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Zambian Armoured Corp in need of upgrading

7th February 2013 - 16:41 GMT | by Tim Fish in Fanrborough


The armoured vehicles of the Zambian Armoured Corp require wholesale modernisation if units are to participate in future UN peacekeeping operations.

Speaking at the Defence IQ International Armoured Vehicles conference, Maj Gen Topply Lubaya, chief of staff of the Zambian Army, told delegates that the existing T-59 main battle tanks, PT-76 light amphibious recce tanks and BRDM Mk I and II vehicles needed upgrading.

He said that over the past two decades, UN operations in Mozambique, Angola and Sierra Leone, exposed limitations in the capability of these vehicles and that upgrades were required until the Zambian Armoured Corp received new

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Tim Fish


Tim Fish

Tim Fish is a special correspondent for Shephard Media. Formerly the editor of Land Warfare …

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