The Burundian contingent serving with the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) has taken delivery of 10 Springbuck Heavy Duty HD mine-resistance ambush-protected vehicles (MRAPs), the South African manufacturer DCD Protected Mobility confirmed to Jane’s .
AMISOM announced on 6 November that the Burundians had received “at least 20 combat vehicles”.
It did not identify the vehicles but released photographs of 10 Springbuck HDs and at least 10 Egyptian-made Fahd wheeled armoured personnel carriers (APCs) at its base around Mogadishu airport.
Martie Bezuidenhout, DCD international business development manager, told Jane’s that Burundian operators have just completed on-site training on the Springbucks that were delivered in August. Source :Janes