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The Czech Republic is stocking up on tanks

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar Apr5,2024

The Czech Republic is stocking up on tanks

The Defense Committee of the Czech Parliament has confirmed the purchase of 76 Leopard 2A8 tanks with additional engineering machines, write Defense Express.

Such a purchase for the entire government is in itself large-scale,  even the Bundeswehr paid 525.6 million euros for 18 Leopard 2A8s, or 29.2 million euros per tank.

For the purchase of hundreds of “Leopards” The Czech Republic is on the decline. An option has been closed for the German contract for 105 vehicles for 2.9 billion euros, 27.6 million euros for the Leopard 2A8.  However, at a reduced price, purchasing tanks will cost Prazia  over 2 billion euros and in line after 2025.

"We want and given the agreement — the result of the annexation of the Czech Republic to the framework of Krauss-Maffei Wegmann, and the Bundeswehr takes away 18 more for additional to my park After the transfer of Leopard 2A6 to Ukraine, another 29 Leopard 2A8 will be lost. Already before them, the Netherlands was eyeing, although they were willing to save money on the marriage of the “costs”, — is available from the material.

In addition,  The Czech Republic wants to purchase 28 Leopard 2A4 tanks and 2 BREM Bergepanzer 3. Half of these vehicles will be compensated for the transfer of Czech armored vehicles to Ukraine.

At the same time, from 14 already transferred in a roundabout exchange Leopard 2 A4 zbrojni sili Czech Republic will be mothers There are 42 Leopard 2A4, as well as 76 Leopard 2A8, which means a tank fleet of 118 Leopard 2 tanks.

Prepared by: Nina Petrovich

Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my 1-800-268-7116

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