UK to send new armed vehicles to Iraq, Afghanistan

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LONDON, June 25 (Reuters) - Britain's Ministry of Defence said on Monday it would buy new British-built armed vehicles for use on patrols in Iraq and Afghanistan. "The MWMIK will deliver a new level of power ...with more firepower and a better range and mobility. It will be fast for a 4 tonne vehicle, with a potential top speed of 80 mph (128 km/h)," the ministry said in a statement. It can be fitted with a range of firepower including a .50 calibre machine gun or an automatic grenade ...

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