Libyan National Army forces receives Paramount Mbombe 6×6 from Jordan

In a apparent response to Turkey delivering dozens of the BMC Kirpi armoured vehicle to forces allied with the U.N.-backed Government of National Accord (GNA), Jordan has delivered an unknown number of its indigenous KADDB Al-Mared 8×8 armoured vehicle, as well as the Paramount Mbombe 6x6 armoured vehicle to Khalifa Haftar’s Libyan National Army (LNA).

The GNA is currently fighting to prevent the Khalifa Haftar’s Libyan National Army (LNA) from taking the Libya capital, Tripoli.

Haftar's forces: the LNA, launched an offensive to control Tripoli in early April. As the fighting drags on, the United Nations estimated that more than 75,000 people have fled their homes and 126 civilians have been killed.

Since 2014, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Egypt have provided the LNA with military equipment such as aircraft and helicopters, helping Haftar to gain the upper hand in Libya’s eight-year conflict, according to previous U.N. reports.

At the moment, Turkey and Qatar are at loggerheads with the UAE, Egypt and Saudi Arabia over several regional issues including support for the Muslim Brotherhood.

Paramount Mbombe 6x6 armoured vehicle

The Mbombe 6x6 features a mine-resistant flat floor technology, the armoured hull provides excellent stopping power against ballistic attack (STANAG 4569 level 3 as standard) and anti-tank land mine explosions (STANAG level 4a and 4b).

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

MAX SPEED

110KILOMETRES PER HOUR 

PAYLOAD

9 TONNES 

OPERATING RANGE

800 KILOMETRES 

BLAST PROTECTION

STANAG 4569LEVEL 4A AND 4B 

Darek Liam

Darek Liam is the North African editor for AMB, where he writes about the intersection of Technology and national security. He has been covering defense and national security issues for more than a decade, previously as African Union correspondent.

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