The Czech Republic, following Germany, decided to purchase Swiss decommissioned Leopard 2 tanks

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The Czech Republic, following Germany, decided to purchase Swiss decommissioned Leopard 2 tanks

The Czech Republic decided to keep up with Germany and solve the problem with the lack of the required amount tanks in his own army with the help of Switzerland. Prague, following Berlin, sent a request to Bern for a possible purchase of Swiss Leopard 2 tanks.

The Czechs have their eyes on the Swiss tanks and have already sent a request for their purchase, as well as the Germans. The receipt of a request from these two countries was confirmed by the head of the Swiss Federal Department of Defense, Public Protection and Sports, Viola Amherd. According to her, the country has a certain stock of German tanks and the Swiss would like to keep some of it. While no decision has been made on the technology, a potential transfer requires permission from the country's parliament.



Yes, we have a request from Germany, but meanwhile there is another request from the Czech Republic. We want to keep a certain reserve so that we can guarantee the security of our country. In addition, there will be a certain number of tanks that we do not need and that can be delivered if the Parliament decides to decommission them.

- the minister said.

According to open data, the Swiss army has 230 Leopard 2 tanks, of which 134 are in the active army, and 96 are disabled, but not decommissioned. Germany has requested the delivery of all 96 tanks, guaranteeing that they will go to "patching holes" in the armies of the EU and NATO countries that transferred their equipment to Kyiv. There is no talk of supplying these MBTs to Ukraine. How many tanks the Czech Republic requested is not reported, but it clearly claims the same tanks.

Meanwhile, even in the case of a positive decision regarding one of the countries, they will not receive all 96 tanks, since 34 of them will remain in Switzerland, since the Swiss army "urgently" needed them.
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    1. +2
      March 7 2023
      Well, the Czechs can be understood. They will receive new tanks in 3-4 years. And the combat readiness of l / s needs to be supported on something.
      1. +3
        March 7 2023
        Are the Czechs going to fight with someone? With whom? Oh yes, aggressive Russia burned Czech tanks and other weapons in Ukraine. And the Czechs remained, like naked macaques, in front of the just anger and fury of the Russians.
        We remember, we remember how the Nazi Czechs until May 5, 1945 supplied tanks to the already dead Aloizych.
        1. +3
          March 7 2023
          Quote: Bearded
          Are the Czechs going to fight with someone? With whom? Oh yes, aggressive Russia burned Czech tanks and other weapons in Ukraine. And the Czechs remained, like naked macaques, in front of the just anger and fury of the Russians.
          We remember, we remember how the Nazi Czechs until May 5, 1945 supplied tanks to the already dead Aloizych.

          The Armed Forces of the Czech Republic are required to have two squadrons of constant alert according to the plans for the deployment of NATO military forces. Including one "heavy", which should include two battalions on TBTR and one TBt and reinforcement units. The Czechs want to have 56 Leo-2A7 in service.
          1. -1
            March 7 2023
            Quote: Aaron Zawi
            Quote: Bearded
            Are the Czechs going to fight with someone? With whom? Oh yes, aggressive Russia burned Czech tanks and other weapons in Ukraine. And the Czechs remained, like naked macaques, in front of the just anger and fury of the Russians.
            We remember, we remember how the Nazi Czechs until May 5, 1945 supplied tanks to the already dead Aloizych.

            The Armed Forces of the Czech Republic are required to have two squadrons of constant alert according to the plans for the deployment of NATO military forces. Including one "heavy", which should include two battalions on TBTR and one TBt and reinforcement units. The Czechs want to have 56 Leo-2A7 in service.

            First of all, the Czechs want to make money on other people's grief and war. They sold their armored vehicles to ukrofascists to kill Russians. They did the same with Hitler. Why is Germany to blame for the Holocaust, but the Czech Republic is not? Every fourth tank of Hitler was Czech. What happened to the Jews in the Czech Republic after the Munich agreement? What happened to the Jews in Poland? Ah, well, yes, those were bad fascists, and now Eurofascists are good.
            Aaron, knowing your position, sincerely believe that Hitler was a Jew.
            1. -1
              March 7 2023
              Quote: Bearded

              Aaron, knowing your position, sincerely believe that Hitler was a Jew.

              Should I be offended by you? request
              1. +3
                March 7 2023
                "you need to be offended" bravo, beautifully said
              2. -2
                March 7 2023
                Quote: Aaron Zawi
                Quote: Bearded

                Aaron, knowing your position, sincerely believe that Hitler was a Jew.

                Should I be offended by you? request

                In no case. I really appreciate your comments, as well as the opinions of my friends from Israel.
          2. +1
            March 7 2023
            Candy in anger! Only Abrams will save the Czechs and everyone else! Everyone is in line.
          3. 0
            March 7 2023
            Quote: Aron Zaavi
            The Armed Forces of the Czech Republic are required to have two squadrons of constant alert according to the plans for the deployment of NATO military forces.

            In life, they must provide Hitler's, oh, call, the EU with weapons.
      2. +2
        March 7 2023
        Quote: Aron Zaavi
        Well, the Czechs can be understood. They will receive new tanks in 3-4 years. And the combat readiness of l / s needs to be supported on something.

        Understand?! They leaked the equipment to the Ukrainians, and now they are running around to save us, the Russians are coming, risky guys, idiocy in a severe form! laughing
      3. +3
        March 7 2023
        Colleague Zaavi, do you think that the Czech Republic is going to buy tanks for itself? And I thought that they were bought for Ukraine, to move on my boys?
        1. 0
          March 7 2023
          Quote: Astra wild2
          Colleague Zaavi, do you think that the Czech Republic is going to buy tanks for itself? And I thought that they were bought for Ukraine, to move on my boys?

          I think that the Czechs handed over to Ukraine all Soviet-style armored vehicles and are obliged to buy new ones, since no one has removed their obligations to NATO from them.
      4. +2
        March 7 2023
        I think the main semantic load here is different, to patch up the Leopards, on the basis of the specifications of the Czech factories, assign them the status of a Czech modification of the base product, something like the Leopard 2 A4 CZ, and then calmly send them to dill.
        Repair kits and an upgrade of the Fritz will be thrown.
        That is, a continuation of the topic with the T-72, which all of our "brothers" in the Warsaw bloc have run out of.
        The Czech Republic, whatever one may say, is the largest workshop in the EU.
    2. +2
      March 7 2023
      The Czech Republic, following Germany, decided to purchase Swiss decommissioned Leopard 2 tanks
      . Many want to get into the "new Reich", who create impudent minke whales, so much so that they would be in the forefront !!! And you have to pay for everything, not a little, and from somewhere you have to take this loot, squeeze it out !!! Here they roll a barrel at the Norwegians ....
      And then it will be even more fun, that's a fact.
    3. +5
      March 7 2023
      There is no talk of supplying these MBTs to Ukraine.

      Well, it’s always like this with them: - there’s no question, it doesn’t go, and then figak! She came ... But tanks will come to Ukraine even before this speech ... And we are like that to them, once! And let's express concern. And the Swiss, and the Czechs, and the Germans. And it would be nice to do something besides concern with these tanks even before arriving at the front. And then the families of our fighters who are waiting for their relatives, concern is growing. Tanks - there are tanks ...
      1. -2
        March 7 2023
        ""do something" "persuade" dad "to cut off the supply from Poland. This is the most reliable. And there's nothing more you can do.
        You can start a nuclear war, but fortunately there are no psychos in power
    4. +2
      March 7 2023
      So, what does it mean that they won't go to Ukraine? You speak there in your Europes, but don’t talk! 300 tanks will not get off. This year we need 200 more, at least, plan for the next one in increments, at least 700 pieces! ARVs, shells, workshops do not forget! And then only what they thought, do you think we will go on the offensive and that's it, there will be no one to feed? No matter how, gentlemen, no matter how. We haven't finished with you yet.

      Sincerely yours
      Reznikov

      PS And you, quickly, let's make up. Some can be in cash, but we're here somehow ...
      1. +1
        March 7 2023
        Sergeant Major Parabyd, somehow I'm not funny
        Many of those present can say that both sons are at the front? I doubt it, but my boys are there!
    5. +2
      March 7 2023
      The main thing after our Russian Victory over Nazi-LGBT Europe is to distribute to all "sisters in earrings" ... They buy it for restoration and transfer to the Ukrainian troops. This will not save them, but let the Czechs, Bulgarians, Romanians and other Swedes not be offended by us later. GDP will seem like an Angel. But a very tough politician will come to replace him. It has always been like this and will happen again.
      1. +2
        March 7 2023
        The only question is, what can any politician do to them?

        Is it possible to ban overflight over Russia, and introduce some trade restrictions, which, as practice shows, are bypassed even with very strict control.

        Now we should not think about the distribution of earrings, but about the return of an economically powerful and technically developed state in conditions of restrictions.

        But when and if our country has unique technologies and influence in the world, it will be possible to recall something to unfriendly countries.
      2. +1
        March 7 2023
        Mazut's colleague, although a woman, or maybe just for this reason, is used to being a realist: "a very tough politician", where is he? I don’t see such people on the political “horizon”, but I’m not used to hoping that he is a “pike command” of an upstart
        In the leadership of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation "social compromisers" (c).
        Grudinin, I believed him, is silent, afraid, so as not to fall under Western sanctions? Or has he moved away from politics, but what is it called in military language?
        Colleagues, please: if you do not agree with me, he argues, otherwise the minus anonymous is not beautiful
        1. +3
          March 7 2023
          No one will tell you your last name for sure. I know one thing He will be hairy wink But seriously, we all didn’t know the GDP until the fall of 99 and never heard of it. My post above was not about candidates with names, about a leader with actions. After liberalism, the President’s pseudo-tough position, incomprehensible foreign, strange domestic policy ) usually a person comes in such that the repressions of 37, the Prague springs of 68 and other troops entering the DRA will seem like clumsy mistakes ...
        2. 0
          March 7 2023
          Happy Spring Holiday! Health and Prosperity! hi
    6. +4
      March 7 2023
      Quote: Aron Zaavi
      Well, the Czechs can be understood. They will receive new tanks in 3-4 years.
      Are you sure that in the end the tanks will be used to strengthen the Czech army, and not to Ukraine? Today, under the guise of their reduced combat readiness, they purchase weapons, which are then partially used for the needs of the Kyiv regime. Ukraine comes first, and then national security, which is well illustrated by Germany today. And the Czechs are no worse than the Balts in relation to our country, and the greyhound is only increasing.
    7. -1
      March 7 2023
      Here the Czechs have sunk, they have come to what: they are asking for tanks! And once they were the military forge of Nazi Europe. Even "Messers" were built. Their surpluses were sold to Israel after the war. Instead of begging, the German tanks would stir up their own. Based on LT vz.35 and LT vz.38laughing
      1. -1
        March 7 2023
        "sold to Israel" Zaavi's colleague is now here, he knows better than us about these "messers".
        In its first "advent", on the site, there was a publication that these aircraft and Tiger tanks, by Stalin's decision, were transferred. It seems Skomorokhov talked about this
        1. 0
          March 9 2023
          Quote: Astra wild2
          by decision of Stalin, handed over.

          by Stalin's decision, those Czechs who sold weapons to Israel were tried. Slansky process.
      2. 0
        March 7 2023
        "based on vz35" light tank, WWII.
        In this case, we should not fool our heads with the "Armata" but produce tanks based on the T 70. It was more technologically advanced than the vz35, but all the same, Stalin ordered: to be removed from production and where it can be replaced with Sherman
    8. -2
      March 7 2023
      They will probably also give it to Ukraine on the direct instructions of the Washington regional committee. Our main wish is to burn tanks as soon as they cross the borders of the European Union and Ukraine. There is a demilitarization of the united West as in the 40s of the last century. The Russians will show them Kuz'kin's mother in all shades of color.
    9. -1
      March 7 2023
      There were tigers, panthers, then leopards. What living creatures in the future still await the fate of Russian barbecue?
    10. 0
      March 7 2023
      Old Europe is reminiscent of domestic "businessmen" from the 90s ... "we buy a batch of bulldozers from the Fedya and Vasya private enterprise to the factory, scrap them and resell the Vasya and Fedya private entrepreneurship." Vasya and Fedya private entrepreneurship "make "from scrap a batch of bulldozers and sell them to the Fedya and Vasya IPP. The Fedya and Vasya IPP resell this new batch of bulldozers to the plant, because the previously sold ones have already been scrapped ...". The presence of bulldozers was not necessary ... they might not have been at all. But if Russia, whatever one may say, more or less got out of that corruption swamp, then there is a big question with Europe ... now Freds and Peters will raise such grandmothers on these Leoperds, which ours never dreamed of ... and the presence of tanks, too ... not necessary...
    11. -1
      March 7 2023
      "ensuring that they will go to "patching holes" in the armies of the EU and NATO countries"
      Rather, to patch up "holes" in those Leopards that Rheinmetall promises to deliver to Ukraine from storage. Those. for parts.

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