Canada urgently buys armored cars for Afghan base

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OTTAWA, May 31 (Reuters) - Canada said on Wednesday it was urgently buying 25 more South African armored patrol vehicles for its military mission in Afghanistan, a move that came shortly after Ottawa pulled its new German-made armored jeeps from the front line. The Defence Department said Ottawa was buying 25 Nyala vehicles, made by BAE Land Systems OMC, for C$31 million ($28 million). Canada already has 50 of the vehicles and delivery of the new batch is to start this September. "The ...

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