The Somali National Army (SNA) released photographs on 3 September showing new tactical vehicles it has received.
One photograph showed at least 12 Chinese-made Shaanxi Baoji Special Vehicles Company Tiger 4×4 light armoured vehicles parked in what appeared to be a secure compound in Somalia. A second showed at least 13 Ford Super Duty double cabin pick-up vehicles fitted with weapon mounts.
The SNA did not provide details regarding the origin of these vehicles, but it is likely they were donated by foreign countries. The Tigers were painted in the standard People’s Liberation Army camouflage scheme, indicating they are second-hand vehicles.