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For the armament of two companies - tens of millions of dollars: the army of Montenegro took the first American armored vehicles

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Recently, the Montenegrin army received new American-made Oshkosh armored vehicles. According to the military department, with their arrival, the country's armed forces embarked on a new path of development.


From this day on, everything will be different in the army of Montenegro
- said the Minister of Defense Predrag Boskovic.

The acquisition of armored vehicles is carried out under an agreement signed in October last year. The cost of the contract, providing for the transfer of 67 JLTV Oshkosh armored vehicles by 2023, is $ 36. It is planned to equip two infantry companies with this equipment, which will now be able to independently, without outside help, take part in NATO exercises and missions.

US Ambassador Judy Rising Reinke took part in the armored vehicles handover ceremony. In her words, it was Montenegro that “paved the way for buying cars,” becoming the first country in Europe to start operating Oshkosh armored vehicles. Slovenia, Belgium, Lithuania and Britain will follow suit in the coming months, she explained.

The United States is honored to count on Montenegro as a friend, partner and ally [...] The United States will unwaveringly continue to support Montenegro as it travels west
- noted the ambassador.

Photos used:
Montenegrin Ministry of Defense website: https://www.facebook.com/ministarstvoodbranecg/
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  1. Vasyan1971
    Vasyan1971 2 November 2020 05: 42
    +7
    The cost of the contract, providing for the transfer of 67 JLTV Oshkosh armored vehicles by 2023, is $ 36.

    Two companies ... It is difficult to understand rich people ... request
    1. Graz
      Graz 2 November 2020 07: 57
      +7
      Americans read somewhere in the region of 250k they buy oshkosh for themselves, and at these prices it turns out 540k per piece
      somehow not allied laughing
      1. carstorm 11
        carstorm 11 2 November 2020 09: 40
        +4
        domestic prices and export prices are always different. sometimes at times. they just add up according to different criteria. with us everything is exactly the same.
      2. Maki maki
        Maki maki 2 November 2020 10: 08
        18
        Quote: Graz
        Americans read somewhere in the region of 250k they buy oshkosh for themselves, and at these prices it turns out 540k per piece

        They could have taken analogs from others and cheaper.
        1. times
          times 2 November 2020 10: 40
          18
          Quote: Maki Maki
          They could have taken analogs from others and cheaper

          They could, but who would allow them ...
      3. yehat2
        yehat2 2 November 2020 20: 15
        0
        taking into account the wholesale supply, the price should have started from 200
    2. YOUR
      YOUR 2 November 2020 11: 02
      +4
      I don't understand, but what's wrong with that?
      Take our tank company - 10 tanks, the cost of the T-72B3 is $ 4.5 million. The cost of armament of a tank company is 45 million dollars, two respectively 90 million, plus other equipment, add another million.
      Modern warfare is a very expensive thing.
      As there is in the joke - a plane worth $ 100 million strikes with a missile worth $ 1 million on a tent worth $ 10.
  2. sleeve
    sleeve 2 November 2020 05: 45
    +2
    "on her way west." What is this terry ideology? Where do all these "errands" come from there or there?
  3. AshPoseidon
    AshPoseidon 2 November 2020 06: 16
    +2
    It would be better to take about 14 BMP-3, or 47 BTR-82AM, or about 18 BMD-4M, or 89 BMP-2M for this amount. But the standards of NAT, however.
  4. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 2 November 2020 06: 17
    +5
    will now be able to independently, without outside help, take part in NATO exercises and missions
    And for this great joy, well, very "rich" Montenegro should pay $ 36. Everyone chooses their own path, and this country chose its own even when it began to accuse Russia of either meddling in elections, or preparing a coup, or ... But now they will independently participate in NATO exercises.
  5. Vladimir61
    Vladimir61 2 November 2020 07: 19
    +2
    The United States is honored to count on Montenegro as a friend, partner and ally [...] The United States will unwaveringly continue to support Montenegro as it travels west
    Yes, friends are different - a different "friend" will rip like a sticky one, and even drink to "someone else's" expense. But, apparently, the "way to the West" needs to be bought. Moreover, we have already heard more than once that with the help of the United States and NATO, in some country
    From this day in the army "..." everything will be different
  6. aszzz888
    aszzz888 2 November 2020 07: 49
    +1
    From this day on, everything will be different in the army of Montenegro
    - said the Minister of Defense Predrag Boskovic.
    Merikatos' panacea! laughing And how naive you are there in Montenegro! wassat
  7. Jacket in stock
    Jacket in stock 2 November 2020 09: 14
    +2
    Where do all these "errands" come from there or there?

    This is their survival strategy.
    And she did not appear yesterday.
    So that the small people do not disappear completely, you have to bow to a strong neighbor. Otherwise, they will simply cut it out.
    There is, however, the likelihood of assimilating and dissolving, but they managed to maintain their identity. And when for centuries they lived under the rule of Muslim Turks, and when in Yugoslavia they were told that they were Serbs. So the strategy works.
  8. faiver
    faiver 2 November 2020 10: 08
    +5
    Before blaming Montenegro, it would be nice to look in the mirror, why did they buy car kits from Italians for the production of Lynx (a car with plastic hood)? About half a million dollars per kit ....
    1. Ratmir_Ryazan
      Ratmir_Ryazan 3 November 2020 15: 09
      0
      The lynx saves the crew if an anti-tank mine breaks under the wheel !!! Her protection class is significantly higher than the Tiger.

      And what kind of hood is not important at all.
      1. faiver
        faiver 3 November 2020 15: 18
        0
        Lynx saves the crew if an anti-tank mine explodes under the wheel
        - it is still necessary to get to this mine, since any shepherd with a shotgun can deprive this chariot for half a million dollars of mobility ...
        1. Ratmir_Ryazan
          Ratmir_Ryazan 3 November 2020 20: 09
          0
          Here Lynx ran into a mine in Syria and saved people, while not a single shepherd from a shotgun has immobilized her.
  9. serg.shishkov2015
    serg.shishkov2015 2 November 2020 10: 12
    +1
    *: It's a pity that Montenegro did not become my second homeland! *
    Fortunately, Vladimir Semyonovich did not know about SUCH future of Montenegro!
  10. Lexus
    Lexus 2 November 2020 13: 55
    +2
    A couple of years ago, they could not have received much used ones at all for free by "self-pickup"
    from Afghanistan and Iraq, as Uzbekistan did. And not only "Oshkoshi".
  11. the47th
    the47th 3 November 2020 05: 57
    0
    It's just a light truck, albeit with armor. This machine, in principle, cannot participate in hostilities.
    1. mister-red
      mister-red 3 November 2020 14: 58
      +1
      Quote: the47th
      It's just a light truck, albeit with armor. This machine, in principle, cannot participate in hostilities.

      Definitely not an armored vehicle for a real war, there is even nothing to argue about. Local conflicts and police functions no more. Americans understand what they need, but what for Montenegro?
  12. mister-red
    mister-red 3 November 2020 14: 57
    0
    This is not an armored vehicle for a real war, there is even nothing to argue about. Local conflicts and police functions no more. Americans understand why, but what for Montenegrin?
  13. Ratmir_Ryazan
    Ratmir_Ryazan 3 November 2020 15: 05
    0
    Montenegrin politicians said goodbye and betrayed their people, and now they are essentially just paying tribute to the Golden Horde / Golden Billion / West.

    67 armored vehicles for $ 500 apiece and all just to look more impressive at NATO exercises))). Sold cheaply.

    Montenegrins for what and for whom have you betrayed your people living in Montenegro and Serbia ?!

    Don't you understand that you are simply being used ?! They bought your politicians corny and dragged the country into NATO to block your own people, your brothers and sisters - the Serbs !!!

    Instead of the path of joint development with Serbia, Montenegrin politicians chose the path of "women of low social responsibility".

    It's sad. The ancestors gave their lives for their country, and the descendants surrendered everything with giblets for a pittance and country and land and faith, and even now pay extra to the invaders.