casspir


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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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This process will be applied by mechanical equipment (flail, tiller and roller) with support of manual deminers or by deploying the Casspir, MPV.
These are gradually going to replace the Ratel 6x6 currently in service as well as other vehicles such as the Casspir and the Mamba.
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.
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.
The casspir, a hulking vehicle so sturdy it could survive a land-mine explosion, was perhaps one of the proudest achievements of the South African Defense Force's arms industry and a dominant weapon for warfare in the bush or urban townships.
4m for the supply of towers, mine protective Casspir vehicles, conductor earthwire and hardware.
UNMAS Abyei activities in support of UNISFA mandate include: (a) overall planning and coordination of mine action activities; (b) operational implementation; (c) providing quality assurance; (d) mine action information data management; (e) provision of CASSPIR mine protected vehicles to the JBVMM Ground Patrols; (f) technical support and assistance to UNISFA in weapons storage and destruction; and (g) provision of risk education and relevant training to UN and JBVMM personnel, humanitarian actors, and community members.
The latest version of the 6x6 Casspir, the Mk 6 in its 6 x 6 configuration, can host driver, commander and 16 troops.
The 20 MRAPs will be used as a replacement for the existing vehicle in use, the Casspir, and allow for the phasing out of 20 Casspirs when all the MRAPs have been delivered.