U.S. delivers Humvees, patrol boat to Tunisia to boost security
The United States delivered 52 Humvee military vehicles and a 65 foot Safe Boats patrol boat to Tunisia to help it fight jihadists and tighten control over its coast, the U.S. embassy said on Thursday.
The 52 vehicles aim “to improve force mobility” of the Tunisian army, the U.S. embassy in Tunis said in a statement, adding that Tunisia has a long standing relationship with AM General, the HMMWV’s manufacturer, and operates hundreds of these vehicles in various configurations to support ground operations.
The embassy also announced the delivery of a 65-foot patrol boat to enhance maritime security and intensify the maritime border control patrols. The vessel, manufactured by Safe Boats International, is the first of four to be delivered o....