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Austrian army suffers from budget cuts

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As the "RT in Russian", the Austrian Association of Officers condemned the actions of the government to reduce the military budget, noting that soon the armed forces simply could not defend the country. As an example, Ukraine is given, where a similar policy significantly weakened the army.


According to the president of the association Erich Tsibulki, in a few months the army will not be able to cover its expenses.

Earlier, the Austrian Minister of Defense Herald Klug said that this fall the military will not be able to buy fuel for the needs of technology. According to the ministry's estimates, in 2015, due to budget savings, army financing will be 0.6% of GDP.

The military budget is 1.95 billion euros, of which 1.3 billion go to pay the military. And in the current year there will be no funding for the development of defense. According to the minister, the military will not be able to repair even their tents.

There are also doubts about the modernization of the Austrian helicopter fleet. According to the Minister, by 2020 the armed forces may lose their rotorcraft altogether. aviation.
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  1. Yellow white
    Yellow white 15 May 2014 10: 37
    +25
    There is only one solution, exit from NATO, joining the Eurasian Union, well, Conchita to the count !!!
    1. maks-101
      maks-101 15 May 2014 10: 41
      0
      The crisis in the west that the United States wants to overcome with another war that the United States is trying to ignite in Ukraine.
      1. Ased
        Ased 15 May 2014 10: 47
        +9
        And from whom were they going to defend the country?
        From the influx of migrant workers from Ukraine? Yes, they can’t! :)))
    2. Alx1miK
      Alx1miK 15 May 2014 10: 52
      +11
      Degradation. Once, Austria-Hungary fought with Prussia for dominion among the Germans, southern and northern. Now they have nothing to shoot. Nothingness.
    3. mamont5
      mamont5 15 May 2014 11: 44
      +4
      Quote: Black and White
      There’s one solution, getting out of NATO,


      Austria is not a member of NATO.
      1. mirag2
        mirag2 15 May 2014 11: 53
        +3
        Austria has been living very poorly for the past 15 years.
        There are enough taxes on social programs and a minimum to support development in the business sector, therefore, they will cut back the army, and it does not need it by and large.
        1. zennon
          zennon 15 May 2014 17: 40
          +1
          Quote: mirag2
          Austria has been living very poorly for the past 15 years.
          There are enough taxes on social programs and a minimum to support development in the business sector, therefore, they will cut back the army, and it does not need it by and large.

          Austria is one of the richest countries in the world. GDP per capita is about 46 330 US dollars (35th place in the world). For comparison, Russia has 14037 (this is the 46th place in the world), and dill has $ 3 (this is lower than in Angola).
          And the army really doesn’t need them ...
    4. xenod55
      xenod55 15 May 2014 12: 29
      0
      And the president of the Austrian Association of Officers, Erich Tsibulka, incidentally, has nothing to do with Ukraine ?? Somehow his last name does not fit with the Austrian Alps. It seems like mostly Schmidt.
      1. zennon
        zennon 15 May 2014 17: 27
        0
        Quote: xenod55
        And the president of the Austrian Association of Officers, Erich Tsibulka, incidentally, has nothing to do with Ukraine ?? Somehow his last name does not fit with the Austrian Alps. It seems like mostly Schmidt.

        For reference, in the telephone directory of Vienna there are about 30% of Slavic names. Do not forget their past, Austria-Hungary. In fact, there were Czechs and Slovaks and a lot of anyone, including Rusyns, underneath. Hitler refused to be called up in his native Austria at the time not to serve with Jews and Slavs. He left for Bavaria and joined the army there as a volunteer.
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    5. Lord of the Sith
      Lord of the Sith 15 May 2014 13: 21
      0
      The Austrian Armed Forces are 40500 troops and 1,3 billion are paid for them. Which is about 32100 euros per year for each. And also food and bills for light and water.
    6. andrejwz
      andrejwz 15 May 2014 14: 36
      0
      Quote: Black and White
      One solution, getting out of NATO

      Austria is not a NATO member. It has only been a member of the Partnership for Peace agreement since 1995. Russia since 1994.
    7. k1995
      k1995 15 May 2014 15: 43
      +1
      As long as they have cum, they will not be attacked - untouchables.
      1. Akvadra
        Akvadra 15 May 2014 16: 35
        +1
        Penalties would say: "Just touch the zapadlo!"
    8. zennon
      zennon 15 May 2014 17: 19
      +1
      Quote: Black and White
      There is only one solution, exit from NATO, joining the Eurasian Union, well, Conchita to the count !!!

      Austria is not a member of NATO. It is a neutral country. Republik Österreich in 1955 declared permanent neutrality and non-alignment with any military blocs. PROTECTED BY NATO.
      I wonder why they need an army?
  2. bulvas
    bulvas 15 May 2014 10: 39
    +7
    The government understands that there is no real threat "from the east", and there is no need to spend money

    And the military takes the opportunity to put pressure on the government and get money from the budget
  3. Rattenfanger
    Rattenfanger 15 May 2014 10: 39
    +5
    After Eurovision, the reduction in military spending should worry the Austrians least of all: the enemy bypasses from the rear.
    1. mojohed2012
      mojohed2012 15 May 2014 11: 01
      -3
      It is necessary to ask from the common feeder Nato from Brussels Austria to finance the armored trunks, otherwise Conchita and his followers will roll up unexpectedly.
  4. Stiletto
    Stiletto 15 May 2014 10: 41
    +8
    Austrian army suffers from budget cuts - let it suffer, it will be more whole.
    The U.S. Army, for example, suffers from foolishness due to an exorbitantly inflated budget.
    That is why the geography of coffin supplies to the States is constantly expanding: from Somalia, Iraq, Libya and Afghanistan to Ukraine.
    1. Little Muck
      Little Muck 15 May 2014 10: 47
      0
      Quote: Stiletto
      so let him suffer, he will be more whole.

      And it’s better that the whole group goes over to the side of Russia fellow otherwise it will end like in Ukraine, everything acquired by overwork will rust and die laughing .
      We are fine with helicopters and not only now. At the same time, we will correct their spirituality, otherwise everything came to "Finish". wassat
  5. Yun Klob
    Yun Klob 15 May 2014 10: 41
    +1
    Let them unite with Hungary.
    1. Bobxnumx
      Bobxnumx 15 May 2014 10: 49
      +1
      The reconstruction of the Austro-Hungarian empire is an interesting idea, then Galicia should be pulled there. Only Hungary has better finances.
  6. sergo
    sergo 15 May 2014 10: 44
    +4
    Why do they need an army? They have Conchita! He, by his very appearance, can demoralize the enemy soldiers and they can be taken warm.
  7. Cormorants
    Cormorants 15 May 2014 10: 45
    +3
    Whoever does not want to feed his army will feed someone else's!
  8. Klim2011
    Klim2011 15 May 2014 10: 45
    +3
    Can't tents be repaired? Asks for money for repairs?
    With a needle and thread yourself, of course, you can mess up :)
    1. mojohed2012
      mojohed2012 15 May 2014 11: 03
      0
      Taburetkina should be given to them for a while - they will modernize their defense.
      1. raf
        raf 17 May 2014 15: 38
        0
        laughing Good thought on a stool !!!
  9. winkiller
    winkiller 15 May 2014 10: 47
    +9
    They will put on an army in dresses, let go of beards and distribute the drums as a weapon. I would definitely be afraid to be captured by such an army. :)
  10. mackonya
    mackonya 15 May 2014 10: 49
    0
    Why Austria needs the armed forces, it is enough to let Conchit Wurst forward, the enemy will flee.
    1. igor36
      igor36 15 May 2014 10: 52
      0
      Quote: mackonya
      Why Austria needs the armed forces, it is enough to let Conchit Wurst forward, the enemy will flee.

      Rather, looking at the end, the enemy will abandon the conquest of Austria for whatever reason they are needed.
  11. gandalf
    gandalf 15 May 2014 10: 51
    +1
    Moreover, this year there will be no funding for the development of defense


    That's what bearded women bring to ... laughing
  12. Giant thought
    Giant thought 15 May 2014 10: 54
    0
    The collapse of NATO begins with the Austrian army. Good luck, friends, good luck with the collapse of NATO.
    1. creak
      creak 15 May 2014 12: 06
      +2
      Quote: Giant thought
      The collapse of NATO begins with the Austrian army. Good luck, friends, good luck with the collapse of NATO.


      And you can explain in more detail how the collapse of NATO will begin with Austria - the country is not a member of NATO. is a neutral state. Therefore, the country does not burden itself with excessive military expenses. But the idea is interesting - the collapse of the military bloc with the help of a neutral state that is not a member of it ...
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  13. Alexkorzun
    Alexkorzun 15 May 2014 11: 04
    +4
    Quote: gandalf
    Moreover, this year there will be no funding for the development of defense


    That's what bearded women bring to ... laughing


    and among the Americans, homosexual soldiers (their association) objects to the recruitment of women .... they say, "... they will destroy our brotherhood ..."

    Semper Pink (Always Pink), an organization that advocates for the rights of gay marines in the US Army, has issued a statement opposing the adoption of women.

    The organization calls these plans "an insult to those Spartan values ​​that the Marines value." Gay soldiers believe that the presence of women "will damage the closeness, intimacy and fraternity that a marine life brings with it."

    The organization’s spokesman, sergeant James Wagner, wearing a T-shirt with the print “I keep my unit away from women, so keep women away from my unit,” said that letting women serve in the Marines would make gay soldiers put up with it lifestyle they protest against.
    1. avia1991
      avia1991 15 May 2014 11: 35
      +1
      Quote: Alexkorzun
      U.S. Gay Marine Rights Protection Organization

      Marines GAY ??? .. And why the Pentagon leadership has not yet shot himself ?!
      .. History repeats itself. I remember that Alexander the Great, and after him the Romans, encouraged such relations to "strengthen the fighting brotherhood." And where are they now? ..
  14. mojohed2012
    mojohed2012 15 May 2014 11: 05
    +1
    Yeah. The United States around the world without NATO does not plug holes in the volume system they created to ensure their interests. The slow collapse of the pillars on which US global interests are based has begun.
  15. Ivan Petrovich
    Ivan Petrovich 15 May 2014 11: 06
    +3
    Ventspils Mayor Aivar Lembergs will send a letter to NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen to inform him about the misbehavior of NATO sailors in Ventspils at the end of last week. What they allowed themselves to discredit the alliance in the eyes of the local population.

    According to Lembergs, at the end of last week, after the arrival of NATO warships in the port, twice as many people were punished for administrative violations than during the last holiday of the city, when 130 thousand people visited Ventspils. Apart from the comments, in Ventspils 23 public order violators were administratively punished last weekend.

    “NATO sailors in Ventspils behave like a pig, ignoring the laws of Latvia and the mandatory rules of Ventspils self-government. They pissed drunk in public places and on shop windows, they were sick, they drank alcohol in public places, which is not allowed here. They also tore flowers from flower beds to present to prostitutes. They acted as occupiers who do not recognize the sovereignty of Latvia and its laws, ”said Lembergs.

    To the remark that some of the sailors were injured during the weekend fights in Ventspils, Lembergs said that in this way the locals obviously protected women from their harassment.

    Lembergs plans to send a letter to NATO Secretary General tomorrow; copies of it will also be sent to the Ministry of Defense and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

    Recall, from May 9 to 22, in Ventspils, international open-mine search exercises “Open Spirit 2014” are held, in which 26 ships of the NATO and EU countries participate.

    Read more: http://www.inosmi.ru/sngbaltia/20140515/220306287.html#ixzz31lWv3cgP
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    1. zennon
      zennon 15 May 2014 17: 53
      0
      Quote: Ivan Petrovich
      “NATO sailors in Ventspils behave like a pig, ignoring the laws of Latvia and the mandatory rules of Ventspils self-government. They pissed drunk in public places and on shop windows, they were sick, they drank alcohol in public places, which is not allowed here. They also tore flowers from flower beds to present to prostitutes. They acted as occupiers who do not recognize the sovereignty of Latvia and its laws, ”said Lembergs.

      good
  16. sergey72
    sergey72 15 May 2014 11: 06
    +5
    Austrian army suffers from budget cuts

    Why do they need an army .... they have the same Sausage laughing there is...
  17. Silkway0026
    Silkway0026 15 May 2014 11: 10
    +5
    Quote: sergey72
    Austrian army suffers from budget cuts

    Why do they need an army .... they have the same Sausage laughing there is ...


    no no, this "miracle of tolerance" in Austria is called "bearded sausage" (bärtigen Wurst)
  18. mig31
    mig31 15 May 2014 11: 23
    +1
    If somewhere decreases, then others arrive (of Russia) ...
  19. avia1991
    avia1991 15 May 2014 11: 38
    +1
    ..But how many aplomb gamers have! True, Austria, surprisingly, behaved with restraint about the sanctions against Russia (in PACE). Maybe this is a hint to us? Like "we have nothing against you, and even disarm" ..
  20. Standard Oil
    Standard Oil 15 May 2014 11: 42
    +6
    Yes, degradation, what can I say, over the past 50 years, Europe has changed dramatically.
  21. Roman 1977
    Roman 1977 15 May 2014 11: 42
    +5
    You can certainly gossip over the Austrian army, but for Europe it is quite combat-ready.
    The number of l / s 40 500 people, for comparison, neighbors: Czech Republic-35 000 people; Hungary-19 000 people; Slovenia - 9550 people; Slovakia - 26 200 people.
    114 MBT Leopard-2A4 (in reserve 120 light tanks SK-105 Kürassier own production with 105-mm gun)


    105 BMP Ulan joint Spanish-Austrian production;

    250 tracked armored personnel carriers Schützenpanzer A1- own production (another 106 in reserve)

    70 wheeled armored personnel carrier Pandur I-own production;

    20 light BBM Dingo 2 - German production;
    150 light armored combat vehicles Iveco LMV-Italian production, similar to our "Lynx", purchased at Serdyukov.
    Artillery:
    180 155-mm SG M109 A2 / A5Ö American-made;
    200 120-mm BM GrW 86-own production;
    100 81,4-mm BM mGrW 82-own production under an English license.
    Title:
    400 PU ATGM RBS 56 BILL-1 Swedish production;

    1000 84-mm BO Carl Gustav- Swedish production.
    Anti-aircraft weapons:
    34 MANPADS Mistral-French production (another 40 in reserve);
    92 35-mm anti-aircraft guns Oerlikon GDF-005 Swiss-made (74 ground forces, 18-Air Force).
    Air Force:
    15 Eurofighter Typhoon fighters;

    25 TCB Saab 105 made in Sweden can be used as light attack aircraft;
    16 piston TCB Pilatus PC-7 Turbo Trainer-Swiss made;
    3 C-130 Hercules;
    10 Pilatus PC-6B Porter, can be used as TCB and lightweight PTS;
    Helicopters:
    9 UH-60 Black Hawk,
    11 Light Reconnaissance Bell OH-58 Kiowa,
    11 Light Reconnaissance Bell 206,
    20 Bell 212 of the Italian company "Agusta" under an American license,
    24 lung Aérospatiale Alouette III-French production.
    As we see, the Austrian industry is capable of independently producing light tanks, infantry fighting vehicles. wheeled and tracked armored personnel carriers, mortars, as well as the entire range of small arms, i.e. in large quantities to provide the needs of its aircraft.
    1. theadenter
      theadenter 15 May 2014 13: 51
      0
      Well, such an army is not for war. Rather, for small local conflicts. They most likely hope for collective European security.
  22. Hort
    Hort 15 May 2014 12: 13
    0
    yeah, there they have a bearded fag ... uh ... there is a European, let him use him as a psychotronic weapon laughing
  23. A1L9E4K9S
    A1L9E4K9S 15 May 2014 12: 37
    +1
    And why do not the army understand the gays, from whose harassment the Austrians gathered to defend themselves.
  24. Arkan
    Arkan 15 May 2014 14: 34
    0
    According to the president of the association Erich Tsibulki, in a few months the army will not be able to cover its expenses.


    Tsibulka - Ukrainian onion. The Austrians have nothing to fear, Uncle Sam will save them, well, along the way, improve demographics.
  25. yushch
    yushch 15 May 2014 16: 14
    +1
    Austrian-Erich Tsibulko)) GY GY GY. Not for nothing Ukraine cited as an example.
  26. massad1
    massad1 15 May 2014 16: 52
    -2
    Vso loot went to kanchita wassat
  27. raf
    raf 17 May 2014 15: 34
    0
    But why should they be neutral, as they declared themselves, they need an army ??? The police, yes, but the army. If only Austria really maintains neutrality and does not stick its nose in all the holes. Otherwise, it is anslus. Germany next to laughing