Four hundred American tanks on the Greek Army: An alleged U.S. offer at no cost - a bad joke that lasts about two and a half years now. The field of petty wants to miss 10 million euros, which is necessary to transport them to Greece. Revert to the harsh reality: The money missing from the Defense Department to transfer a few hundred U.S. armor in Greece, suddenly translated into billions - as early pointed exclusively by fox2magazine.net
Confirmation of fox2magazine.net than cover the topic of the possible acquisition of used heavy tanks for the needs of the Greek Army, the U.S. Army reserve, comes from the magazine "SI & C" - the journal of the portal defencepoint.gr . The Abrams, which is "the consumption of pigs," is to cost up to "3 billion" - but no money. Talking to the American side for a possible cooperation in the defense industry due to the current acute economic crisis, was wrecked.
In browsing the magazine "SI & C" says that for heavy tanks M1 Abrams supposedly still interested in acquiring the Greek Army, came from the Americans the issue of reinstatement into operational service in the factory premises of the United States - instead of 3 million dollars per unit. The Greek delegation refused - it had a different choice.
The U.S. side, especially the U.S. Army is interested to work in a factory adequate size for the plant in Lima, not to shut down the chain , since he wants to save money on additional orders M1 Abrams.
In about one million U.S. dollars is estimated that clean factory turnover per unit to the factory premises in America - to upgrade the standard M1A2. Can anyone guess what condition is the material, if required $ 3 million per vehicle restored? Certainly can - as long as he wants.
Despite what has been reported in the last two and a half years on the subject, fox2magazine.net pointed out very early one imperative factory intensive program for the renovation of these armored vehicles. As long as there is money there remains a clear communication issue - which so far has been good for domestic consumption. The Americans did not release operating tanks that aspire to stand on the battlefield, but thousands of tons of scrap, which require hundreds of millions of euros to turn into weapons systems.
Could these renovations to be done in Greece? Until we can answer about where to find so much money, no matter the moment.
And the Greeks thought uncle Bibi would pay for them, another dream busted
Turkiye Turklerindir (Mustafa Kemal Ataturk)
This message has been edited by nutuk on Jun 7, 2012 7:18 AM
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