Libya Receives 20 Armoured Vehicles & Clothes from Italy
Earlier this month, Italy donated 20 of its Puma 4x4 vehicles to the Libyan National Army to face terrorism threats and reaffirm friendly ties between both countries.
Manufactured by Consorzio Iveco Fiat – Oto Melara (CIO), the Puma 4x4 wheeled armoured fighting vehicle carries 6 troops plus driver and has a combat weight of 5.7t.
The delivery ceremony was attended by the Italian Defence Minister, Admiral Di Paola.
Furthermore, within the co-operation scheme between Italy and Libya, the Italian Navy handed over to the Libyan Navy over 65,000 articles of clothing, including different types of shirts and trousers, both for the winter and summer season, T-shirts, pyjamas and belts.
All these clothes were from the Taranto, Augusta, La Spezia, Ancona and Cagliari naval bases depots, and were delivered free of charge by air to Tripoli on February 6.