Rapid Fire 2010-04-20: Marder IFV
- Turkish navy commanders aboard the F-493 TCG Gelibolu, a G-class frigade that is an updated version of the Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate, capture 13 pirates in the Indian Ocean.
- Reports indicate a Taliban buildup in Afghanistan and Pakistan. They don’t publicize their procurement activities, of course.
- Germany’s democratically-accountable government does, though. Marder tracked Infantry Fighting Vehicles and PzH-2000 tracked mobile howitzers are on the way to Afghanistan, in response to increased attacks.
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