The Kosovo Security Force (KSF) signed Tuesday a contract with AM General on purchasing 24 multifunctional military vehicles, whereas 27 Humvees will be donated by the US authorities. The Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj said that transformation of the KSF into army will be done in full coordination with the support of Kosovo allies. Whereas US Ambassador to Pristina, Greg Delawie, who attended the signing of contract ceremony, said the US is excited to be a part of this next era of the KSF.
These military vehicles according to Kosovo PM will modernise the KSF military equipment. “The KSF is a professional, inclusive force and it is an example of cooperation with the NATO and US. The KSF is modernising its military capacities. This force is increasing capacities according to NATO standards, which is synonym of peace,” Haradinaj said. “The KSF transition is being done in full coordination and support of our allies,” Haradinaj said. The KSF Minister, Rrustem Berisha, said that equipment with these tactical vehicles is of a great importance on advancing operational capacities of the KSF and deepening of cooperation with the US. “I thank the US for their unreserved support. This cooperation will continue. The KSF will continue its modernisation,” Berisha said.
The US Ambassador, Greg Delawie, said the US Embassy is excited to be a part of this next era of the Kosovo Security Force. “We look forward to seeing the first delivery of Humvees arrive this year and be put to work transporting those who serve the citizens of this great country,” Delawie said.