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PREMIUM: COVID-19 relief efforts motivate vehicle procurement in South America

14th April 2021 - 15:55 GMT | by Wilder Alejandro Sanchez in Washington DC

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The Ecuadorian Naval Infantry Corps received 14 Mercedes-Benz Atego 1725/54 trucks on 26 March. (Photo: Ecuadorian MoD)

Ecuador and Argentina have bought or will acquire new military transport vehicles, driven by the need to provide humanitarian assistance amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the role of South American militaries in humanitarian assistance has expanded to the point that the Argentine Army has created a new transport battalion.

In this context, the Ecuadorian Naval Infantry Corps and Argentine Army are each expanding their transport vehicle fleets. Apart from security ...

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