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"For the safety of a NATO ally": the US will supply North Macedonia with a Stryker armored personnel carrier

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"For the safety of a NATO ally": the US will supply North Macedonia with a Stryker armored personnel carrier

North Macedonia, which became a NATO member in 2020, begins rearmament with American military equipment. According to the US State Department, Skopje will receive 54 Stryker armored vehicles.


The US State Department has agreed on a possible sale to North Macedonia of Stryker armored personnel carriers and related equipment. The potential deal, estimated at $ 210 million, will include M1126 infantry vehicles (ICV), M1130 command vehicles (CV) and M1129 self-propelled mortars (MCV). In addition, the United States will supply 2 mm M1A12,7 machine guns, M6 smoke grenade launchers, radios, CROWS weapon remote controls, Harris radios, special tools and test equipment, etc.

The United States will also provide training and logistical support. The deal is planned under the US government's Foreign Military Sales (FMS) program.

(...) the sale will support U.S. foreign policy and national security by enhancing the security of a NATO ally who is an important force for political and economic stability in Europe

- воворится РІ СЃРѕРѕР ± С ‰ ении Р “осдепР°.

All equipment will be manufactured at General Dynamics Land Systems (GDLS) in the Canadian province of Ontario, the delivery time has not yet been announced.

Recall that North Macedonia became the 30th member of NATO on March 27 last year after the signing of the corresponding document in Brussels. The North Macedonian flag was officially hoisted at NATO headquarters on 30 March 2020.

More than 10 years ago, NATO announced its readiness to accept Macedonia into the alliance, however, due to the conflict between Athens and Skopje, which erupted after the collapse of Yugoslavia, Greece impeded the process of Macedonia joining NATO and the European Union, demanding a name change for the republic.
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  1. Mitroha
    Mitroha 17 March 2021 12: 54
    +2
    To promote the goods of American corporations and is brought to the countries of "democracy" and NATO
    1. Orange bigg
      Orange bigg 17 March 2021 12: 58
      0
      . "For the safety of a NATO ally": US to supply North Macedonia with Stryker armored personnel carriers

      Otherwise, the ally will not be safe in case of refusal to purchase the Stryker armored personnel carrier. The US may be offended. And so they bought and the security of a NATO ally increased. Politeness is the thief's best weapon.
    2. NDR-791
      NDR-791 17 March 2021 12: 59
      -3
      infantry vehicles M1126 (ICV), command vehicles M1130 (CV) and self-propelled mortars M1129 (MCV).
      As far as I know, Stryker's combat stability is not ice. Bradley's got better. In short, for those gods that we have outdated. BUT!!! a deal valued at $ 210 million can not be missed in any way. wassat wassat wassat
    3. Aaron Zawi
      Aaron Zawi 17 March 2021 14: 02
      +4
      Quote: Mitroha
      To promote the goods of American corporations and is brought to the countries of "democracy" and NATO

      I think the question is different. For example, a Macedonian Stryker battalion, trained in American patterns, can easily be attached to the American Stryker brigade in a joint NATO operation.
      1. Mitroha
        Mitroha 17 March 2021 14: 06
        -1
        can easily be attached to the American "Stryker" brigade with joint NATO actions.

        AND? Are we building on Serbia? What other goals are there around SM?
        1. Aaron Zawi
          Aaron Zawi 17 March 2021 14: 31
          +1
          Quote: Mitroha

          AND? Are we building on Serbia? What other goals are there around SM?

          But you never know what tasks NATO will have.
      2. APASUS
        APASUS 17 March 2021 14: 35
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        Quote: Aron Zaavi
        I think the question is different. For example, a Macedonian Stryker battalion, trained in American patterns, can easily be attached to the American Stryker brigade in a joint NATO operation.

        Rather, it will be easier for the Americans to supply the army of North Macedonia during the conflict when the weapons are standardized. And the Americans will also provide the conflict for them (well, this is the second case)
    4. Vissarion Golubov
      Vissarion Golubov 18 March 2021 12: 59
      0
      Here TASS wrote that in Syria, T90 was fired from “Jewelin”. And he supposedly survived. Maybe I don't know who will tell you what?
  2. novel66
    novel66 17 March 2021 12: 55
    -2
    with American armored personnel carriers the Macedonians are invincible lol
  3. pytar
    pytar 17 March 2021 13: 01
    +4
    Strikers of the Macedonian Phalanx! laughing
    1. pytar
      pytar 17 March 2021 13: 33
      +2
      This is what the modern Macedonian striker phalanx will look like when completed! fellow The most important thing is not to ruin the building! Marks will be drawn on the glasses near the mechanic, to the left and to the right to keep the lines! Like parades ... wink
      1. Nestor Vlakhovski
        Nestor Vlakhovski 17 March 2021 13: 54
        +2
        You are confusing the Macedonians.
        Those same phalangists with saris are Greeks. And they stayed in Greece, living in the province of Macedonia.
        The North Macedonians are closer to the Bulgarians.
        1. pytar
          pytar 17 March 2021 14: 49
          +1
          You are confusing the Macedonians.

          Yes, I myself am a Macedonian, that is, a Bulgarian with a descent from Macedonia, so I can not confuse in any way. lol
          Those same phalangists with saris are Greeks. And they stayed in Greece, living in the province of Macedonia.

          But with this there is confusion! Ancient Macedonians / those who were Phalangists / are a group of Elinized Thracian-Ilyrian tribes. Little is known about their language, they wrote in Greek, occasionally in their own language. This language was a mixture of Thracian-Ilyrian and Elin. Why can't they be considered elins? Because, Greek culture, writing and language were very influential. There was an elinization of non-Greek ethnic communities, not a set. This explains the presence of Thracian-Ilyrian elements in the language of the ancient Macedonians. The Greeks, in view of their higher cultural level, did not add foreign languages ​​to their own, but the neighbors perceived Greekisms.
          As for the origin of the modern Macedonians, it is clear. From the 6th-7th century, the Slavs flooded the entire Balkan Peninsula, assimilating the local population. Almost simultaneously with them on the territory of modern Bulgaria and Macedonia, Proto-Bulgarians come. In Mizia and Thrace, Kan Aspharuh, and in Macedonia, his brother Kuber. Although these territories fall into the Bulgarian kingdom, up to the 9th century, the differences between individual ethnic groups are preserved, but the Slavs are clearly taking over. With the adoption of Christianity and Kirlitsa, in the middle of the 9th century, the modern Bulgarian nation began to form with its own Slavic language. Simultaneously in all these three regions! So Mizia, Thrace and Macedonia are the Motherland of the modern Bulgarian nation! No matter who owned them when, the boundaries here often changed. So 10 centuries up to 1946 Macedonian meant Bulgarian from Macedonia.
          As for the modern "Macedonian nation", it is the result of a monstrous experiment on the debolgarization of Macedonia, carried out in titular Yugoslavia. It turned out to be Bulgarians, who do not consider themselves Bulgarians, but for that, in full serioz, they believe that they are direct descendants of the ancient Macedonians, although the present Slavs, and the ancient Slavs were not. The theme is one to one similar to the "old Ukrovskoy" ...
          By the way, the Bulgarian spirit is alive in Macedonia! It hasn't gone anywhere! Despite the resistance of the Macedonists, more and more "Macedonians" remember their true Bulgarian origin!
          1. Nestor Vlakhovski
            Nestor Vlakhovski 17 March 2021 15: 13
            +1
            I know all this, but thanks anyway for the story.
            By the way, the Bulgarian spirit is alive in Macedonia! It hasn't gone anywhere! Despite the resistance of the Macedonists, more and more "Macedonians" remember their true Bulgarian origin!
            I wrote about this above. hi
  4. Ros 56
    Ros 56 17 March 2021 13: 05
    -4
    Much this piece of iron will help them, naive, I will not save. fellow
  5. Ruslan Sulima
    Ruslan Sulima 17 March 2021 13: 10
    0
    Damn, how, probably, Svidomo has now become insulting ...
    Lick-lick already for a year, and NATO accepts North Macedonia.
  6. rocket757
    rocket757 17 March 2021 13: 22
    -2
    Normal business ... take it first and then rip it off.
  7. Andrey Krasnoyarsky
    Andrey Krasnoyarsky 17 March 2021 13: 23
    +5
    Northern Macedonia is surrounded on all sides by terrible aggressors: bloodthirsty Bulgaria, evil Greece, warlike Albania and mighty Serbia. Moreover, some kind of Kosovo has wedged in. How can poor SM save herself from such terrible enemies? Fortunately, the country has a good friend - the United States, which will give armored cars and thus save the republic from its neighbors-foes.
    1. Nestor Vlakhovski
      Nestor Vlakhovski 17 March 2021 13: 49
      -2
      So you yourself answered, in the neighbors of North Macedonia, the conflicting Albaria, Serbia and Kosovo, with Greece could not divide the territory for a long time, also Turkey with its imperial ambitions is not far away. Not investing in an army with such a hectic border is just a crime.
      The Stryker is a good, proven, modern car. For $ 220 million, they will equip an entire mech battalion.
    2. Mitroha
      Mitroha 17 March 2021 14: 05
      +1
      Quote: Andrey Krasnoyarsky
      Fortunately, the country has a good friend - the United States, which will give armored cars

      Will give ???? I am begging you laughing
      1. Andrey Krasnoyarsky
        Andrey Krasnoyarsky 18 March 2021 13: 10
        0
        According to the well-known anecdote: Dear children, buy gifts ...
  8. Glory to Berkut
    Glory to Berkut 17 March 2021 16: 12
    0
    It's a good old US program: Sell your scrap metal to the Indians. A smart program for the disposal of obsolete equipment at someone else's expense.