Malian Armed Forces receives new Chinese armored vehicles

The Malian Armed Forces (FAMa) received a large batch of armored and unprotected vehicles, in an announcement made on December 3.

The handover of the vehicles took place in an event held in Kati. In the event the President of the Transition Colonel Assimi Goïta had at his side the Prime Minister Choguel Kokala Maiga, the President of the National Council of the Transition Colonel Malick Diaw, and several other members of the government.

According to local media the deliveries included six Norinco VN2C 6×6 infantry fighting vehicles. the VN2C is an improved variant of the VN2, which itself is also a modernized version of WMZ551 armoured personnel carrier.

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