“Northern Thunder” 2016 “رعد الشمال ” : The Guests

The 12-day “Northern Thunder” manoeuvres in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia ended up a couple of days ago leaving some nice photos of military vehicles published in many official governmental websites. The region’s biggest-ever military exercises included 20 nations from the Middle East, Africa and Asia. The participating countries were Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman, Jordan, Senegal, Sudan, Maldives, Morocco, Pakistan, Chad, Tunisia, Comoro Islands, Djibouti, Malaysia, Egypt, Mauritania, and Mauritius.

Egyptian Army:

 

 

Bahrain Defence Force:

 

 

Union Defence Force (UAE):

 

 

Jordanian Armed Forces:

 

Kuwait Army:

 

 

 

Royal Army of Oman:

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Royal Army of Oman VB2L TOW disembarking from a Royal Army of Oman C-130H during “Northern Thunder”

Qatar Armed Forces:

 

 

Sources:

Saudi Press Agency

Bahrain News Agency

Jordan News Agency

 

Chrysanthemums to Libya

On September 29, 2013, the Libyan Army took official delivery of 10 more 9P157-2 “Khrizantema-S” vehicles:

 

The newly delivered Libyan Army 9P157-2 "Khrizantema-S" vehicle, September 29, 2013.

The newly delivered Libyan Army 9P157-2 “Khrizantema-S” vehicle, September 29, 2013.

Newly delivered Libyan Army 9P157-2 "Khrizantema-S" vehicles, September 29, 2013.

Newly delivered Libyan Army 9P157-2 “Khrizantema-S” vehicles, September 29, 2013.

Newly delivered Libyan Army 9P157-2 "Khrizantema-S" vehicles, September 29, 2013.

Newly delivered Libyan Army 9P157-2 “Khrizantema-S” vehicles, September 29, 2013.

Newly delivered Libyan Army 9P157-2 "Khrizantema-S" vehicles, September 29, 2013.

Newly delivered Libyan Army 9P157-2 “Khrizantema-S” vehicles, September 29, 2013.

A close up of the newly delivered Libyan Army 9P157-2 "Khrizantema-S" vehicle, September 29, 2013.

A close up of the newly delivered Libyan Army 9P157-2 “Khrizantema-S” vehicle, September 29, 2013.

A close up of the newly delivered Libyan Army 9P157-2 "Khrizantema-S" vehicle, September 29, 2013.

A close up of the newly delivered Libyan Army 9P157-2 “Khrizantema-S” vehicle, September 29, 2013.

A close up of the newly delivered Libyan Army 9P157-2 "Khrizantema-S" vehicle, September 29, 2013.

A close up of the newly delivered Libyan Army 9P157-2 “Khrizantema-S” vehicle, September 29, 2013.

A close up of the newly delivered Libyan Army 9P157-2 "Khrizantema-S" vehicle, September 29, 2013.

A close up of the newly delivered Libyan Army 9P157-2 “Khrizantema-S” vehicle, September 29, 2013.

A close up of the newly delivered Libyan Army 9P157-2 "Khrizantema-S" vehicle, September 29, 2013.

A close up of the newly delivered Libyan Army 9P157-2 “Khrizantema-S” vehicle, September 29, 2013.

A close up of the newly delivered Libyan Army 9P157-2 "Khrizantema-S" vehicle, September 29, 2013.

A close up of the newly delivered Libyan Army 9P157-2 “Khrizantema-S” vehicle, September 29, 2013.

 

 

Pictures Photo-shopped to fit the blog.

Photo Source: Libyan Army Official Facebook page

 

 

 

Graduation Day at the 204 Tank Battalion

A Libyan Army Safir light utility vehicle leading BRDM-2s of Katiba 204, late April 2013.

A Libyan Army Safir light utility vehicle leading BRDM-2s of Katiba 204, late April 2013.

A Libyan Army Safir light utility vehicle leading BRDM-2s of Katiba 204, late April 2013.

A Libyan Army Safir light utility vehicle leading BRDM-2s of Katiba 204, late April 2013.

A Libyan Army Safir light utility vehicle leading BRDM-2s of Katiba 204, late April 2013.

A Libyan Army Safir light utility vehicle leading BRDM-2s of Katiba 204, late April 2013.

A Libyan Army Iranian made Safir light utility vehicle of the Katiba 204, late April 2013.

A Libyan Army Iranian made Safir light utility vehicle of the Katiba 204, late April 2013.

A Libyan Army Iranian made Safir light utility vehicle of the Katiba 204, late April 2013.

A Libyan Army Iranian made Safir light utility vehicle of the Katiba 204, late April 2013.

A Libyan Army Iranian made Safir light utility vehicle of the Katiba 204, late April 2013. The version seen here is usually equipped with a 106mm recoilless rifle.

A Libyan Army Iranian made Safir light utility vehicle of the Katiba 204, late April 2013. The version seen here is usually equipped with a 106mm recoilless rifle.

Libyan Army BRDM-2s of the Katiba 204, late April 2013.

Libyan Army BRDM-2s of the Katiba 204, late April 2013.

Libyan Army BRDM-2s of the Katiba 204, late April 2013.

Libyan Army BRDM-2s of the Katiba 204, late April 2013.

Libyan Army BRDM-2s of the Katiba 204, late April 2013.

Libyan Army BRDM-2s of the Katiba 204, late April 2013.

A Libyan Army 9P122 "Malyutka" of the Katiba 204, late April 2013.

A Libyan Army 9P122 “Malyutka” of the Katiba 204, late April 2013.

A Libyan Army 9P122 "Malyutka" of the Katiba 204, late April 2013.

A Libyan Army 9P122 “Malyutka” of the Katiba 204, late April 2013.

Libyan Army BTR-60PBs of the Katiba 204, late April 2013.

Libyan Army BTR-60PBs of the Katiba 204, late April 2013.

Libyan Army BTR-60PBs of the Katiba 204, late April 2013.

Libyan Army BTR-60PBs of the Katiba 204, late April 2013.

Libyan Army BTR-60PBs of the Katiba 204, late April 2013.

Libyan Army BTR-60PBs of the Katiba 204, late April 2013.

Libyan Army BTR-60PBs of the Katiba 204, late April 2013.

Libyan Army BTR-60PBs of the Katiba 204, late April 2013.

Libyan Army BTR-60PBs of the Katiba 204, late April 2013.

Libyan Army BTR-60PBs of the Katiba 204, late April 2013.

Libyan Army BTR-60PBs of the Katiba 204, late April 2013.

Libyan Army BTR-60PBs of the Katiba 204, late April 2013.

A Libyan Army M113 of the Katiba 204, late April 2013.

A Libyan Army M113 of the Katiba 204, late April 2013.

A Libyan Army M113 of the Katiba 204, late April 2013.

A Libyan Army M113 of the Katiba 204, late April 2013.

A Libyan Army M106 with BPU-1 turret of the Katiba 204, late April 2013. The turret previously equipped BTR-60PB vehicles.

A Libyan Army M106 with BPU-1 turret of the Katiba 204, late April 2013. The turret previously equipped BTR-60PB vehicles.

A Libyan Army M106 with BPU-1 turret of the Katiba 204, late April 2013. The turret previously equipped BTR-60PB vehicles.

A Libyan Army M106 with BPU-1 turret of the Katiba 204, late April 2013. The turret previously equipped BTR-60PB vehicles.

A Libyan Army M106 with 90mm DEFA D921 gun H90 turret of the Katiba 204, late April 2013. The turret previously equipped Cascavel II vehicles.

A Libyan Army M106 with 90mm DEFA D921 gun H90 turret of the Katiba 204, late April 2013. The turret previously equipped Cascavel II vehicles.

A locally modified Libyan Army Recovery BTR-60PBs of the Katiba 204, late April 2013.

A locally modified Libyan Army Recovery BTR-60PBs of the Katiba 204, late April 2013.

A locally modified Libyan Army Recovery BTR-60PBs of the Katiba 204, late April 2013.

A locally modified Libyan Army Recovery BTR-60PBs of the Katiba 204, late April 2013.

Libyan Army BMP-1s of the Katiba 204, late April 2013.

Libyan Army BMP-1s of the Katiba 204, late April 2013.

Libyan Army BMP-1s of the Katiba 204, late April 2013.

Libyan Army BMP-1s of the Katiba 204, late April 2013.

Libyan Army BMP-1s of the Katiba 204, late April 2013.

Libyan Army BMP-1s of the Katiba 204, late April 2013.

Libyan Army BMP-1s of the Katiba 204, late April 2013.

Libyan Army BMP-1s of the Katiba 204, late April 2013.

Libyan Army BMP-1s of the Katiba 204, late April 2013.

Libyan Army BMP-1s of the Katiba 204, late April 2013.

Libyan Army BMP-1s of the Katiba 204, late April 2013.

Libyan Army BMP-1s of the Katiba 204, late April 2013.

Libyan Army BMP-1s of the Katiba 204, late April 2013.

Libyan Army BMP-1s of the Katiba 204, late April 2013.

Libyan Army BMP-1s of the Katiba 204, late April 2013.

Libyan Army BMP-1s of the Katiba 204, late April 2013.

Libyan Army T-55s of the Katiba 204, late April 2013.

Libyan Army T-55s of the Katiba 204, late April 2013.

Libyan Army T-55s of the Katiba 204, late April 2013.

Libyan Army T-55s of the Katiba 204, late April 2013.

Libyan Army T-55s of the Katiba 204, late April 2013.

Libyan Army T-55s of the Katiba 204, late April 2013.

Libyan Army T-55s of the Katiba 204, late April 2013.

Libyan Army T-55s of the Katiba 204, late April 2013.

Libyan Army T-55s of the Katiba 204, late April 2013.

Libyan Army T-55s of the Katiba 204, late April 2013.

Libyan Army T-55s of the Katiba 204, late April 2013.

Libyan Army T-55s of the Katiba 204, late April 2013.

Libyan Army T-55s of the Katiba 204, late April 2013.

Libyan Army T-55s of the Katiba 204, late April 2013.

Libyan Army T-72s of the Katiba 204, late April 2013.

Libyan Army T-72s of the Katiba 204, late April 2013.

Libyan Army T-72s of the Katiba 204, late April 2013.

Libyan Army T-72s of the Katiba 204, late April 2013.

Libyan Army T-72s of the Katiba 204, late April 2013.

Libyan Army T-72s of the Katiba 204, late April 2013.

Libyan Army T-72s of the Katiba 204, late April 2013.

Libyan Army T-72s of the Katiba 204, late April 2013.

Libyan Army T-72s of the Katiba 204, late April 2013.

Libyan Army T-72s of the Katiba 204, late April 2013.

Libyan Army T-72s of the Katiba 204, late April 2013.

Libyan Army T-72s of the Katiba 204, late April 2013.

Libyan Army T-72s of the Katiba 204, late April 2013.

Libyan Army T-72s of the Katiba 204, late April 2013.

Libyan Army T-72s of the Katiba 204, late April 2013.

Libyan Army T-72s of the Katiba 204, late April 2013.

Libyan Army T-72s of the Katiba 204, late April 2013.

Libyan Army T-72s of the Katiba 204, late April 2013.

Libyan Army T-72s of the Katiba 204, late April 2013.

Libyan Army T-72s of the Katiba 204, late April 2013.

Libyan Army T-72s of the Katiba 204, late April 2013.

Libyan Army T-72s of the Katiba 204, late April 2013.

Libyan Army T-72s of the Katiba 204, late April 2013.

Libyan Army T-72s of the Katiba 204, late April 2013.

Libyan Army T-72s of the Katiba 204, late April 2013.

Libyan Army T-72s of the Katiba 204, late April 2013.

 

Pictures Photo-shopped to fit the blog.

Photo Source: Libyan Army Official Facebook page

Syrian Army Vehicles: BMP

A Syrian Army BMP-1 near the city of Homs, May 2, 2012. AFP PHOTO/JOSEPH EID

A Syrian Army BMP-1 near the city of Homs, May 2, 2012. AFP PHOTO/JOSEPH EID

A Syrian Army BMP-1 near the city of Quseir, May 2013

A Syrian Army BMP-1 near the city of Quseir, May 2013

A Syrian Army BMP-1 near the city of Aleppo, March 6, 2013. REUTERS/George Ourfalian

A Syrian Army BMP-1 near the city of Aleppo, March 6, 2013. REUTERS/George Ourfalian

A Syrian Army BMP-1, early months of 2013.

A Syrian Army BMP-1, early months of 2013.

A knocked out Syrian Army BMP-1.

A knocked out Syrian Army BMP-1.

Soldiers on a Syrian Army BMP-1.

Soldiers on a Syrian Army BMP-1.

A Syrian Army BMP-1 near the city of Quseir, June 7, 2013

A Syrian Army BMP-1 near the city of Quseir, June 7, 2013

A Syrian Army BMP-1 in the city of Quseir, June 6, 2013

A Syrian Army BMP-1 in the city of Quseir, June 6, 2013

A Syrian Army BMP-1 in the city of Quseir, June 5, 2013

A Syrian Army BMP-1 in the city of Quseir, June 5, 2013

A Syrian Army BMP-1, May 11, 2013

A Syrian Army BMP-1, May 11, 2013

A Syrian Army BMP-1, May 4, 2013

A Syrian Army BMP-1, May 4, 2013

A Syrian Army BMP-2 of the Republican Guard, May 2013

A Syrian Army BMP-2 of the Republican Guard, May 2013

A Syrian Army BMP-2 of the Republican Guard, May 2013

A Syrian Army BMP-2 of the Republican Guard, May 2013

 

 

Photo Credits: News Agencies & Facebook dedicated pages.

Civil War in Syria (20) : Syrian Republican Guard BMP-2 & Co

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A Syrian Republican Guard BMP-2, March 2013.

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Syrian Republican Guard BMP-2 APCs, March 2013.

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A Syrian Republican Guard BMP-2, March 2013.

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Syrian Republican Guard BMP-2 APCs, March 2013.

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A Syrian Republican Guard BMP-2, March 2013.

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A Syrian Republican Guard BMP-2, March 2013.

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A Syrian Republican Guard BMP-2 and a T-72AV, March 2013.

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A Syrian Republican Guard BMP-2, March 2013.

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A Syrian Republican Guard BMP-2, March 2013.

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Syrian Republican Guard BMP-2 APCs, March 2013.

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A Syrian Republican Guard AMB-S, March 2013.

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A Syrian Republican Guard AMB-S, March 2013.

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A Syrian Republican Guard T-72AV, March 2013.

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A Syrian Republican Guard T-72AV, March 2013.

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A Syrian Republican Guard T-72AV, March 2013.

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A Syrian Republican Guard T-72AV, March 2013.

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A Syrian Republican Guard T-72AV, March 2013.

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A Syrian Republican Guard T-72AV, March 2013.

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A Syrian Republican Guard T-72AV, March 2013.

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A Syrian Republican Guard T-72AV, March 2013.

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A Syrian Republican Guard T-72AV, March 2013.

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A Syrian Republican Guard T-72AV, March 2013.

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A Syrian Republican Guard T-72AV, March 2013.

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A Syrian Republican Guard T-72AV, March 2013.

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A Syrian Republican Guard T-72AV, March 2013.

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A Syrian Republican Guard BREM-1, March 2013.

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A Syrian Republican Guard BREM-1, March 2013.

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A Syrian Republican Guard Pantsir-S1, March 2013.

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A Syrian Republican Guard Nissan Frontier, March 2013.

IDEX 2013 (1): Live Demo

IDEX 2013

From Elite Group Lebanon at IDEX 2013:

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A United Arab Emirates Ground Force Leclerc EAU during the live demo at IDEX 2013.

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A United Arab Emirates Ground Force Leclerc EAU during the live demo at IDEX 2013.

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A United Arab Emirates Ground Force Leclerc EAU during the live demo at IDEX 2013.

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A United Arab Emirates Ground Force Leclerc EAU during the live demo at IDEX 2013.

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A United Arab Emirates Ground Force Leclerc EAU during the live demo at IDEX 2013.

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A United Arab Emirates Ground Force Leclerc EAU during the live demo at IDEX 2013.

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A United Arab Emirates Ground Force ACV-AESV during the live demo at IDEX 2013.

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A United Arab Emirates Ground Force ACV-AESV during the live demo at IDEX 2013.

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A United Arab Emirates Ground Force ACV-AESV during the live demo at IDEX 2013.

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A United Arab Emirates Ground Force ACV-AESV during the live demo at IDEX 2013.

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A United Arab Emirates Ground Force ACV-AESV during the live demo at IDEX 2013.

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A United Arab Emirates Ground Force BMP-3 UAE during the live demo at IDEX 2013.

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A United Arab Emirates Ground Force BMP-3 UAE during the live demo at IDEX 2013.

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A United Arab Emirates Ground Force BMP-3 UAE during the live demo at IDEX 2013.

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A United Arab Emirates Ground Force BMP-3 UAE during the live demo at IDEX 2013.

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The live demo at IDEX 2013.

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The live demo at IDEX 2013.

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The live demo at IDEX 2013.

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The live demo at IDEX 2013.

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The live demo at IDEX 2013.

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The live demo at IDEX 2013.

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A United Arab Emirates Ground Force G6 self-propelled howitzer during the live demo at IDEX 2013.

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A United Arab Emirates Ground Force M1025A2 during the live demo at IDEX 2013.

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A United Arab Emirates Ground Force NIMR Double Cabin Cargo during the live demo at IDEX 2013.

Photo Credits: Pascal Hokayem for Elite Group Lebanon