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JDF to replace decades-old vehicles

Published:Tuesday | December 3, 2013 | 8:52 AM

Cabinet has approved a five year re-capitalisation project for the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF).



Under the project, the JDF will replace obsolete and mainly unserviceable V150 armoured cars in its fleet.



The Force will also acquire twelve new armoured vehicles.



A statement from the Office of the Prime Minister stated that the new vehicles to be acquired are more suited to rugged rural terrain and adverse conditions that would exist in the event of a major natural disaster such as an earthquake or hurricane.



It pointed out that some of the vehicles owned by the JDF dates back to 1976 and 1985.



The vehicles are scheduled for delivery starting in 2015.



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