By the end of June be approved by the U.S. Congress to grant in Greece of 400 M1A1 Abrams tanks from the U.S. Army reserves as a response to Greek LoR, sources report that GES. It will then travel to the U.S. officers Tank Divisions and techniques to choose between the tanks in about 1,000 units have been withdrawn over the last five years and continue to be withdrawn.
The interesting thing is that the tanks are in production chrisimopoipoun depleted uranium (DU) in shielding, which means that we have a huge challenge to a business recovery practice adiatrito chest, even from the core of tungsten ammunition using the DM63 Turkish LEO2A4. It is also certain to reach some thousands of missiles with DU core means that the strongest projectile penetrating the world will serve ef'exis the Greek Army.
The strategy to move you can find two detailed articles, one for utility costs in relation to its potential of 62 tons M1A1 tank, based on U.S. sources and the other DU munitions that change the whole balance of power in favor of Greece Armata in the field.
Characteristic of how critical was the positive movement of the General Staff to request the 400 M1A1 is the answer to the Army General Staff (GES), the price requested by the Austrian Ministry of Defence for the price of the Leopard 2A4 withdrawal of the Austrian Army.
The Austrian Ministry of Defense reported as an initial selling price of each Leopard 2A4 the amount of two million dollars! This value for float eionai unprecedented 20-25 years and of course rejected.
The Austrian army decided to withdraw 54 Leopard 2A4 tanks from active service and to provide the international market. The GES, learned the withdrawal of tanks and part of a systematic policy to find extra tanks for the renewal of Armata capacity, has entered into preliminary contacts through official channels to the Austrian Ministry of Defence. The answer in terms of costs for disposal tank could probably be described as unexpected.
Total had been received from Austria 114 tanks of the type and an additional tower of the Dutch stocks, which were incorporated into service, replacing the oldest types of American tanks that made use of the Austrian operational land forces (M60A1/-A3).
The search for another 13 Leopard 2A4 to complete the equipment of a squadron dates back over four to five years when it was not possible to sign the Intergovernmental Agreement of the so-called "interim solution II that except for equipment maintenance and repairs fourth and fifth step for 170 Leopard 2HEL and 183 Leopard 2A4 included supplying 13 Leopard 2A4 tanks from German stocks.
Despite repeated Greek requests, until now the German side has not released the 13 tanks of the type alleged depletion of stocks.