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casspir

(ˈkæspɜː)
n
(Military) South African an armoured military vehicle
[C20: coined from an anagram of CSIR (Council for Scientific and Industrial Research) and SAP (South African Police)]
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The Army and CAPFs have been using ' Casspir' MPV manufactured by the VFJ.
Many pedestrians told mediamen that the Army men placed a Casspir vehicle with red flags in a horizontal direction outside the Women's College at Maulana Azad Road, Kashmir Media Service (KMS) reported.
According to reporter, many pedestrians told mediamen that the Armymen placed a Casspir vehicle with red flags in a horizontal direction outside the Women's College at Maulana Azad Road.
In January 2016, Denel Group's Mechem announced it had developed a new armoured and mine-protected recovery vehicle based on its Casspir NG armoured personnel carrier.
Other combat vehicles deployed to support the force include the BAE Systems Mamba and Casspir mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicles in extensive use with the South African Army (SAA).
(46) A Casspir is an armoured vehicle that offers protection against landmines.
Produced by Force Protection, the Buffalo design is based on the South African Casspir mine-protected vehicle.
The South African Casspir was used for mine detection during peacekeeping missions in Bosnia-Herzegovina in the late 1990s.
In Krog's (2000b:104) poem "In transit--a cycle of the early nineties", the reader learns just how vigorously human foldedness is rejected: on the casspir a man from my neighbourhood his teeth gnarling venom from his lips you disgrace whites another kicks open the door of the police van and curses all kaffirfuckers
"The RG series builds on the three decades of experience we have gained in South Africa, through vehicles such as the Casspir, Mamba and Mfezi.
The Land Systems OMC factory in Johannesburg is known for mine-protected vehicles such as the Mamba and Casspir, but does not currently boast the Tactica as part of its range.