Air Combat Command during an exercise,” said Lt. Col. Curtis Holtman, Pacific Air Forces air mobility operations chief. “We’re expanding that aperture in PACAF, and identified a proof-of-concept employment to refuel fighter aircraft during exercise Commando Sling 23.”
“If we can use commercial air refuelling to cover the point A to point B movements for exercise participation across unit readiness training, then it frees up our warfighter tanker fleet to be ready to respond for emerging contingency requirements,” said Holtman. “This is another mechanism that we can leverage to increase our warfighter readiness.”
The exercise took place during a flight from San Air Base in the Republic of Korea to Singapore, with a commercial KDC-10 refuelling plane supporting F-16 Fighting Falcons.
During the exercise the KDC-10 was also demonstrating that the commercial refuelling plane could simultaneously be used for its airlift capacity. To that end, the KDC-10 was also carrying 40 passengers and ‘four pallet positions worth of cargo’, said Holtman.
The KDC-10 global airtanker from Evergreen International Aviation and Omega Air is a modified commercially available DC-10 airliner, equipping it with a hose and rouge and a centreline boom refuelling system. The KDC-10 can carry 112,000kg (247,000lbs) of fuel for refuelling plus up to 45,400kg (100,000lbs) of freight or passenger payload. By the end of the exercise, according to Holtman, commercial refuelling aircraft will have refuelled three type of airframe: F-15Cs, F-16s, and F-22s. (Source: airforce-technology.com)
10 Nov 23. French Army Receives 16 Additional Griffon Armored Vehicles. Delivery of 16 Griffon Armored Vehicles As Part of the Scorpion Program. The Directorate General of Armaments (DGA) in October delivered 16 Griffon armored vehicles to the Army; 13 in the troop transport version (ATV) and three in the command post version (VPC).
According to the latest LPM program law, all 887 Griffons are to be delivered by the end of 2025.
A 24.5-tonne armored vehicle, Griffon has gradually replaced the Véhicule de l’Avant Blindé (VAB) since 2019 for the support and transport of combatants.
Strongly protected, both against direct fire and mines and improvised explosive devices, the Griffon is nevertheless very fast and very maneuverable. It can reach 90 km/h and has a turning circle of 7 meters thanks to its rear steering axle. It is also better armed than its predecessor with its remotely operated turret, equipped with a 12.7 or 7.62 mm machine gun. The Griffon further emphasizes ergonomics and combatant comfort, with more space and an air conditioning system.
By the end of October 2023, 533 Griffons vehicles had been delivered: 443 in troop transport version (VTT), 79 in command post version (EPC), and 11 in artillery observation version (VOA).
The Scorpion program is developed using an incremental approach, allowing delivery as early as possible to the army of each capability variant as soon as they are mature. As such, the qualifications of the different versions of the Griffon were carried out successively by the DGA. (Unofficial translation by Defense-Aerospace.com)(Source: https://www.defense-aerospace.com/ French Directorate General of Armament; issued Nov. 09, 2023)
10 Nov 23. Saudi Arabia requests UH-60M Black Hawk maintenance. Sikorsky, the original manufacturer of the Black Hawk helicopter, will perform retrofit and maintenance services for the fleet as the Royal Saudi Land Forces see personnel increase.
Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company and the original equipment manufacturer of the multi-purpose utility Black Hawk helicopter, will provide retrofit and maintenance services for Saudi Arabia’s latest UH-60M fleet.
The US Department of Defense (DoD) revealed it had accepted $8.5m in Foreign Military Sale (FMS) funds from the Saudi Government on 9 November 2023. Services are expected to be complete by the 30 November 2026.
Sikorsky’s support will help to preserve the Royal Saudi Land Forces’ (RSLF) nine UH-60M units. In conjunction, the Saudi Arabian National Guard (SANG) – another military service tasked with border and internal security – flies 25 UH-60M helicopters.
Additionally, the nation’s Army also uses other versions of the Black Hawk, including 8 UH-60As and 24 UH-60Ls.
The Black Hawk family provides air assault, general support, aeromedical evacuation, command and control, and special operations support to combat, stability and support operations. When the Saudi government originally purchased nine UH-60M helicopters in 2015, the US Defense Co-operation Security Agency (DSCA) said that the RSLF planned to use the fleet for search and rescue, disaster relief, humanitarian support, counter-terrorism, and combat operations.
UH-60M features and distinctions
According to the 2015 DSCA agreement, the RSLF’s UH-60M helicopters use the GE-701D engine. This provides greater cruising speed, rate of climb and internal load than the previous UH-60A and UH-60L versions.
However, it should be noted that the US Army, the primary Black Hawk customer, recently announced that it plans to integrate General Electric Aerospace’s T901 engine for its Black Hawk fleet, AH-64 Apache fleet as well as its Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft programme, to which Sikorsky has previously submitted its Raider X helicopter prototype.
The T901 provides 50% more power and reduced life cycle costs, with fewer parts and a simpler design. The engine’s fuel efficiency improves a fleet’s range, loiter time and offers 25% better specific fuel consumption.
Moreover, the RSLF’s fleet integrates AN/AAR-57, Common Missile Warning Systems, which help protect against infrared missile threats, as well as M240H 7.62mm machine guns.
Vision 2030 commitments demand fleet maintenance
According to the Saudi Government’s Vision 2030 agenda, in which the nation commits to modernising the Armed Forces, there will at least a 20% increase in troop levels for the RSLF and SANG.
A capacity increase is needed to accommodate this personnel expansion too, which leads to another commitment to increase its fighter aircraft, helicopters, tanks, armoured vehicles, and other related weapons.
The RSLF has already experienced this expansion under a Co-operative Logistics Supply Support Agreement worth $500m (SR1.8bn).
As part of this agreement, the DoD delivers spares and parts for vehicles to the Kingdom, including its fleet of Abrams tanks, M-60 tanks, Bradley Fighting Vehicles, High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles, Mine Resistance Ambush Protected vehicles, Light Armoured Vehicles, howitzers, among a diverse range of military equipment. (Source: army-technology.com)
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