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Posted On: 2 June 2013 12:47 pm
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:13 pm

Qatar Army plans to procure Amphibious Assault Vehicles

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Qatar Chronicle’s reports indicate that Qatar has plans to acquire the AAV 7a1 amphibious assault vehicles from the US. The Qatari Defence Ministry is said to have received the report of the US team of advisers about a project to buy assault amphibious vehicles (AAVs) for the ground combat formations. The following 368-word report sheds light on the subject and tells what about the US report and what about the next move and what about the possible companies which may compete for the project The AAV-7A1 AMTRAC, better known as the Amphibious Assault Vehicle, or simply AAV, is a tracked armored personnel carrier used by the United States Marine Corpsand it is built by US Combat Systems, a subset of BAE Systems Land & Armaments. “AMTRAC” is a contraction of “amphibious tractor.” The AAV has been in service with the United States Marine Corps since 1972 and is used by ten nations worldwide since its introduction. The vehicle is capable of being launched from the sea by amphibious dock ships to bring assault elements quickly to the shore as well as provide combat support with a mounted Mk 19 grenade launcher or M242 Bushmaster cannon and the M2 Browning HMG. In other news, the Crown Prince of Qatar and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Qatari Armed Forces Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani is said to be personally against rushing to take a decision about plans to develop the Iraqi Air Force (IAF). Source : Qatar Chronicle