• Short Summary

    A BRITISH-MADE WESTLAND HOVERCRAFT, PURCHASED BY THE BRUNEI GOVERNMENT RECENTLY, WAS PUT THROUGH A SERIES OF TRIAL RUNS ON WEDNESDAY.

  • Description

    A BRITISH-MADE WESTLAND HOVERCRAFT, PURCHASED BY THE BRUNEI GOVERNMENT RECENTLY, WAS PUT THROUGH A SERIES OF TRIAL RUNS ON WEDNESDAY.

    THE AMPHIBIOUS VEHICLE WILL BE USED BY THE BRUNEI MALAY REGIMENT IN COUNTERING INDONESIAN ACTIVITIES IN THE TERRITORY.

    THE TRIAL RUNS WERE TO EVALUATE THE DEPENDABILITY OF HOVERCRAFT UNDER TROPICAL CONDITIONS AS AN AMPHIBIOUS TRANSPORT VEHICLE. THE VEHICLE WILL BE USED FOR PATROLLING BRUNEI'S MANY RIVERS WHICH PROVIDE ACCESS TO INDONESIAN INFILTRATORS.

    THE HOVERCRAFT IS PART OF BRUNEI'S MILITARY EXPANSION THIS YEAR. THE GOVERNMENT IS SPENDING $26-MILLION MALAYSIAN (ABOUT GBP3-MILLION STERLING) ON ITS ARMY -- AN INCREASE OF MORE THAN $16-MILLION MALAYSIAN (ABOUT GBP2-MILLION STERLING).

    THE BRUNEI ARMY IS ONE OF THE FEW ARMIES OTHER THAN THE BRITISH TO ACQUIRE THE HOVERCRAFT. (IN MALAYSIAN BORNEO, BRITISH FORCES ARE ALREADY USING THE HOVERCRAFT IN PATROL DUTIES AGAINST INDONESIAN INFILTRATORS).

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3L7E094MA1EIKZ0V63KJQ39QN
    Media URN:
    VLVA3L7E094MA1EIKZ0V63KJQ39QN
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/02/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:32:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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