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19 Aug 09. Twenty more RG32 vehicles fitted with machine guns are to be sent to Afghanistan to support the Swedish Army’s operational mentoring and liaison teams (OMLT). The RG32 is a light armoured five-seater patrol vehicle protected from grenades, ammunitions, anti-personnel mines, fire bombs and side bombs. The OMLT is a group of officers and soldiers of the Swedish Armed forces who act as mentors to the Afghan Army and provide support to commanders at corps, brigade and battalion level. The descision to dispatch the RG32 vehicles to Afghanistan was made last year by the army tactical support staff (ATS). The Swedish Armed forces deployed in Afghanistan currently have around 15 vehicles in service. The forces are located at Camp Mike Spann, 12km south-west of Mazar-e-Sharif. (Source: army-technology.com)
04 Aug 09. Tetraedr trials new chassis for Osa-1T. The Belarus design and production company Tetraedr has begun internal company trials of a version of the Osa-1T (SA-8 ‘Gecko’) modernised self-propelled air-defence missile system installed on a new MZKT-69222 wheeled chassis developed by the Minsk-based MZKT (Minsky Zavod Kolyosnikh Tyagacsey). The system was originally marketed on the BAZ-5937 wheeled chassis and its missile system has not been changed as a result of the move to the newer design. (Source: Jane’s Missiles and Rockets)