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Fijian UN peacekeepers get armored military vehicles

Xinhua, March 28, 2017 Adjust font size:

Seven armored military vehicles purchased for Fiji's military have been delivered to the Middle East from Australia for Fiji's United Nations peacekeepers, the government-owned Fiji Boradcasting Corporation (FBC) reported Tuesday.

The Bushmaster Protected Mobility Vehicles have been taken from Lebanon to the Golan Heights, said Viliame Naupoto, commander of the Republic of Fiji Military Forces.

"They have survived IEDs - improvised explosive devices. They have used this sort of vehicles in Afghanistan and it has been a very credible vehicle and we are very happy that our soldiers will now be covered," Naupoto told the FBC.

Fiji formalized the purchase of 10 Bushmaster Protected Mobility Vehicles from Australia earlier this month. Three of the vehicles are set to be based in Fiji for upskilling Fijian military officers.

There are over 800 Fijians serving on UN or non-UN peacekeeping missions across seven countries, including Syria, Egypt, Iraq and South Sudan, official statistics showed. Endit