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More Commandos for Colombia

23rd August 2013 - 15:04 GMT | by Tim Fish in London

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The Colombian Army (COLAR) will receive 28 new Commando Advanced APCs fitted with .50 cal turrets from Textron Marine & Land Systems in a deal worth $31.6 million.

Textron announced the deal on 22 August and stated that the US Army Tank-Automotive Command (TACOM) awarded the contract to the company on behalf of Colombia.

‘Initial APC deliveries to the US Army, for shipping to Colombia, are expected to begin in November, with all vehicles scheduled to be completed and transferred by April 2014,’ Textron said.

The company added that the contract also includes repair services for two damaged APCs in

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