(Source: Spanish Ministry of Defence)
12:00 AM, November 28, 2008
Deployed Spanish troops in Afghanistan, part of the NATOs ISAF mission, can already count on 28 new Lince armored vehicles in-country, after the arrival yesterday of other 11 units delivered to the PRT of Qala-i-Naw. These vehicles are additional to the 17 that they had been shipped by the Ministry of Defense in October.>> The 28 armored Lince LMVs sent to Afghanistan are equipped with the most advanced security systems available, including inhibitors, radios, antiriot armament and equipment, and so will improve the operational security and safety of the Spanish contingent. These vehicles, in addition, are fitted with advanced that turns to them into one of safest of all vehicles deployed worldwide, and offer a high level of protection against terrorist and explosive attacks.>> The version of the LMV that has been sent to Qala-i-Naw can carry five soldiers with their complete combat equipment, and its multi-layer armor protects the crew against rifle fire, explosion of IEDs or explosive mines, and direct hits by grenades.>> The PRT of Qala i Naw is integrated by a military component and a civilian component from the Spanish Agency for International Cooperation and Development (AECID), that work in co-ordination. The military component of the PRT guarantees the security to the members of AECID and develops fast-impact civil projects in the province, such as the school construction, water purification, wells, public lighting systems etc.>> -ends->