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AAD 2016: Cameroon’s armour hits Boko Haram

14th September 2016 - 13:00 GMT | by Erwan de Cherisey in Paris


Progress made by the Cameroonian Defence Forces (CDF) against terror group Boko Haram has a lot to do with their use of armoured vehicles.

Earlier this year the Cameroonian military received 12 Ratel infantry fighting vehicles from South Africa that have added to a growing inventory of newer armoured vehicles. 

They added to other recent acquisitions of US-built PKSV armoured vehicles from General Dynamics and Israeli Thunder Mk1 armoured personnel carriers from GAIA Automotive Industries, which followed from the earlier procurement of Chinese armoured vehicles.

It has allowed the specialist anti-terrorist units such as the elite Rapid Intervention Battalions

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Erwan de Cherisey


Erwan de Cherisey

Erwan de Cherisey is a writer on international affairs and defence.

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