Friday, November 18, 2011

Leopard 2

A newly acquired Canadian Forces Leopard 2 Main Battle Tank, moves through a forward operating base in Zhari District, Southern Afghanistan. The tanks are helping to provide support and protection for the battle group. The 3 RCR (Royal Canadian Regiment), battle group based out of Petawawa, Ontario, is deployed throughout the southern Afghanistan province of Kandahar. Part of the ISAF (International Security Assistance Force) as Operation Athena, the battle group provides security for reconstruction and mentoring for local Afghan forces. Operation ATHENA is Canada’s participation in the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan. (Canadian Forces Image Number IS2008-9182 By Cpl David Cribb with ADM (PA); Combat Camera)

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