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Fijian peacekeepers to receive Bushmaster

10th February 2017 - 08:44 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Hong Kong

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It was announced on 9 February that Australia was conducting a government-to-government sale of ten second-hand Thales Bushmaster 4x4 protected mobility vehicles to the South Pacific island nation of Fiji.

The Republic of Fiji Military Forces will allocate these vehicles to its UN peacekeeping missions. In 2014, a total of 45 Fijian peacekeepers were kidnapped in Syria, prompting concerns about their lack of suitable equipment.

Australia will transport seven Bushmasters overseas to the UN Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) on the Golan Heights in Israel, while three will stay in Fiji for pre-deployment training. All should be delivered by April.

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Gordon Arthur was the Asia Pacific editor for Shephard Media. Born in Scotland and educated …

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