The military sources claim the APCs are being purchased by Fiji government for Peacekeeping Operations (PKO) in the Golan Heights: 10 APCs, 7 for Golan Heights and 3 for Fiji for training purposes. The APCs are $A1.5million a piece.
If true, this will be the first time a Pacific Island country will get them, and for what?
The military sources point out that past practice is that the UN supplies it only for training and use in operational areas and not HOME - in this case, FIJI.
Why is the Australian Government, if it is true, allowing a APC, which is really a light tank, to be sold to Fiji?
And, what happened to the Russian supply?
Apparently Motufaga, the Land Force Commander, Naliva the CO3IF and Vananalagi, CO LSU, had gone first to Brisbane for preliminary discussions.