Military vehicles on order from the Czech Republic

Tripoli, 15 June 2013:

Libya has struck a €38 million deal with the Czech Republic to buy 350 amphibious armoured vehicles, according to Czech newspaper the Prague Daily Monitor.

The order will include the amphibious BRDM, a wheeled combat reconnaissance vehicle armed with two machine guns, and the BVP-1, a tracked infantry fighting vehicle. Both types are amphibious, able to operate on land and sea. A further 300 vehicles already owned by the military are to be modernised, in Libya, as part of the deal.

The arms embargo on Libya was partially lifted in March this year . . .

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