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13 locally made armored carriers arrive in Lebanon

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, April 10 2010   /  09:24 am

Thirteen armored passenger carriers (APC) made by state enterprise PT Pindad Indonesia have arrived for an Indonesian battalion in Adshit Al Qusayr, Lebanon, the Indonesian Military (TNI) announced Friday.The six-wheel drive units, complete with a weaponry system, arrived at the battalion, called Indobatt, part of the Garuda XXXIII-D contingent, at its headquarters Thursday, the press release said.“It evokes a certain pride to have Indonesian-made products receive international recognition,” the release went on. The 13 units were transported by a civilian freight ship rented by the UN that left Tanjung Priok seaport in Jakarta on March 8. The ship berthed at Beirut International Seaport on April 6 before being delivered to Indobatt headquarters by the battalion, which serves as part of the UN Interim Force in Lebanon (Unifil).Unifil was created by the UN Security Council in March 197...