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2013-02-25 Africa North
Libya takes delivery via Jordan of UAE-made armored vehicles
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Posted by JohnQC 2013-02-25 09:04|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [236 views ]  Top

#1 For comparison,: Humvee description.
Posted by JohnQC 2013-02-25 09:33||   2013-02-25 09:33|| Front Page Top

#2 Indigenous design and construction. Apparently the UAE has a thriving defense industry.
Posted by Pappy 2013-02-25 12:56||   2013-02-25 12:56|| Front Page Top

#3 Interesting info, thanks. Have they been real world tested yet or is this the first real go-round?
Posted by swksvolFF 2013-02-25 17:53||   2013-02-25 17:53|| Front Page Top

#4 take with some salt what the Pravda of the UAE says

The involvement of China probably is a clue that the product may only have final assembly in the UAE.
Posted by lord garth 2013-02-25 18:16||   2013-02-25 18:16|| Front Page Top

#5 Who cares. What country doesn't have some sort of small armored vehicle?
Posted by chris 2013-02-25 18:47||   2013-02-25 18:47|| Front Page Top

#6 The involvement of China probably is a clue that the product may only have final assembly in the UAE.

Chinese hardware assembled by Arabs. Now that's what I call a winner.
Posted by Zhang Fei 2013-02-25 20:39||   2013-02-25 20:39|| Front Page Top

#7 Chinese hardware assembled by Arabs.

If your goal is to control your own population the NIMR is just the thing, and it's cheap.
Posted by Steve White 2013-02-25 20:48||   2013-02-25 20:48|| Front Page Top

#8 JohnQC is probably closest. Indigenous design, Chinese manufacture of parts (like there aren't any other heavy equipment or auto companies doing that) and assembly (I prefer 'construction'). Big deal.

Still I wouldn't rule out the UAE having the capability. The Israelis screwed up the last time they invaded Lebanon, because they "misunderstimated". They damn near lost a ship as well.
Posted by Pappy 2013-02-25 23:08||   2013-02-25 23:08|| Front Page Top

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