posted on Aug, 1 2005 @ 01:19 PM
Poland's Bumar Group has confirmed that it will complete deliveries of some 115 BTR-80 armoured personnel carriers (APCs) to Iraq by January 2006.
The APCs were ordered by the Iraqi Ministry of Defence (MoD) under an approximately USD30 million contract for service with the Iraqi Army.
Until recently, 66 of these vehicles were in use with the Hungarian Armed Forces, while the remainder of the order will be fulfilled from the stocks
of "one of the former Soviet Union countries", a defence source told JDW.
The Hungarian vehicles for the Iraqi Armed Forces, mainly BTR-80As, have been used by Hungarian detachments deployed to the Balkans and Iraq.
Here is some pictures of the vehicles....
Looks like it will be a good vehicle for patrols around the cities, and urban warfare. What do you think?