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Croatia receives MRAP vehicles from US government

11th April 2014 - 06:07 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Thirty Mine-Resistant Ambush-Protected (MRAP) Vehicles donated by the US government to the Croatian armed forces have been received at their new home in Zagreb by the Croatian Army.

The MRAP vehicles – Navistar MaxxPro vehicles – are excess defence articles donated by the US government. The Croatian military will also receive 162 MRAP M-ATV vehicles and 29 MRAP HAGA vehicles.

Gen Drago Lovrić, Chief of the General Staff of the Croatian Armed Forces, said that the donation is ‘another confirmation of the US being the foremost strategic defence partner of the Republic of Croatia.

‘The MRAP vehicles will provide ballistic and counter mine protection to the members of the Croatian armed forces, thereby enhancing operational safety and security of task performance and upgrading the existing capabilities; thus enabling the Croatian armed forces to respond to new challenges and threats of the unforeseeable future.’

The vehicles have been assigned to the Croatian Army, Support Command and Special Operations Battalion, and will be used for combat operations of smaller scale, in urban and restricted environments including patrol, convoy security, reconnaissance, MEDEVAC, personnel and cargo transportation, and as command vehicles.

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