Air Defense: July 27, 2001


The German Army has received the first four of 50 Ozelot lightweight armored air defense vehicles on order. These are built on Wiesel-2 tracked chassis and mount four Stinger missiles. The clever Germans have designed the system to also use the Russian SA-16 Gimlet (Igla-1) missile, allowing the large leftover stocks from East German armories to be consumed in training.--Stephen V Cole




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