Turkey has donated armored vehicles and security equipment to Albania police


During a ceremony that was held on Tuesday, January 15, 2019, Turkey has donated armored vehicles and security equipment to Albanian police rapid response teams.


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The Police forces of Albania have taken delivery of armored vehicles and security equipment from Turkey. (Picture source Anadolu News Agency)


According to Turkish media, six armored vehicles and 10 Land Rover vehicles were donated to the Albanian Police. There are also clothes, helmets, shields and a series of other types of equipment that will be used by Albanian special forces.

In addition to vehicles, Turkey also donated gas masks, various protective equipment, bulletproof vests, and other equipment to be used especially by rapid response teams.

According to our first analysis of the picture released on the Anadolu News Agency, the vehicles delivered to the Albanian Police seems to be the ISV, Internal Security Vehicles in water cannon variant manufactured by the Turkish Company Otokar.

The Water Cannon Variant has a cab for the driver and the operator made of armor steel at the front with the water cannon equipment located behind it. The vehicle is fitted with an auxiliary engine located at the rear to drive the water pump that powers the system. The tanks, auxiliary engine and the rest of the system components are encapsulated under a high-hardness steel shell providing protection against thrown objects.

The Land Rover is a 4x4 tactical vehicle specially designed to be used in off-road conditions. The Cargo variant delivered to the Albanian Police has a crew cabin at the front and cargo area at the rear.


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