SA exports over 700 MRAP in 2008

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South Africa exported over 700 new and refurbished armoured personnel carrier and infantry combat vehicles to 11 countries and two peace missions in 2008 according to the UN Conventional Arms Control Register.

 

The bulk of the vehicles went to the US, followed by Thailand and Spain. Canada also received 77 armour protected cab for fitting to Mercedes Benz Actros trucks then due for deployment in Afghanistan.

The 720 mine resistant armour protected vehicles add to the about 2500 new and refurbished vehicles and armoured cars exported in the 12 previous years.

Country

Recipient

Number

Description

Comment

Canada

Canadian Forces

77

Armoured cabs

Manufactured by LMT

International Organisation 1

AU (Burundi)

10

Casspir MRAP

International Organisation 2

UNAMI (Kuwait)

2

RG31

BAE Systems

Malawi

Army

13

1 x Samil 20 Rhino (refurbished)

12 x Casspir MRAP

Nigeria

Police

6

Springbuck 4×4

Saudi Arabia

MoD

5

“Al Mansour”

Senegal

MoD

15

1 x Casspir MRAP

14 x Ratel 20 ICV

Slovakia

MoD

1

RG32 Scout

BAE Systems

Spain

MoD

70

RG31

BAE Systems

Tanzania

North Mara Gold Mine

3

Springbuck 4×4

Thailand

Army

85

Reva III

ICP

UAE

MoD

6

RG31

BAE Systems

US

– AU Mission in Sudan

– EOD Technology Inc.

– US Army

68

4

432

Casspir MRAP (refurbished)

RG32 Scout

RG31

BAE Systems

BAE Systems