The Tunisian army received Russian-made air-to-surface missiles from Algeria on Thursday in support of fight against armed groups, the security forces revealed Sunday.
The air-to-surface missiles would be used in attacking armed groups hiding in mountainous areas on the border between Tunisia and Algeria, including the Jebel ech Chambi, a mountain in Tunisia known as a terrorists’ hub, the source told on the condition of anonymity to Bernama news agency.
The source did not, however, mention the size of the Algerian missile shipment but described the missiles as "aid," they were sent to Tunisia through a crossing in the border province of Tebessa.
The Tunisian army had previously received shipments of needed arms from Algeria in the light of a security agreement between the two countries.
There has been no official statement from either Algeria or Tunisia till now on the missile shipment.
Tunisia has proposed a sale for F-5 avionics upgrades and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support from the U.S
Lockheed Martin delivered the first C-130J Super Hercules to the Republic of Tunisia today, marking the first delivery to an African country. Lockheed Martin signed a contract in 2010 with Tunisia to deliver two C-130Js between 2013 and 2014, in addition to providing training and an initial three years of logistics support
The government of Tunisia has signed a contract with Lockheed Martin for the purchase of two C-130J Super Hercules airlifters with an initial three years of logistics support. Tunisia’s new C 130Js, scheduled to be delivered in 2013 and 2014, will be the longer fuselage or “stretched” variant of the C-130J
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The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has approved sale of 24 OH-58D Kiowa Warrior helicopters to Tunisia for an estimated cost of $100.8 million
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