Italy arms Albania with old rifles

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The Albanian army is armed with Italian automatic rifles. According to thefirearmblog.com portal, the Italian Defense Ministry announced the transfer of a party of Beretta AR70 / 90 rifles to the Albanian army.

Until the end of 2017, Albania will receive 5000 rifles of Beretta AR70 / 90 caliber 5,56 × 45 mm. In addition, two Italian-made Iveco LMV armored SUVs will be handed over to the Albanian armed forces. The transfer of armaments is carried out by the Italian military department in support of a strategic ally in the Balkans.

Italy arms Albania with old rifles


Weapon and vehicles are intended primarily for arming the 2 Infantry Battalion of the Albanian Army, which is part of the NATO rapid reaction force. To date, the Albanian army is armed mainly with ASh-78 and ASh-82 (AK copies) assault rifles of 7,62 × 39 mm.

Rifle Beretta AR70 / 90 is an upgraded version of the Beretta AR70, developed in 70-e years. In 2009, the Italian army adopted the ARX-160 rifles, which gradually replaced the Beretta AR70 / 90 in the military, reports "Warspot".
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  1. +7
    17 October 2017 17: 43
    In a week, all the rifles will be in Kosovo, and after the second, the militants igil.
    1. 0
      17 October 2017 17: 47
      They will be armed by NATO standards; they all have plenty of junk.
      1. +2
        17 October 2017 18: 23
        Quote: Teberii
        They will be armed by NATO standards; they all have plenty of junk.

        Somehow on TV they showed a military airfield in Albania, scored by dozens of Migs from 15 to 21. This is not for you males of khukhra. What is Albania preparing for? As a result of the collapse of Albania, the United States received a military airfield with a hundred attack helicopters and the longest runway in Europe, if I understood correctly, it was about 10 km. And Madeleine Albright is the largest telecommunications company.
        So what are the Macingons of Macedonia conceived? In Montenegro, the naval base is understandable. And what is Albania for?
      2. 0
        18 October 2017 04: 35
        Iveco LMV

        Quote: Teberii
        , they all have plenty of junk.

        Excuse me, do you think that our military is fighting in Syria on the "trash"?

    2. +2
      17 October 2017 17: 48
      There with weapons to the Ishilovites and the Albanians themselves will trample am
    3. 0
      17 October 2017 18: 45
      In the early 90's, I remember this statement ... "Naive Albanian boys .." Looks still relevant still .. heh
    4. +2
      17 October 2017 19: 57
      Should someone sell rubbish?
      1. +2
        17 October 2017 21: 23
        Quote: Primoos
        Should someone sell rubbish?

        Well, firstly, Beretta is far from shit. And secondly, they transmit it for free.
    5. 0
      17 October 2017 20: 15
      Half of this weapon will appear at the Albanian mafia.
  2. +3
    17 October 2017 17: 51
    This is how NATO support is made. Written-down weapons or heavily used ones are transferred to weak countries. When Ukraine talks about getting some kind of modern systems, it becomes just ridiculous.
  3. +1
    17 October 2017 17: 52
    In fact, Beretta has much better pistols than rifles! hi Although it’s also “on the fan”, but the acquaintance who officially has two different “Berettas” with me agrees I only shot with their pistol in the 80s, and he was lucky and not only to hold their machine guns in his hands.
    1. +2
      17 October 2017 18: 07
      I read some notes on English portals. The American cops are wildly dissatisfied with the trend of rearmament from Beretta to the Glocks, because the latter did not lie next to the thoroughbred Italian.
      1. +2
        17 October 2017 18: 12
        My opinion is that they "eat too much." If you just snickered in Russian.
    2. 0
      17 October 2017 18: 44
      In my garage, boots remained after the service - I will sell inexpensively. There is an analogy.
      1. 0
        18 October 2017 06: 11
        Take care of your boots. Now they do not. About four years ago I bought a pair of boots for bread, a sort of winter version of slates. Have taken root, have liked. He began to ride everywhere. Traffic cops stop enviously sigh ... And let go. laughing
  4. +1
    17 October 2017 18: 15
    Quote: Herkulesich
    Beretta has much better pistols than rifles!

    Well, do not tell me, for example, I really respect BM59 and its civilian version of BM62.
    1. +3
      17 October 2017 18: 21
      Not the most intricate rework of the outdated Garanda.
      But the question is, and Italian rifles after WWII were much in demand where? Well, not counting all sorts of Zimbabwe and Eritrea? But the popularity of pistols is no secret.
  5. 0
    17 October 2017 18: 28
    I don’t remember who of the Baltic states not so long ago, the M-14 was boiled under the guise of help, so the bonifants almost wrote with happiness!
    1. 0
      17 October 2017 19: 11
      So there was a scandal, they began to sell the M14; the Americans demanded that the rifles be returned, the Latvians said we won’t be in the sales agreement, nothing was said.
  6. +1
    17 October 2017 18: 39
    Quote: Balu
    Quote: Teberii
    They will be armed by NATO standards; they all have plenty of junk.

    Somehow on TV they showed a military airfield in Albania, scored by dozens of Migs from 15 to 21. This is not for you males of khukhra. What is Albania preparing for? As a result of the collapse of Albania, the United States received a military airfield with a hundred attack helicopters and the longest runway in Europe, if I understood correctly, it was about 10 km. And Madeleine Albright is the largest telecommunications company.
    So what are the Macingons of Macedonia conceived? In Montenegro, the naval base is understandable. And what is Albania for?

    I apologize for the mistake in the text, not the collapse of Albania, but the collapse of Yugoslavia, and the airfield in Kosovo.
  7. +1
    17 October 2017 18: 45
    Old rifles don't kill Serbs in Kosovo?
  8. +1
    17 October 2017 18: 49
    Oh, Italy, it's the "Romans." Poor pasta. "Conquerors" of Russia. Isn’t it funny? "Grandmother (Kingdom of Heaven, she said: Pasta came, painted a cat on a stove with charcoal: Let me eat. Frost is under 40, and they are not even overcoats in cloaks. Magyars robbed everything that could be taken away. The secret order was: Magyarov should not be taken prisoner !. Near the village in Voronezh region, this evil was shot during the offensive. Bones were lying behind the village until my youth. Ugh is evil. But my grandfather (I have the right to be proud of my ancestors) - the sniper fought from 1941 1943 reptiles were tidied up by March 38. Yes, he didn’t add 300 and 400 to Satan. He returned with an invalid, but he contributed to the Great Victory.
  9. +2
    17 October 2017 19: 07
    Quote: Teberii
    They will be armed by NATO standards; they all have plenty of junk.

    Who said that this is "trash"? Rifles be healthy troubles "body" will provide.
  10. +2
    17 October 2017 20: 44
    Well, the Italians now ... are arming them. these Russians in general what and what do they think? when will you arm us? in Greece, 500.000 Russian-speaking Greeks. Of these, 5 thousand can hold weapons in their hands. throw at least 5 thousand weapons well, at least 1 BDK flight would be sent to us with an arrow. asking a lot or what? all of Africa has forgiven debts, and even AKM cartridges for us for money ... it turns out ugly. request (just kidding, of course, but not quite)
  11. 0
    17 October 2017 21: 43
    Only here in the picture Beretta AR-70/223. Here is the AR-70/90:

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