A few photos found on the net from major news agencies covering the Lebanese northen city of Tripoli:
In the context of the United States military assistance program to Lebanon, the Lebanese Army received on August 14, 2012, 31 HMMWV from different variants. The most noticeable among them are the M1043 and M1044, being new variants in use with the Lebanese Army .
Source: Lebanese Army Website
Third and last part of photos from the Syrian Military Museum of Damascus taken in 1992:
Photo Credits: Chadi RACHID
A set of news photos found on the net of the Turkish Army vehicles dispatched at the borders with Syria these last two months:
Source: Various News websites
Perajurit magazine unveils several photos taken while the Malaysian Army representative conducting tests on Renault VAB NG 6×6 APC. The VAB NG (New Generation) also known as the Mk 3 is the latest generation of French built VAB APC that has been introduced in 1976.
The APC was tested to determine its suitability for possible usage in peacekeeping operations currently conducted by two Malaysian peacekeeping contingent under the auspices of UN chartered UNIFIL mission.
Since then, the APC has been inducted into service by 15 other states including Brunei and Indonesia. The Indonesian has developed a copy of such APC known as the APS-3 Anoa 6×6 APC. The PINDAD build APC is currently in service with TNI-AD as well as the Indonesian peacekeeping force in Lebanon.
Nevertheless, the VAB NG 6×6 is by comparison far more capable than the Anoa. If the test gave a positive result, the VAB NG 6×6 APC could replace the 32 Radpanzer Condor 4×4 APC currently deployed to Lebanon to support Malaysian operation there. These Condors were used for mounted patrol as well as main transport for the Quick Reaction Force (QRF).
The acquisition cost of these new APC will be beared by the United Nation and shall be reimbursed at later stage. Beside the Condor 4×4 APC, other vehicle used by the Malaysian peackeepers in Lebanon are RG-31 Nyala 4×4 MRAP vehicle (on loan from the UN), Land Rover, DEFTECH Handalan 3 tonne truck, AMDAC truck, Polaris ATV as well as Gomba Stonefield vehicle.
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Seven new Pindad APS-3 Anoa II joined the Indonesian UNIFIL Battalion in Southern Lebanon at the end of July 2012. This new vehicle on Lebanese grounds is the updated and uparmored version of the Pindad APS-3 Anoa already in use by the UNIFIL.
Here are some specifications of the new Anoa II described by this Indonesian military blog: (Google translated text, mind the mistakes )
One of the advantages that exist in Anoa is a system of protection provided by the coating and the steel frame, which has a STANAG level 3 level 3. This means it can withstand bullets ranpur kinetic up to 7.62 x 51 mm standard NATO Armor Piercing from 30 meters with a speed of 930 m / s, and can withstand mine explosions up to 8 kg mass on the axle and wheel in the middle of the body .
In addition, the navigation system equipped with the latest Anoa and anti-jamming communication tools. Combat vehicles that can be used for various functions, ranging from a troop carrier, command vehicle, walked up to the hospital, on the battlefield.
Weapons that are mounted 7.62 mm machine gun and 12.7 mm for infantry variant and Automatic Grenade Launcher (AGL) 40 mm for variant cavalry. For self-defense, Anoa thrower is equipped with a smoke screen of 2 x 3 66 mm.
Anoa time to test drive some time ago, it could be driven ranpur up to 100 km / h. Anoa also able to jump over a meter wide moat and devour the hill with a slope of 45 degrees. The whole body Anoa coated steel bullets. If the AK-47 rifles mowed or M-16 will be guaranteed not to penetrate.
Delivery 7 units to the Task Force ranpur Anoa Indo FPC XXVI-D2/UNIFIL TNI Konga is a program of the Government of Indonesia, in this case the TNI headquarters, in order to replace the APC VAB – NG made in France that has since 2006 become a very important part in the implementation of the UN mission in UNIFIL.
7 units Anoa arrival on Saturday (7/21/2012) at UNIFIL Headquarters-Naqoura, which is also an Indo FPC Task Force, welcomed by Dansatgas Indo FPC TNI Konga XXVI-D2/UNIFIL Major Inf Wimoko and accompanied by Captain Kav I Nyoman serves as a Cavalry officer Artawan Pasilog Task Force.
The use by the Task Force ranpur Anoa Indo FPC is to support the Task Force basic tasks, such as the implementation of the security patrol UNIFIL Headquarters (Green Hill) and surrounding areas, escort UNIFIL Force Commander Hom and in order Tripartite Meeting between the LAF (Lebanes Armed Force), IDF (Israel Defence Force) and UNIFIL, as well as joint exercises with troops from foreign countries who are members of UNIFIL.
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