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Thursday, July 6, 2017

New Batch of Casspirs Ready for Angola

Angola will soon take delivery of another batch of Casspir mine-resistant ambush protected (MRAP) vehicles from South Africa.

Manufacturer Denel announced, as reported by defenceWeb, that another batch of 21 Casspir MRAPs were ready for delivery to an unspecified African client, following a delivery of 24 last year. The MRAPS are part of the Casspir NG2000 series.

Angola placed an order for 45 Casspir NG2000B MRAPs in 2013, making it the likely recipient of the new batch. DefenceWeb noted that that order included a number of variants, such as 30 armored personnel carriers, four fire support vehicles, two command vehicles, two recovery vehicles, two ambulances, three logistics vehicles, a water tanker, and a diesel tanker.

Denel offers up to 15 variants of the Casspir MRAP.

DefenceWeb cited Peter Faro, General Manager of Denel's Mechem, as saying the Casspir, though upgraded from older generations, remains affordable for customers and has seen a lot of demand in the region.

"To strengthen Denel’s commitment we have two in-country technical representatives who aid and assist the client on all technical matters and facilitate fleet management and support training," Faro said.

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