should GoI think about it ? get some ( second hand ) Leopard Tank .

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  1. Zebra

    Zebra Senior Member Senior Member

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    Austria To Sell, Scrap Two-Thirds of Its Tanks
    AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE
    Published: 23 Nov 2011 10:06

    VIENNA - The Austrian Army will sell, scrap or recycle two-thirds of its armored vehicles by late 2013, allowing it to save up to 15 million euros yearly, Defence Minister Norbert Darabos announced Nov. 23.

    "We are getting rid of cost-intensive equipment which represents an expensive burden for the army and which we no longer need," Darabos said.

    The number of armored vehicles, which has already seen cuts over the past four years, will shrink to 389 by the end of 2013, from 1,147.

    Several models, including more than 400 Saurers dating back to the 1960s, will be scrapped entirely, while others will be recycled as spare parts for other vehicles.

    Further models, such as the more modern Leopard tanks, will be put up for sale. Several governments and firms have already expressed interest, the defense ministry said.

    The sales should help bring in 19 million euros ($25.5 million), although 2 million euros will go toward destroying ammunition.

    Additionally, the army will save up to 15 million euros per year in maintenance through the cuts, according to the ministry.

    "We need more than ever to adapt our capabilities to realistic deployment scenarios," Darabos said.

    Where Austria once stood with its back against the Iron Curtain, with the prospect of a conventional war with the Soviet bloc on its doorstep, now "we face cyber threats, terrorist threats: these are the challenges of the future," he said.

    Austria To Sell, Scrap Two-Thirds of Its Tanks - Defense News
     
  2. Singh

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    why ???????????????????????????????//
     
  3. hitesh

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    is this some joke thread
     
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    should we need it to buy
     
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    Probably we could buy some leopards at a cheap cost and send the T55 scrap market:)
     
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    no need to buy a new tank & no need to send t55 any where just modify those t55 into APC
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  7. Koovie

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    dont even think about scrapping our T 55s convert them to APCs or mortar carriers ....
     
  8. Zebra

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    Why ?

    bcz , we missied the UK's second hand ships .

    Not a bad deal , if we can get some Leos at price of peanuts .

    Chances are there they may have some thing more to offer us , not just tanks . Get the whole lot which we needs .
     
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    what ever be it about modifying t55s..we should buy some leos and replace in place of t55s...
     
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