14.1 C
London
Saturday, July 13, 2024
HomeDefenceSwitzerland Approves Decommissioning of 25 Leopard 2 Tanks for Resale

Switzerland Approves Decommissioning of 25 Leopard 2 Tanks for Resale

Date:

Related stories

Putin’s war is the cause of NATO enlargement

Reporting from the NATO summitWe’re now hearing from US...

Russian Deputy Defense Minister Tatyana Shevtsova stole millions from Putin

Former Russian Deputy Defense Minister Tatyana Shevtsova, who officially...

Vienna-Based Russian Operatives Accused of Paying for Pilot Kuzminov’s Murder

The Wall Street Journal, citing sources within Western intelligence...

Europe’s leaders welcome Starmer after ‘historic’ UK election

European Council President Charles Michel hails a “new cycle...

Tajikistan Passes Bill to Ban Hijab Despite 98% Muslim Population

Tajikistan officially banned the hijab, imposing hefty fines in...
spot_imgspot_img



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

Latest stories

spot_img