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Switzerland Approves Decommissioning of 25 Leopard 2 Tanks for Resale


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The Swiss Federal Council has supported the decommissioning of 25 Leopard 2 main battle tanks for resale to Germany.

It is reported by RBC-Ukraine with reference to Swissinfo .

The competent commission of the National Council proposes to decommission decommissioned tanks and thus make it possible to sell them back to the German manufacturer Rheinmetall .

How many Leopard 2 tanks does Switzerland have

There are 96 decommissioned Leopard 2 main battle tanks in the country. The Commission on Security Policy of the National Council is asking to decommission 25 of these tanks. A small majority of the Commission members only want this if the German manufacturer’s tanks are sold back.

The Federal Council reports that the army itself needs 71 ​​of these 96 tanks. The remaining 25 could be sold without hindering self-sufficiency.

Resale of tanks

Germany approached Switzerland with a request to sell some of their mothballed Leopard 2 tanks to it . This could allow Berlin and other allies to increase military aid to Ukraine.

At the same time, the Czech Republic also applied to Switzerland for the purchase of Leopard 2 tanks.

Source: RBC Ukraine

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