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Oman launches new armoured personnel carrier

Discussion in 'Greater Asia & Middle East' started by Hindustani78, Nov 23, 2017.

  1. Hindustani78

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    November 22, 2017 | 10:03 PM
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    The event included an overview of the armoured personnel carrier and then a field demonstration of the carrier’s capabilities. Photo-ONA
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    http://timesofoman.com/article/1225...l-Balushi-launches-new-Turkish-Pars-x8-armour

    Muscat: The Royal Army of Oman launched yesterday at ‘Safrat Al Dooh’ field of RAO the Turkish Pars x8 armoured personnel carrier under the auspices of Maj. Gen Mattar bin Salim Al Balushi, Commander of RAO.

    The event included an overview of the armoured personnel carrier and then a field demonstration of the carrier’s capabilities.

    The contract was signed between the Sultanate and the Turkish manufacturer in 2015.

    The selection of this armoured carrier came after passing the technical and practical studies, as well as fields tests at the different weather conditions in the Sultanate.

    The armoured personnel carrier will help in carrying out the duties of RAO.

    The launching comes within the Royal care accorded by His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said, the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces to the courageous armed forces.

    It also comes within the Royal care to promote the capabilities of RAO to meet its needs to carry out its national duties, as per carefully studied development and modernisation plans.

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    http://aa.com.tr/en/middle-east/oman-launches-turkey-made-armored-personnel-carriers/975011

    Omani army has started to use Turkish-made armored personnel carriers, according to an Omani media report on Wednesday.

    The Omani military launched the Turkish “Pars x8 vehicle” during an event on Tuesday at the Safrat Al Dooh’ field, according to the Times of Oman.

    Omani Army Commander Maj. Gen. Mattar bin Salim Al Balushi had launched the event that included an overview of the armored personnel carrier and a field demonstration of the vehicle’s capabilities.

    A Turkish defense company delivered the vehicles to the Omani military as part of an agreement signed in 2015, according to the report.

    The selection of the Turkish-made military vehicle followed successful tests, including field tests during different weather conditions in Oman, it added.
     

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