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    BBC News Germany to bring back 100 tanks

    • 10 April 2015
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    A German Leopard 2 tank taking part in exercises in October Germany plans to bring 100 mothballed tanks back into service in what is widely seen as a response to rising tensions with Russia over Ukraine.
    The tanks were sold to industry as part of defence cuts after the Cold War.
    The German defence ministry said it would spend €22m (£16m;$24m) on bringing its total of tanks to 328.
    Nato officials agreed in February to create a quick-reaction force to meet the challenges posed by the Ukraine crisis and by Islamic extremists.
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    The moves were seen as a signal that Nato regards Russia's seizure of Crimea and its military forays into eastern Ukraine as much more than a temporary crisis.
    German defence ministry spokesman Jens Flosdorff confirmed a [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] (in German), saying 100 Leopard 2 battle tanks will be bought back from the defence industry, which has kept them in storage.
    The spokesman said Germany has to ensure that it can deploy troops with the correct equipment to the right place in a short period of time, given the new goals of flexibility and swift reaction times.
    "This can only succeed if the equipment does not need to be first moved around through the country," Mr Flosdorff said.
    The tanks will begin to be modernised in 2017.
    The move partially reverses a decision made four years ago to cut the total number of German tanks from 350 to 225.

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    Default Re: Germany to bring back 100 tanks

    Good job someone in Europe is spending on defense


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    Default Re: Germany to bring back 100 tanks

    if there's another war, it will be air defense which will be needed them tanks wont last 2 mins.

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    Default Re: Germany to bring back 100 tanks

    Quote Originally Posted by consoles View Post
    if there's another war, it will be air defense which will be needed them tanks wont last 2 mins.
    Not with amount of Surface to Air missiles Russia has, its SAM's defense is huge

    and UK would struggle to fight an attack from bloody Barbados at moment were fucked !
    Last edited by Mobileman; 13th April 2015 at 09:21 PM.

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    Default Re: Germany to bring back 100 tanks

    War War War

    I feel the world is being run by a bunch of murderous cunts !

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    Default Re: Germany to bring back 100 tanks

    The next world war will be the last we, as a species, ever start and it won't be 'won' using conventional weapons. I can see it escalating to nuclear strikes within a matter of hours, if not sooner.

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