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Turkey plans to modernize the tank fleet

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According to the Internet portal warspot.ru, Turkish Ministry of Defense announces a tender to select a contractor to work to improve protection 200 tanks German and American production: 40 M60A3, 40 Leopard II A4 and 120 M60T (M60A3 tank, modified by Israel Military Industries). For these purposes, it is expected to spend $ 500 million.



The main consideration in the consideration of applications will be given to improving security, including the possibility of installing active protection systems on tanks. Five Turkish companies are going to take part in the tender: Aselsan, Roketsan, BMC, Otokar and FNSS. The choice of several contractors is possible, each of which will perform a certain stage of work. Summing up the competition is expected before the end of 2017.

The modernization of the aging tank fleet is unplanned and was launched for two reasons. First, the EU sanctions do not allow the production of a new Altay tank to be launched, left without engine. Secondly, the loss of tanks by the Turkish army in the conduct of hostilities in Syria, including those considered highly protected Leopard II A4, forced to revise the existing criteria for the necessary protection of combat vehicles.


Leopard 2A4 Turkish army destroyed in Syria
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  1. samoletil18
    samoletil18 2 February 2017 10: 30
    +4
    I'd rather look at the T-90 better.
    1. cap
      cap 2 February 2017 10: 45
      +2
      Quote: samoletil18
      I'd rather look at the T-90 better.


      They ask a lot from localization, to the transfer of production with the transfer of technology, they will correct it if they forgot exactly. Even the Indians were more modest as far as I remember, again.
    2. DM51
      DM51 2 February 2017 11: 01
      +3
      Quote: samoletil18
      I'd rather look at the T-90 better.

      Really the best solution for Turkey would be to buy our T-90, which has proven itself in Syria and IMHO is now the best tank in the world (of course, not counting the T-14), but then I think politics decides (NATO, USA) .Then still the way out is the purchase of Jewish Merkava 4, they were just made for fighting in the BV, the more Jews upgraded the M60AZ to the Turks, so there is cooperation between the countries, but again, where to put all the rubbish that Turkey has already bought, not cut it for scrap ? So one thing remains - improving existing tanks
    3. ratfly
      ratfly 2 February 2017 11: 13
      0
      Quote: samoletil18
      I'd rather look at the T-90 better.

      This is a long process. The Indians have drunk how much blood we have bought. Now they are wagging backwards with airplanes. Turks are no better.
      1. samoletil18
        samoletil18 2 February 2017 13: 38
        0
        But in India, licensed production is established. And this is first the finished machines, then the machine complexes for the Turkish assembly, then the purchase of individual components and the production of which will turn out (this is not our concern). So far, the entire production process will take place in Turkey, except for Aroma, ours will monitor something in addition to MBT at a newer level (the T-14 is expensive and not always needed, plus no one canceled the export).
    4. Alexey RA
      Alexey RA 2 February 2017 14: 11
      +2
      Quote: samoletil18
      I'd rather look at the T-90 better.

      Turkey is a member of NATO. This means that the armament of its armed forces must meet NATO standards.
      How much will the T-90 modified for these standards cost? And will there be such a tank in general T-90? smile
  2. cap
    cap 2 February 2017 10: 41
    +4
    Leopard 2A4 Turkish army destroyed in Syria


    Excellent disassembly. The truth is only scrap. Simply put, the tail and ears are left of the leopard. laughing
    1. Skubudu
      Skubudu 2 February 2017 11: 41
      +1
      Quote: cap
      Leopard 2A4 Turkish army destroyed in Syria

      Why such monstrous destruction?
      Did he hit a kilogram bomb?
      They are there 2 pcs Leo-2 with torn towers are
      1. Alexey RA
        Alexey RA 2 February 2017 14: 16
        +7
        Quote: Skubudu
        Why such monstrous destruction?
        Did he hit a kilogram bomb?

        Carefully compare the photo "Leo" with a section:

        The left (along the way) front of the tank literally evaporated. And what is in this place in the section? Yes, it is he - the BC in the fighting compartment. T-64, 72, 80, and 90 greet a fellow sufferer. smile

        In Western tanks, BC does not detonateexperts told us. Towers don't fly in western tanksexperts told us. laughing
      2. Vadim237
        Vadim237 2 February 2017 20: 33
        0
        Rather, the militants blew up - there was no explosion on any of the videos of rockets hitting Leopards.
  3. Kibl
    Kibl 2 February 2017 10: 43
    +3
    These “Abrams” and “Leopards” were shattered that in Iraq and in Syria there are not a few. At one time, the Americans refused active protection, relied on their armor with a component of lunch uranium. And in the end, now the bearded make a pioneer bonfire from them. the story was repeated with German tanks, they tear down towers with frightening ease with the help of anti-tank systems or RPGs.
    1. voyaka uh
      voyaka uh 2 February 2017 16: 06
      +6
      "rely on their armor with a component of lunch uranium" ///

      Inserts with uranium plates only in the frontal armor.
      And in Saudi Arabia are not shipped.
      And the sides of Abrams are poorly armored, especially the sides of the hull.
      It was created as an anti-tank weapon. Only in
      last modification hung DZ and ext. armor on the sides.
  4. Damir
    Damir 2 February 2017 10: 45
    0
    Well, that’s what people are suffering ????? UralVagonZavod called .....
  5. Sars
    Sars 2 February 2017 10: 48
    +2
    The Turks have two thousand M-48s in service! What will happen to them?

    In general, there was so much talk about the "most powerful NATO army", they almost started a war with Russia, in a word - the Turks
    1. Observer2014
      Observer2014 2 February 2017 11: 00
      +5
      Sars
      a little war with the Russian Federation did not start, in a word - the Turks
      That's about the Turks. laughing And here they wrote to us about almost the most powerful army. And about the tanks they poured "impenetrable" laughing And there’s a miracle, after the Israeli useless modernization in the photo to the article. Generally trash.
      1. voyaka uh
        voyaka uh 2 February 2017 16: 10
        +5
        "after the Israeli useless modernization, which is in the photo for the article. Generally trash." ///

        "Israeli" just a little burned out. There were pictures where you can see that the DZ worked normally.
        But when breaking through the M-60 (Tsabra), the hydraulic fluid of turning the tower usually lights up.
        Therefore, they were abandoned in Israel.
        More Leo suffered ..
  6. Pecheneg
    Pecheneg 2 February 2017 12: 20
    +2
    Turks will not buy tanks in Russia without a production license. They would even have the latest modernization of the T-72 would suit than their M-48 and M-60. and then ISIS is not a Kurdish workers' party.
  7. LEK
    LEK 2 February 2017 13: 13
    0
    "Firstly, EU sanctions do not allow the launch of the production of a new Altay tank, which was left without an engine"

    This is nonsense...
    They have problems with the engines that they wanted to create and produce themselves, and not with those purchased from MTU.
    1. samoletil18
      samoletil18 2 February 2017 13: 46
      +1
      Let Altai do in Omsk. This is not a joke, until they work under our engines with a local design bureau, they work from technology, and then after paying for the services and production we have agreed quantity. The fact that the tank will look very much like the T-80 does not matter.
  8. Viktor Petrov
    Viktor Petrov 3 February 2017 12: 36
    +1
    Well done Germans do not sell the engine for the tank to the Turks, the Koreans and others licensed assembly of the German MTU engine