Singapore buys 50 tanks Merkava Mk 4

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Singapore signed a contract with Israel to buy 50 tanks Merkava Mk 4 new construction for a total of about $ 500 million, reports the blog Center for Analysis of Strategies and Technologies with reference to the resource IntelligenceOnline.com.



In early June of this year, the Israeli newspaper Yediot Ahronot reported that the Israeli Defense Ministry’s export agency signed the first export contract for the supply of Merkava Mk 4 tanks. Then the customer was not called, it was noted only that this country is linked “with Israel to long-term relations in the field of security”, and the contract amount reaches several hundred million dollars.

Tanks of the Merkava series are manufactured by the Israeli State Tank Plant in Tel Hashomer, starting with 1979. Despite the interest shown by potential foreign customers, this equipment has never been exported. This was hampered by the low speed of production of tanks, their high price, as well as export restrictions by the United States, which supply a significant part of the systems and assemblies of tanks and partially finance their production program, and the Israel Defense Ministry itself. Recently, guided mainly by the economic component, the Israeli Defense Ministry has given the go-ahead for the export of Merkava Mk 4.

It is worth noting that since 2007, Singapore has purchased the 182 tank Leopard 2A4 from the German Bundeswehr, some of which were planned to be disassembled for parts and converted into special machines. At the moment, a program for their modernization is underway.
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  1. +5
    4 July 2014 12: 07
    And where are they going to enter these tanks later ???? The area of ​​Singapore is 715,8 km². This is less than Moscow within the Moscow Ring Road. Or maybe their oligarchs transplanted them with a Bentley ????
    Most likely the tanks will be resold by the Kiev junta.
    1. +16
      4 July 2014 12: 09
      Singapore-rich country-tanks to him: "what would be."
      1. portoc65
        +1
        4 July 2014 12: 19
        Israel until recently did not sell its tanks .. I wonder why it was Merkal’s choice. The mirror is suitable for fighting in urban conditions - maybe that's why
        1. +3
          4 July 2014 12: 20
          Quote: portoc65
          Israel until recently did not sell its tanks.

          he tried with 2004 or 2006 of the year, and here is success.
          1. +2
            4 July 2014 13: 14
            Quote: Kars
            he tried with 2004 or 2006 of the year, and here is success.

            A little later, then there was only talk, the export permit was signed only a couple of years ago
            1. +1
              4 July 2014 13: 34
              Quote: Pimply
              A bit later

              Well, I will not argue, but the fact is that quite a long time ago rumors want.
              Although without a tender and competition such as Turkish or Greek, it is somehow not good.

              Better, maybe you know, or the professor knows (I don’t see the benefit of emergency) what kind of mercans 4? There are at least two types of them, complete with or without KAZ?
              1. +3
                4 July 2014 13: 40
                Quote: Kars
                Better, maybe you know, or the professor knows (I don’t see the benefit of emergency) what kind of mercans 4? There are at least two types of them, complete with or without KAZ?

                It is unlikely that Singapore would take without KAZ. Moreover, KAZ is now integrated initially in the design of the tank. In fact, not so much is welded on them. Net price, if I'm not mistaken - 3.7 million dollars per tank.
                1. +1
                  4 July 2014 13: 49
                  Quote: Pimply
                  Moreover, KAZ is now integrated initially in the design of the tank

                  Previously, this did not seem to be. By the way, what is the name of such a modification?
                  and Merkava’s models with integrated KAZ, as I didn’t see in the photo in the article, I haven’t seen it for the third time either.
                  Quote: Pimply
                  Net price, if I'm not mistaken - 3.7 million dollars per tank.

                  Is this the internal cost? And if at least for 5 it is pushed and then the service of the spare part is normal and even if there are no complaints and no advertising.
                  1. +2
                    4 July 2014 14: 10
                    Quote: Kars
                    Previously, this did not seem to be. By the way, what is the name of such a modification?

                    Merkava Mk4M if you haven’t messed up anything. Initially, there was the development of BAZ, then sharpening under the city battle with improved armor, etc., then M. All current tanks are already made with Trophy.

                    Quote: Kars
                    Is this the internal cost? And if at least for 5 it is pushed and then the service of the spare part is normal and even if there are no complaints and no advertising.

                    Yes, maybe even a little cheaper.
                2. 0
                  4 July 2014 14: 13
                  and in case of electronics for kaz trophy (windbreaker), not Singapore sells to Israel
                  1. +2
                    4 July 2014 14: 25
                    Quote: bmv04636
                    but in case of electronics for kaz trophy (shroud) Israel is not selling Singapore

                    Trophy - in Hebrew "meil ha-ruach" - Windbreaker.
                    1. 0
                      4 July 2014 14: 29
                      thanks corrected all the same, I don’t know who makes the electronic filling for KAZ Trophy (Windbreaker).
                      1. 0
                        4 July 2014 14: 35
                        Quote: bmv04636
                        thanks corrected all the same, I don’t know who makes the electronic filling for KAZ Trophy (Windbreaker).

                        Rafael Armament Development Authority and Israel Aircraft Industries / Elta. They are developers. But the components are a question, because they can be either completely local or with some kind of supply
                      2. 0
                        4 July 2014 14: 49
                        I'm sorry I ask, but does Israel produce electronic components (processors, decoders, etc.)
                      3. +3
                        4 July 2014 14: 59
                        Quote: bmv04636
                        I'm sorry I ask, but does Israel produce electronic components (processors, decoders, etc.)

                        Well, let's put it this way - there is a high probability that your Intel processor is designed and released in Israel. I’m not talking about the military commissar. Israel is one of the world leaders in design and production.
                        http://habrahabr.ru/company/intel/blog/144767/
                      4. 0
                        4 July 2014 15: 21
                        yes no written maiden singapore on the witches of malaysia
                      5. +2
                        4 July 2014 16: 25
                        But the accessories are a question

                        Components that are used in military electronics are mainly manufactured by American companies. There is a small proportion of European and Japanese manufacturers. The fabs of these companies can naturally be in the same Malaysia.
                      6. 0
                        4 July 2014 20: 06
                        we know about American electronics components that are microchips that are bought from a Chinese electric garbage bin, the Chinese will clean them and the Americans put on their phantoms
                      7. +2
                        5 July 2014 12: 49
                        we know about American electronics components that are microchips that are bought from a Chinese electric garbage bin, the Chinese will clean them and the Americans put on their phantoms

                        You need to buy from official representatives, and not from muddy jobbers. Then everything will be all right.
                3. -4
                  4 July 2014 16: 31
                  Your Kaz was transported by immigrants from the BSSSR, the merkavs, as I understand it, want to buy for other reasons, (climate) Well, the latest technology, correct it wrong.
            2. 0
              4 July 2014 16: 29
              Didn’t yours have butted the parliament there and did this lead to a direct ban on selling the military-industrial complex to other Merkai4 countries?
          2. 0
            4 July 2014 16: 28
            And he would have sold it if it hadn’t been for them, which gave a direct ban. For the tank is ultramodern.
        2. 0
          4 July 2014 16: 28
          There was an article, their military grandmothers are cutting back, they are forced to sell like we are in 90.
        3. mazhnikof.Niko
          0
          4 July 2014 16: 30
          Quote: portoc65
          ..I wonder why it was on Merkala's choice. The mirror is adapted for fighting in urban conditions - maybe that's why


          I beg your pardon, the tank is "called" - MerkaVa. Not MercaLa.
      2. +6
        4 July 2014 12: 22
        How I did not immediately guess. Singapore decided to win all that is possible in tank biathlon !!!
      3. avg
        +2
        4 July 2014 12: 39
        This they, like, mobile bunkers and DOS at the intersections will be.
        1. +2
          4 July 2014 13: 15
          Quote: avg
          This they, like, mobile bunkers and DOS at the intersections will be.

          Unlikely. Singapore conducts regular tank exercises
      4. +1
        4 July 2014 13: 13
        Quote: mirag2
        Singapore-rich country-tanks to him: "what would be."

        Not at all. Purposeful policy.
        "In July 1969, the first batch of AMX-13 was received from Israel, in September - the second, a total of 72 tanks were delivered. At the parade on August 9, Independence Day and the 150th anniversary of the founding of Singapore, the passage of a column of 18 AMX-13 became a big surprise for Malaysia, which did not have tanks at that time.The demonstration of military power came on time and cooled some hotheads, since in May 1969 clashes between the Chinese and Malays broke out in Malaysia, and again there was a danger that Malay nationalists would try to return Singapore by military force to the federation. "
      5. 0
        4 July 2014 14: 04
        not just for that. mechanized units require less infrastructure than adequate infantry.
      6. 0
        4 July 2014 14: 04
        not just for that. mechanized units require less infrastructure than adequate infantry.
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      8. -8
        4 July 2014 14: 19
        Merkava can only shoot Arabs
        why is it Singapore? what
    2. +3
      4 July 2014 12: 09
      Singapore is not bad, although not expected. Something is wrong with the Singapore-German Leopards 2. Or Singapore is so rich that it can contain two types of MBT.

      And by the way, Singapore is not very far from Thailand, they felt a threat from BM Oplot.
      1. pg4
        +4
        4 July 2014 12: 15
        And by the way, Singapore is not very far from Thailand

        You probably meant Malaysia
        1. +1
          4 July 2014 12: 19
          Quote: pg4
          You probably meant Malaysia

          not Malaysia just shares Singapore and Thailand
          1. pg4
            +2
            4 July 2014 12: 25
            They seem to have a defensive alliance with Malaysia.
            Relations with Taitsy sucks, but it will be far from Thailand.
            Remains Muslim Indonesia
            1. +2
              4 July 2014 12: 29
              Quote: pg4
              They seem to have a defensive alliance with Malaysia.
              Relations with Taitsy sucks, but it will be far from Thailand.

              It’s strange why Thailand’s tanks will not meet with Singapore’s tanks that will fulfill obligations under the defense agreement in Malaysia
              1. pg4
                +2
                4 July 2014 12: 35
                Something tells me that these heavy vehicles will have problems in rainy Indochina.
                1. +2
                  4 July 2014 12: 49
                  Quote: pg4
                  that these heavy cars will have problems in rainy Indochina

                  wait and see --- the locals, I think better, despite the fact that the experience of operating a wide variety of tanks that Thailand has Singapore has great.
            2. +1
              4 July 2014 13: 19
              Quote: pg4
              They seem to have a defensive alliance with Malaysia.

              It's not so easy with Malaysia either
          2. 0
            4 July 2014 13: 17
            Quote: Kars
            not Malaysia just shares Singapore and Thailand

            Exactly. And Singapore is constantly straining precisely with Malaysia
            1. 0
              4 July 2014 13: 35
              Exactly. And Singapore is constantly straining precisely with Malaysia
              But actually because of what these countries have "strained" in relations:
              The island of Pedra Blanca (Pulau Batu Puteh) and two small islands. Indian Ocean, Singapore Strait

              The islet is a disputed territory between Singapore and Malaysia. Singapore built a lighthouse on the island, which caused protests in Malaysia. The island has no economic value and can only be used as a navigation reference. The parties perceive their rights in these territories as a matter of national honor. Singapore and Malaysia are constantly negotiating the fate of the islands, and naval exercises of both countries are taking place near them.
              hi
              1. 0
                4 July 2014 13: 42
                Quote: Gomunkul
                But actually because of what these countries have "strained" in relations:

                They have enough there. Singapore at one time was part of the Federation of Malaysia, plus ethnic themes - and so on. Therefore, Singapore keeps its army in a very efficient state
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        2. Natalia
          +11
          4 July 2014 12: 20
          Very powerful and worthy thing.
          In this regard, well done Israel.
          1. Natalia
            +6
            4 July 2014 12: 27
            And further....
            When the tanks are taken to Singapore, then we must be vigilant in this region.
            And then imagine what kind of jackpot the pirates catch winked
            This is just trolling, a terrible joke, I agree .... but still lol
            1. +4
              4 July 2014 12: 30
              Quote: Natalia
              And further....
              When the tanks are taken to Singapore, then we must be vigilant in this region.
              And then imagine what kind of jackpot the pirates catch winked
              This is just trolling, a terrible joke, I agree .... but still lol


              Faina Faina Faina Faina Fay Nana .... And she had 60 tanks on it? So trolling to the place. laughing
              1. Natalia
                +1
                4 July 2014 12: 53
                Quote: vorobey
                Faina Faina Faina Faina Fay Nana

                laughing lol ))))))))))
                And so what these guys were singing about))))))))
                ... winked but they warned us long before that lol )))))))))))))))))
          2. +1
            4 July 2014 12: 32
            All analysts call the main drawback of the Merkava MK.4 a lot of weight, which prevents maneuverability; when operating on clay soil, a tank can become helpless in attacks. But designers and developers indicate that the tank was designed for use in Israel, where rocky soils and deserts predominate ...
            1. +2
              4 July 2014 12: 57
              But whatever the tank says, plus leopards a decent tank fleet is obtained!
            2. +3
              4 July 2014 13: 21
              Quote: Cyril7377
              All analysts call the main drawback of the Merkava MK.4 a lot of weight, which prevents maneuverability; when operating on clay soil, a tank can become helpless in attacks. But designers and developers indicate that the tank was designed for use in Israel, where rocky soils and deserts predominate ...

              In Israel, 4-5 months of the year is the rainy season. With clay knee-deep (or even neck) and others like them
              1. +1
                4 July 2014 14: 18
                clay, clay, discord, if there is solid rocky soil under the liquid layer, then it’s enough for the tank to push it up and it will go further, and if not, like in the middle lane, you’ll leave with such a weight to the very top
                1. +4
                  4 July 2014 14: 26
                  Quote: bmv04636
                  clay, clay, discord, if there is solid rocky soil under the liquid layer, then it’s enough for the tank to push it up and it will go further, and if not, like in the middle lane, you’ll leave with such a weight to the very top

                  Israel has a difficult terrain
                  1. 0
                    4 July 2014 15: 23
                    Well, we have it so in the fall after a so-so rain, it’s not dirt at all
                    1. +2
                      4 July 2014 17: 23
                      Quote: bmv04636
                      Well, we have it so in the fall after a so-so rain, it’s not dirt at all

                      Yes, yes, and dirt is not dirt, and mountains are not mountains 8))
                      1. 0
                        4 July 2014 19: 52
                        the tanker didn’t fail to waist, let him pick up and dig out from under the bottom
                      2. 0
                        4 July 2014 21: 07
                        Quote: bmv04636
                        the tanker didn’t fail to waist, let him pick up and dig out from under the bottom

                        Well, that's what they are doing in the following pictures
                  2. Natalia
                    0
                    4 July 2014 16: 53
                    Quote: Pimply
                    Israel has a difficult terrain

                    winked ...... uh ёёёёмаяёёё well, and dirt.
      2. +3
        4 July 2014 12: 23
        By the way, Singapore Leopard

        Although, in principle, NATO standard ammunition, the engines are similar.
        1. +4
          4 July 2014 12: 33
          Quote: Kars
          By the way, Singapore Leopard

          Although, in principle, NATO standard ammunition, the engines are similar.


          where about tanks there and Kars. Hi Andryukha ... By the way, he opened (took away from the child) an encyclopedia of animals and there is nothing about the Singapore Leopard wassat
          1. +5
            4 July 2014 12: 38
            Quote: vorobey
            . By the way, he opened (took away from the child) an encyclopedia of animals

            Bring the monster child book back.

            Quote: vorobey
            Singapore Leopard is not there

            it’s a rare pretty species. Now the campaign may even be endangered.
      3. 0
        4 July 2014 12: 31
        Quote: Kars
        threat from BM Oplot.

        but how many have they delivered? But is everything normal with armor? not cracked yet? laughing
        1. +4
          4 July 2014 12: 35
          Quote: RBLip
          But how many have they delivered?

          So far, more than Merkav. That's for sure.
          Quote: RBLip
          not yet covered with slits

          The Thai have not put up anything yet.
          1. 0
            4 July 2014 13: 42
            Quote: Kars
            So far, more than Merkav. That's for sure.

            but more specifically, pzhl.
            1. +1
              4 July 2014 13: 45
              Quote: RBLip
              but more specifically, pzhl.

              5
              1. +2
                4 July 2014 13: 47
                Quote: Kars
                5

                Arctic Fox Singapore.
                1. +2
                  4 July 2014 14: 11
                  Quote: RBLip
                  Arctic Fox Singapore.

                  Is it in vain that they ordered 50 mercs right away? 1 to 10 is how they will go to the stronghold.
      4. +3
        4 July 2014 12: 32
        "And by the way, Singapore is not very far from Thailand, we felt a threat from BM Oplot."

        Thais have other concerns, and not a few. Relations between these countries are fairly even. Merkava is not a competitor to us, - the reasons are indicated in the article. The machine is good for defense, but Singapore is more important than air defense and artillery, anti-ship missiles, even anti-tank missile systems, mine-keeping systems for combating landings. Tank under its own power the Strait of Malacca does not force.
        1. +2
          4 July 2014 12: 41
          Quote: URAL72
          Merkava is not a competitor to us,

          well, why - now, after the first export delivery, it’s even a competitor. although from the current situation it’s more likely that the stronghold is no longer a competitor. but there is always hope.
          1. +4
            4 July 2014 13: 20
            Yes, Andrei, "Nadezhda dies last, Nadezhda said, standing up at the firing line," nevertheless Tymchuk hopes for export orders for Oplots from Kuwait and Australia.

            The picky grass from this Tymchuk, where he only takes this ...
          2. +1
            4 July 2014 13: 39
            Kars, Speaking of competition, I did not mean "stronghold", but T-90, (we will be silent about the armature for now). And I repeat once again: - arguments in the article: - "Tanks of the Merkava series are produced by the Israeli state tank factory in Tel Hashomer. Despite the interest shown by foreign customers, this equipment has never been exported. the slow production speed of the tanks, their high price, and also US export restrictions, supplying a significant part of tank systems and components and partially financing their production program"
            1. +1
              4 July 2014 13: 43
              Quote: URAL72
              did not mean "stronghold", but the T-90

              The blue-blue flag has beguiled.
              Quote: URAL72
              This was prevented

              the past tense, now Merkava will become a competitor especially in the market of well-paying countries.
            2. 0
              4 July 2014 13: 52
              In fact, the plant can produce more, the amount there is artificially limited
      5. +1
        4 July 2014 13: 16
        Quote: Kars
        Singapore is not bad, although not expected. Something is wrong with the Singapore-German Leopards 2. Or Singapore is so rich that it can contain two types of MBT.

        It is worth noting that the Singapore Armed Forces created Israel, and so far these ties are very strong
    3. jjj
      +5
      4 July 2014 12: 09
      And Israel can push the United States and Germany in the arms market.
      1. +4
        4 July 2014 12: 14
        50 pcs for 500 million ... with servicing it is 10 million greens! not expensive? or Singapore dollars?
    4. +1
      4 July 2014 12: 15
      Apparently they want to expand their possessions with the help of these tanks.
      1. 0
        4 July 2014 14: 10
        Apparently they want to expand their possessions with the help of these tanks.
        Recover from the mistress of the sea? .. wassat
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    6. +1
      4 July 2014 13: 10
      Quote: RESEARCHER
      And where are they going to enter these tanks later ???? The area of ​​Singapore is 715,8 km². This is less than Moscow within the Moscow Ring Road. Or maybe their oligarchs transplanted them with a Bentley ????
      Most likely the tanks will be resold by the Kiev junta.

      Singapore has strong enough potential opponents in the region. Therefore, for example, Singapore’s purchase of AMX tanks in 60's was a surprise to those. Want peace - get ready for war
    7. 0
      4 July 2014 13: 15
      merkava tank defensive in concept. for marches over thousands of kilometers it is not imprisoned. to protect such a territory is quite suitable
      1. +2
        4 July 2014 13: 32
        Quote: kalbofos
        merkava tank defensive in concept. for marches over thousands of kilometers it is not imprisoned. to protect such a territory is quite suitable

        Are you kidding, right? The entire IDF concept is built on active defense - that is, either proactive attacking actions, or a breakthrough and a rapid leap forward. Call me a tank, sharpened on a thousand-kilometer marches?
        1. 0
          4 July 2014 13: 57
          T 72 ground for breakthrough and multi-kilometer throws
          1. +1
            4 July 2014 14: 03
            Quote: bmv04636
            T 72 ground for breakthrough and multi-kilometer throws

            Yeah. But not thousands of kilometers of continuous running
            1. +1
              4 July 2014 14: 20
              well, with one to refueling you can a thousand
              1. +2
                4 July 2014 14: 31
                Quote: bmv04636
                well, with one to refueling you can a thousand

                Well yes. And what for to kill a resource of the engine. 8) Brilliant. No, with the change of engines, rollers, tracks, filters and so on, you can almost endlessly go, who is arguing.
                1. 0
                  4 July 2014 15: 27
                  You will not refute that, according to the concept, the T72 tank was just for a breakthrough and a quick attack. To contain it, the Ameracosans invented the heavy Abrams.
                  Question for a long time enough springs from Merkava.
                  .
                  1. 0
                    4 July 2014 15: 46
                    Quote: bmv04636
                    You will not refute that, according to the concept, the T72 tank was just for a breakthrough and a quick attack. To contain it, the Ameracosans invented the heavy Abrams.

                    I won’t. The question is that any tank is not designed for long autonomous operation without repair
                2. +1
                  4 July 2014 15: 39
                  Quote: Pimply
                  And what for to kill a resource of the engine.


                  You cannot kill Zhenya with one thousand resources. 25000 to kapitalki if memory serves .. 2500 km a resource for war at training machines left. And with barrels, you can make the thousandth march.
                  1. 0
                    4 July 2014 15: 45
                    Quote: vorobey

                    You cannot kill Zhenya with one thousand resources. 25000 to kapitalki if memory serves .. 2500 km a resource for war at training machines left. And with barrels, you can make the thousandth march.

                    Can. Just what do you think, why do tanks prefer to transfer all the same with other methods?
                    1. +1
                      4 July 2014 16: 16
                      Quote: Pimply
                      Just what do you think, why do tanks prefer to still be transferred by other methods?


                      Zhenya, we have already broken spears on this topic. We won’t ... Single cars are good wheels. But the regiment where 108 cars are heavy ...
                      1. 0
                        4 July 2014 16: 54
                        Quote: vorobey
                        Zhenya, we have already broken spears on this topic. We won’t ... Single cars are good wheels. But the regiment where 108 cars are heavy ...

                        It’s hard. Nevertheless, in Russia they are also delivered by wheels - by trains, for example.
                      2. +1
                        4 July 2014 17: 06
                        Quote: Pimply
                        Nevertheless, in Russia they are also delivered by wheels - by trains, for example.


                        When the operational situation and the railway network allow ... Gee ... drinks
                      3. +1
                        4 July 2014 17: 24
                        Quote: vorobey
                        When the operational situation and the railway network allow ... Gee ...

                        Yeah. As in Israel 8) There is an indisputable truth - it is preferable to deliver tanks to the place of hostilities not on their own. And everything else depends on competent operation
                      4. 0
                        4 July 2014 19: 56
                        it’s a pity, Jews are able to count money and we use the train for training, but we have great distances, for example, from Tel Aviv to the sea how much and from Moscow to the sea how much and if Tagil is taken
                      5. 0
                        4 July 2014 21: 08
                        Quote: bmv04636
                        it’s a pity, Jews are able to count money and we use the train for training, but we have great distances, for example, from Tel Aviv to the sea how much and from Moscow to the sea how much and if Tagil is taken

                        About that and speech. Logistics involves saving a machine's resource
                      6. 0
                        4 July 2014 21: 25
                        but when there is an offensive on a wide front it is nevertheless necessary under its own power to the Reichstag of Paris or Landon, or you predispose to load on the train, we reach Berlin, we land and attack
                      7. 0
                        4 July 2014 21: 30
                        Quote: bmv04636
                        but when there is an offensive on a wide front it is nevertheless necessary under its own power to the Reichstag of Paris or Landon, or you predispose to load on the train, we reach Berlin, we land and attack

                        Not. I just repeat - you are now constantly saying that the cars will move autonomously, without repair, and so on. Read about how this advance took place - in constant repair weekdays, engine replacements, etc.
                      8. 0
                        4 July 2014 21: 40
                        the right strike group goes in before it is replaced as it is eliminated, it just comes in handy and the railway and I would like to say the auto trailers but I'm afraid with a good buoy the roads will not be so hot agree the railway is easier to restore than laying and rolling off the asphalt
                      9. 0
                        5 July 2014 01: 01
                        Quote: bmv04636
                        the right strike group goes in before it is replaced as it is eliminated, it just comes in handy and the railway and I would like to say the auto trailers but I'm afraid with a good buoy the roads will not be so hot agree the railway is easier to restore than laying and rolling off the asphalt

                        Littering where 8) Not the point. In this case, the very endless forward movement is impossible without appropriate technical support. A tank will not be able to rush forward day after day
                      10. 0
                        5 July 2014 10: 38
                        and how many springs are enough for merkava
                      11. 0
                        5 July 2014 11: 38
                        Quote: bmv04636
                        and how many springs are enough for merkava

                        But the devil knows him. I am not a tanker. Merkava springs provide a very smooth ride, they are cheaper and faster to change
                      12. 0
                        5 July 2014 12: 47
                        Well, probably especially under fire when it bursts
                      13. +1
                        5 July 2014 13: 43
                        Quote: bmv04636
                        Well, probably especially under fire when it bursts

                        Given the fact that the springs are used in Merkava from the very beginning, and have been repeatedly tested in battle, and there have been no complaints about them, it means they do not burst. There were complaints about other points - the first batch of 1500 powerful engines. On springs - did not meet
                      14. MACCABI TLV
                        +4
                        4 July 2014 17: 37
                        Quote: vorobey
                        But the regiment where 108 cars are heavy ...

                        Logistics is an important military discipline.
                        Logistics Armed Forces of the Russian Federation passed an internship a year and a half ago.
    8. 0
      4 July 2014 14: 02
      Most likely someone is afraid. Singapore without a good army is a very tasty morsel, for example, for China.
      1. 0
        4 July 2014 14: 30
        Singapore still maintains military cooperation with China under a 1975 agreement. Due to the lack of training facilities in the state itself, China has proposed moving Singapore training grounds from Taiwan to Hainan.
    9. 0
      4 July 2014 16: 27
      Difficult and expensive, non-mirror option.
  2. -5
    4 July 2014 12: 10
    Singapore does not understand anything in tanks, because it’s clear that Russian tanks are the best! smile What the hell are they buying?
    1. +6
      4 July 2014 12: 12
      In your understanding, only ignoramuses live in the world. And all over the world all the best is only Russian. And you know what it's called, terrible patriotism !!
      1. +3
        4 July 2014 12: 33
        or leavened :)))
  3. pg4
    +3
    4 July 2014 12: 12
    Territory 715,8 km² Where they have so many tanks. request
    Is that to Malaysia to explode at the opportunity.
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    2. +2
      4 July 2014 12: 19
      Quote: pg4
      Territory 715,8 km² Where they have so many tanks.

      And where are the 10 airbases and 420 aircraft, including 24 F-15SG fighter-bomber and 74 F-16 multipurpose fighter?
      1. +2
        4 July 2014 12: 25
        Probably they will rent them out.
        1. +1
          4 July 2014 17: 39
          Nope :) They do not fit their own air forces at airbases :)
      2. pg4
        +3
        4 July 2014 12: 28
        All Asian trade passes through Singapore. Aviation and the fleet are needed to protect it, but why the hell so many tanks.
        1. +1
          4 July 2014 17: 40
          Quote: pg4
          Aviation and the fleet are needed to protect it, but why the hell so many tanks

          You see, in the know that the best means of air defense - a tank at the enemy’s airport :)
    3. +7
      4 July 2014 13: 36
      Territory 715,8 km² Where they have so many tanks.
      Is that to Malaysia to explode at the opportunity.


      As far as I understand. Singapore receives fresh water from Malaysia.
      So, so that the Malays would never have an unhealthy thought of blocking the krantik, Singapore considers it necessary to scare them with the bestial grin of world Zionism.
  4. 0
    4 July 2014 12: 14
    Singapore, Singapore. Mk4 of course the technique is not bad, but still ... Probably what and from whom they said to buy, and bought it as indicated ...
    1. +3
      4 July 2014 13: 23
      Quote: nvn_co
      Singapore, Singapore. Mk4 of course the technique is not bad, but still ... Probably what and from whom they said to buy, and bought it as indicated ...

      In fact, the army of Singapore at one time built Israel. Well, just a minute
      1. +2
        4 July 2014 15: 20
        Just yesterday I read an article about Singapore here on the website. Unfortunately I do not remember where - somewhere in the archive. There about cooperation with Israel is indicated. There was also an article about the Singapore Air Force - also, by the way, quite on the level.
  5. Stypor23
    +2
    4 July 2014 12: 17
    So the little gesheft finally succeeded!
  6. 0
    4 July 2014 12: 19
    Well, the professor’s dream came true. Finally, the climate change, now let's see how they show themselves in the jungle. Although they will put them on concrete bases around the perimeter of the city and will stand like monuments, the sons of Israel saw a good kickback given to someone who supposedly does not take
  7. +2
    4 July 2014 12: 22
    While Israel has not sold the Merkava to anyone, Singapore will be the first country to buy a tank made in Israel, although there is also talk of Colombia.
    To date, Israel has sold only American Shermans: about 150 pieces of M51 tanks (modernized by the Israelis Sherman with the installation of a 105-mm French cannon) CN-105-F1 were sold in Chile (where they were used until the mid-1990s), several dozen more were transferred to Lebanon, a small number to Argentina, Nicaragua, Uganda.
    M51 "Super Sherman" in the Chilean army
    Trophy upgraded T-55-Ti-67 ("Tiran-5"): 15 units to Uruguay. Another 55 units were transferred to the Army of South Lebanon.
    And the French light AMX-13, in the 1969 year the 72 tanks, which became the first Singapore tanks, in addition, the Israelis trained their crews and maintenance personnel.
    Singapore and Israel have fairly long defense ties, in fact, Israel has created a Singapore army, including and her armored forces:
    In the fall of 1965, the first delegation of Israeli military advisers of eight officers arrived in Singapore, divided into two working groups. The first group, led by operational operations colonel Jacob Elazari, was involved in the creation of a ministry of defense and army headquarters. The second group, under the leadership of Lieutenant Colonel Yehuda Golan, who commanded the 13 battalion of the Golani brigade and the school of squad commanders, formed infantry units and developed guides, manuals and training programs for the KMB, command and officer courses. For the sake of secrecy, advisers were called "Mexicans." In December, 1968 36 Singaporean officers traveled to Israel to study the AMX-13 light tanks withdrawn from service by the IDF after the Six Day War and take tank specialties. The training took place in the winter desert conditions unusual for Singaporeans and under the leadership of the AOI tank forces instructors known for their exactingness (the phrase “Israeli instructors” is rarely used in Singapore sources without the epithets “demanding”, “strict”, “severe”, etc.). After four months of theoretical lessons, day and night driving, live firing, tactical exercises, field repairs, sand storms and skirmishes with the Bedouins who were stealing scrap metal from the targets of captured tanks, the graduation ceremony took place on 30 on April 1969. In May, an officer group that received the name "Camels" for stories about their adventures returned to Singapore and drew up training and training plans for future tankmen. In 1969, under the leadership of Lt. Col. Asher Dar, an infantry battalion commander who received the Itur a-Oz medal for fighting in Jerusalem during the Six Day War, the first brigade level exercises were held, including the landing of infantry from light craft on the coast.
    http://waronline.org/IDF/Articles/tango_magnolia.htm
  8. -2
    4 July 2014 12: 29
    I would agree with this contract if it were concluded by the Klitschko brothers whose brains were recaptured, but not the rulers of Singapore ...
  9. MSA
    MSA
    0
    4 July 2014 12: 29
    All are slowly getting stronger.
  10. 0
    4 July 2014 12: 40
    Quote: Natalia
    Very powerful and worthy thing.
    In this regard, well done Israel.

    Although I didn’t really come across them, I’m familiar with the T-62M, "64 BV", "80 BVU" The school said "shit" "Tanks are not afraid of dirt, they are afraid!"
    1. +3
      4 July 2014 12: 54
      The situation in the photo is just a kapets, the car froze along the way, there are no logs anymore :(. If only the crew would leave it ... Sekas is shorter.
      1. +2
        4 July 2014 12: 59
        Quote: Klim2011
        The situation in the photo is just a kapets, the car froze along the way, there are no logs anymore :(. If only the crew would leave it ... Sekas is shorter.

        It was like that, they just came out under their own power, not everything was so sad at that time with this car, though there were other cars worse, and people Pah-pah live!
        1. +1
          4 July 2014 14: 22
          That the car would not freeze, it wasn’t, but they left under the ice (about the same). Then all wet to the skin stand under the exhaust, bask and dry. The steam from you is falling like from a thermal power plant laughing
      2. Steel loli
        0
        4 July 2014 13: 03
        It’s not the only case with dirt ...
        1. 0
          4 July 2014 13: 08
          Excuse me, who on these pokatushki, in violation of all that is possible, this monkey in yellow, I hope not YOU ?!
          1. 0
            4 July 2014 14: 32
            Airsoft players have fun!
        2. 0
          4 July 2014 13: 32
          how long can you skillfully and DT-10 Vityaz plant mother don’t worry
        3. 0
          4 July 2014 14: 46
          This is not a tanker, but a taxi driver am , the trunk is not sheathed, the mud shield hangs like ... In the hole.
          And such pits pass at a time.
        4. +1
          4 July 2014 16: 49
          The mechvod ushlopok.
    2. +2
      4 July 2014 13: 06
      and imagine if it sits so merkava then all Ales kaput who pull it will be
      1. +1
        4 July 2014 13: 14
        Quote: bmv04636
        and imagine if it sits so merkava then all Ales kaput who pull it will be


        they have many trophies since the Israeli Arab. BTS 4 on the chain hoists will pull. And merkava as an anchor can be adapted.
      2. +2
        4 July 2014 13: 28
        Quote: bmv04636
        and imagine if it sits so merkava then all Ales kaput who pull it will be

        Well, actually there were such situations, and the tanks were pulled out. When no problem, when with them. Or do you think that in Israel all the sand and pebbles?
        1. +1
          4 July 2014 13: 42
          Quote: Pimply
          Quote: bmv04636
          and imagine if it sits so merkava then all Ales kaput who pull it will be

          Well, actually there were such situations, and the tanks were pulled out. When no problem, when with them. Or do you think that in Israel all the sand and pebbles?


          Jendos and did you hear the magic word of Merkava? Hello, I have not heard for a long time. hi
          1. +1
            4 July 2014 13: 50
            Quote: vorobey
            Jendos and did you hear the magic word of Merkava?

            So then 8)))
            Quote: vorobey
            Hello, I have not heard for a long time.

            To meddle in khokhlosrachi with your opinion? I am not a suicide, they will eat me with shouts of "Extinguish the Nazis and anti-Semites" right away, and will not choke, by the face 8) Without even listening to what I really think. That's why I am like this, from time to time 8)))
        2. 0
          4 July 2014 14: 08
          Well, in a village, the men planted a K700, drove a T150 (tracked), also pulled it out, and only when they drove a T10MB tractor-swamp rover first pulled out a T150, then drove another K700 to help them, and so the three of them pulled out the ill-fated K700
    3. +2
      4 July 2014 13: 38
      Quote: TELEMARK
      T-62M, "64 BV", "80 BV.U


      Kharkov citizen?
  11. -5
    4 July 2014 12: 41
    I hope Singapore is smart enough to refuse such a stupid and expensive purchase.
    Although a link to the resource IntelligenceOnline.com. maybe just a duck.
    1. +2
      4 July 2014 13: 29
      Quote: quilted jacket
      I hope Singapore is smart enough to refuse such a stupid and expensive purchase.
      Although a link to the resource IntelligenceOnline.com. maybe just a duck.

      Can you argue about the expensive and stupid?
      1. -3
        4 July 2014 14: 06
        10 million $ ea tank, even with spare parts and crew training, is not enough. And then they need to be serviced for decades to buy supplies, etc. Moreover, tankers are not familiar with it before, it will have to retrain hundreds if not thousands of people.
        And the stupid one is that in Singapore, beautiful and reliable Leopard-2 tanks that buy half the world are in service.

        So it’s unclear to change a beautiful and reliable tank for frankly speaking (it’s obvious that Israel paid a lot of money so that at least someone bought this tank)
        1. +2
          4 July 2014 14: 22
          Quote: quilted jacket
          10 million $ ea tank, even with spare parts and crew training is not enough.

          No, that's fine. A common topic when repair kits and stuff exceed the cost of production twice. The standard for military supplies is usually.
          Quote: quilted jacket
          And then they need to be served for decades to buy supplies, etc. Moreover, tankers are not familiar with him before, it will have to be retrained by hundreds if not thousands of people.

          Typically, such a purchase includes training
          Quote: quilted jacket
          And the stupid one is that in Singapore, beautiful and reliable Leopard-2 tanks that buy half the world are in service.

          Right. Only Singapore is stupid to see. And buys Merkava. They on the spot can not be more visible that they need.

          Quote: quilted jacket
          So it’s unclear to change a beautiful and reliable tank for frankly speaking (it’s obvious that Israel paid a lot of money so that at least someone bought this tank)

          It is unclear what - this is strongly about one of the most howling tanks and the only one at the moment with the KAZ system. Bravo 8))
          1. -6
            4 July 2014 14: 53
            You just forget or specifically keep silent that this tank is most at war only against partisans from Hamas and Hezbollah. And it’s not a fact that KAZ will be equipped.
            And until someone had bought such messages to Merkava, there was already a carriage and a small cart about Colombia and Chile and even Georgia, and other countries of the Third World.
            1. +2
              4 July 2014 15: 18
              Quote: quilted jacket
              You just forget or specifically keep silent that this tank is most at war only against partisans from Hamas and Hezbollah. And it’s not a fact that KAZ will be equipped.

              Of course, it’s not a fact, given that now they release only with KAZ 8) And it does not matter that Hezbollah is equipped better than most armies in the world 8)

              Quote: quilted jacket
              And until someone bought such messages to Merkava, there was already a carriage and a small cart about Colombia and Chile and even Georgia, and other countries of the Third World

              That's right, I didn’t buy it. Systems only buy it on a regular basis. And they signed a permit for its export less than 2 years ago;)
              1. -2
                4 July 2014 16: 52
                Yes, yes, the great Hezbollah army-PT weapons:
                "Baby"
                "Bassoon"
                "Competition"
                "Tau"
                Milan
                Metis-M
                "Cornet"
                In addition, Hezbollah’s reported use of B-10 recoilless guns (BO), B-11 and M40A1, SPG-9 machine-gun anti-tank grenade launchers, RPG-7, RPG-29 and MX manual anti-tank grenade launchers.
                Indeed, this is all the latest weapons which are equipped only with the most powerful armies in the world. laughing
                You look at what years all this was done.
                1. +2
                  4 July 2014 17: 29
                  Quote: quilted jacket
                  In addition, Hezbollah’s reported use of B-10 recoilless guns (BO), B-11 and M40A1, SPG-9 machine-gun anti-tank grenade launchers, RPG-7, RPG-29 and MX manual anti-tank grenade launchers.
                  Indeed, this is all the latest weapons which are equipped only with the most powerful armies in the world.

                  UAVs, the latest communications equipment, 40000 missiles of various types, SAM, MANPADS. 8) Half of the world's armies are quietly resting on the sidelines
                  1. -4
                    4 July 2014 18: 23
                    Yeah, you still forgot thermonuclear weapons and intergalactic star cruisers.
                    Thank you for opening your eyes. Now I see that your army, in comparison with Hezbollah, is simply a booger and Israel was not destroyed simply by a miracle.
                    1. +2
                      4 July 2014 19: 04
                      Quote: quilted jacket
                      Yeah, you still forgot thermonuclear weapons and intergalactic star cruisers.
                      Thank you for opening your eyes. Now I see that your army, in comparison with Hezbollah, is simply a booger and Israel was not destroyed simply by a miracle.

                      No, not a booger. It’s just idiocy to call a powerful regional force of the army level ordinary partisans
                      1. -2
                        4 July 2014 19: 19
                        Do not disgrace pimply you now inflate Hezbollah to the level of a superpower.
                      2. +1
                        4 July 2014 21: 22
                        Quote: quilted jacket
                        Do not disgrace pimply you now inflate Hezbollah to the level of a superpower.

                        My dear tantrum, and you are trying to make her a little fluffy bunny. Hezbollah is a powerful regional army, well trained and armed, much more effective and better trained than, for example, the Chechens in the years of the first and second Chechen. And certainly not the usual partisan formation
                      3. -1
                        4 July 2014 23: 49
                        Hezbollah:
                        Hezbollah has from 1800 to 6500 fighters (for example, JCSS reported that there were 600-800 active fighters and 3-5 thousand reservists, IISS - 300 active and 2,000 reservists, JIR - 300-400 active highly professional fighters specializing in subversive affairs , using ATGMs, communications and intelligence, and up to 5,000 reservists.
                        The small arms of the Hezbollah fighters are AK47, AKM, AK-74 and M16 assault rifles, PK, RPK, RPK-74 and RPD machine guns
                        Hezbollah's anti-tank weapons include a large number of Soviet-made RPG-7V grenade launchers, as well as its Iranian counterpart Shageg
                        The main anti-tank missiles used by Hezbollah are the 9K14 Malyutka ATGM (NATO designation AT-3 Sagger) and its modernized version of the Iranian-made Raad, which has a tandem cumulative warhead with increased armor penetration. In addition, Soviet-made 9M111 "Fagot" (AT-4 Spigot) and 9K113 "Konkurs" (AT-5 Spandel), "Tousan-1 / M113" (Iranian copy of "Konkurs"), "Tupan" (Toophan) and "Tupan-2".
                        The main threat to Israel's rear is 76 122mm self-propelled MLRS on trucks (variants of the Soviet Grad systems, including the Iranian copy of the Arash; range - 20.75 km), about 144 107mm towed MLRS Type-63 of Chinese production (their Iranian copy of the Khaseb is also used ; range - 8.5 km), and several 240mm Iranian-made "Fajr-3" MLRS
                        Well, so on, all of the 60-80 years of the last century. Where are the planes, helicopters, tanks, AWACS ?? Where is the superweapon ??
                        Once again, I ask you better not to get angry.
            2. MACCABI TLV
              +3
              4 July 2014 17: 54
              Quote: quilted jacket
              Well, about other countries of the third world.

              indicate the countries of the first world where they sell the t-90.
              1. -1
                4 July 2014 18: 36
                Countries with developed industry themselves produce tanks, so they do not need our t-90, this is a competitor.
                Well, let's see where the t-72 was sold and its further development of the t-90 is more than 60 countries of the world.
                Yours Merkava and 1 and 2 and 3 and 4 have nowhere and once was not for sale.
          2. +2
            4 July 2014 17: 57
            Quote: Pimply
            Right. Only Singapore is stupid to see. And buys Merkava. They on the spot can not be more visible that they need.

            Greetings, the venerable Pimple!
            In tanks, to be honest, like pigging in oranges, but still, but still ... somehow it's all strange. Leoper ... uh ... Leopard-2 is still an excellent and formidable car. As for Merkava, I heard different opinions - who say that he will not concede to the Leopard in anything, who - which will surpass. But still it’s hard to believe that Merkava is SO much better than a leopard, that all existing operating experience should be discarded and a new tank should be brought in, introducing a well-known fuss in all material maintenance. Singapore is still not a pre-war of the USSR in order to have a bunch of tanks of various designs in service.
            I would also understand if Leo had worked out their resource and the country decided - "From now on we take the Merkavas!" there would be a transition from one type of tank to another, but parallel operation ...
            In general, all this is somehow mysterious.
            And the "trophy" ... as I understand it, it's not bad against grenade launchers, against shells - it won't be able to work. Those. in street battles and conflicts with the enemy, whose main combat strength is infantry, it is a more than useful thing, but in a classic conflict with a tank power ... also useful, but not so much to rush after her, losing toilet items along the way ...
            What am I wrong about?
            1. +1
              4 July 2014 19: 13
              Quote: Andrey from Chelyabinsk
              In tanks, to be honest, like pigging in oranges, but still, but still ... somehow it's all strange. Leoper ... uh ... Leopard-2 is still an excellent and formidable car. As for Merkava, I heard different opinions - who say that he will not concede to the Leopard in anything, who - which will surpass. But still it’s hard to believe that Merkava is SO much better than a leopard, that all existing operating experience should be discarded and a new tank should be brought in, introducing a well-known fuss in all material maintenance. Singapore is still not a pre-war of the USSR in order to have a bunch of tanks of various designs in service.

              Well, and post-war, if that. There were not one or two types of tanks in the USSR.
              A fairly common topic is to have two or three types of tanks or their versions. In Israel, until recently, in addition to various types of Merkava, Patton and Centurions were in service.

              To begin with, it is worth noting that the army of Singapore has long and strong ties with Israel. Secondly, Merkava - one of the most howling tanks of the western design, which was much more active in fighting than Leo. Further - he is currently the only tank with KAZ, and is considered one of the most protected tanks for the crew. Well and so.


              Quote: Andrey from Chelyabinsk
              And the "trophy" ... as I understand it, it's not bad against grenade launchers, against shells - it won't be able to work.

              Yes, but the potential enemy does not have such powerful armored units. What in this case is compensated by him (the enemy) ATGMs and etc.
        2. MACCABI TLV
          +2
          4 July 2014 17: 52
          Quote: quilted jacket
          And the stupid one is that in Singapore, beautiful and reliable Leopard-2 tanks that buy half the world are in service.

          Quote: quilted jacket
          .Moreover, tankers are not familiar with him before, it will have to retrain hundreds if not thousands of people.

          Logic tin request
          Ie with AMX-13 retrain on Leo is not a problem, but on Merkava by any means?
          1. -4
            4 July 2014 18: 44
            Well, what am I comparing after all Merkava4 for a third consists of German units or units made under a German license.
            Engine, transmission, gun, and casting the body is at least yours?
            1. +1
              4 July 2014 19: 14
              Quote: quilted jacket
              Well, what am I comparing after all Merkava4 for a third consists of German units or units made under a German license.

              So the iPhone is Chinese 8) And the Internet is American in general.
              Westerners invented the principle of suspension of Soviet tanks, such villains. And the matrices in the thermal imagers are now French.
              1. -2
                4 July 2014 19: 44
                The Chinese iPhone and Merkava are a great comparison. I applaud you.
                I do not know about the principle of the suspension you are talking about.
                We make all the pendants ourselves laughing
                But you aren’t releasing either a motor or a transmission.
                1. +1
                  4 July 2014 21: 24
                  Quote: quilted jacket
                  But you aren’t releasing either a motor or a transmission.

                  AND? Does it not occur to you that doing something abroad is cheaper and more convenient?
                  1. -1
                    5 July 2014 00: 00
                    Cheaper and more convenient to do abroad, for example, teapots and paper, but not like engines for tanks.
                    What if Germany decides tomorrow that you are unworthy of the transmission that it produces?
  12. +1
    4 July 2014 12: 44
    Why Singapore needs tanks, a wonderful country, but it’s not very capable of dealing with its neighbors, they’re able to cope with it, rather, it’s the cunning Jews who stepped in to earn extra money from the shekels.
    1. +3
      4 July 2014 13: 29
      Quote: Standard Oil
      Why Singapore needs tanks, a wonderful country, but it’s not very capable of dealing with its neighbors, they’re able to cope with it, rather, it’s the cunning Jews who stepped in to earn extra money from the shekels.

      At one time, the appearance of tanks in Singapore somewhat cooled the hot heads in Malaysia, for example
  13. +1
    4 July 2014 13: 15
    Quote: bmv04636
    and imagine if it sits so merkava then all Ales kaput who pull it will be
    The AOI has very friendly tank crews, the professor will not let you lie!
  14. Dart_Veyder
    0
    4 July 2014 13: 37
    That's interesting, and most importantly, is the trophy included?
    1. +1
      4 July 2014 13: 48
      Quote: Dart_Veyder
      That's interesting, and most importantly, is the trophy included?

      Most likely yes, since it has recently been integrated into the design
  15. Vtel
    0
    4 July 2014 14: 05
    as well as restrictions on exports from the United States, supplying a significant part of the systems and components of tanks and partially financing the program for their production, and the Israeli Ministry of Defense.


    One gang, but kosher from the states is more important. Singapore is far from Israel, and that's allowed.
  16. 0
    4 July 2014 14: 20
    In general, it turns out interesting, almost all ASEN countries urgently decided to update their tank fleet.
    The Indonesians purchased 103 Leopard-2s from Germany, of which 40 Leopard-2A4 and 63 Leopard 2 Revolution and 50 Marder 1A3 infantry fighting vehicles.

    In 2010, Malaysia received in Poland 48 PT-91M Pendekar, a version of the Polish PT-91 Twardy adapted for the conditions of Malaysia, which in turn is a version of the Soviet T-72М1. The tank is equipped with a SESM / Renk ESM 350 monoblock power unit, consisting of an upgraded Polish PZL-Wola S-1000R engine with 1000 horsepower. and Rent automatic transmission (8 gears forward and 3 gears back). This power plant is also equipped with an integrated motion control system that provides a smooth turn and control the helm instead of levers. The speed of the tank increased to 65 km / h and 20 km / h forward and reverse, respectively. On the PT-91M, the French Sagem Savan 15 SLA, the panoramic sight of the commander Sagem VIGY 15, and the laser gyroscopic guidance and ground navigation system for the Sagem SIGMA 30 tank gun are installed on the PT-15M. The Sagem Savan-0,05 control system ensures the stabilization of the gun in two planes with the accuracy of 2 mrad and is equipped with an automatic target tracking system. The upgraded Slovak-made cannon, 46A23MS, has 2% better firing accuracy than the 46A7,62M. As additional weapons, machine guns are used 12,7-mm FN MAG and 2-mm and Browning M3. The tank is also equipped with a complex of electro-optical active protection against high-precision weapons Obra-3, the French communication system Thales, DZ ERAWA 570, German tracks Type 2003P (Diehl Remscheid GmbH). The contract for the supply of tanks was signed in 2007, according to which the equipment was to be delivered over the next three years. However, due to the delay in deliveries of the LMS and on-board electronics by the French company Sagem and a number of technical difficulties, the production of tanks began only in the 2007 year. In 2009 — 48, 2010 tanks were built, which entered service with the Malaysian army in the XNUMX year.

    Singapore, in addition to 196 German Leopard 2SGs, buys another 50 Israeli Merkav Mk.4.

    Thailand, in addition to its 178 M60A1 / A3 (53 A1, 125 A3), 105 M48A5, 106 Stingray, 128 British Scorpions and 200 M-41A3, purchased 49 more Oplot-M (delivered so far 5. Contract in connection with a difficult situation in Ukraine under question).

    Vietnam, which purchased 2005 tanks from Poland in the 300 year (Polish T-72М1, according to other sources - 120-150 in 2005), is seriously considering buying a T-90.
    Myanmar bought 182 MBT-2000 from China, and in Ukraine 139 T-72.
    Such purchases by BTT are simply not made. Apparently, something very serious is being conceived ...
    1. 0
      4 July 2014 23: 19
      Quote: Novel 1977
      Such purchases by BTT are simply not made. Apparently, something very serious is being conceived ...

      This region has already been declared by the Amers as the future region of the "sphere of interests of the United States" ... The Ivy League is already in full swing preparing various specialists in this direction.

      So the next world mess is planned there.

      And Kamran, we need to return also NOW. Not in vain with Vietnam in all the work on the military-technical cooperation.
      ....................
      By comments on the article:
      All native fuel oil - a huge hello.
      Sanya - wink
      I read it with great pleasure as in the old VO, I took my soul straight on good comments.
      hi
      1. 0
        4 July 2014 23: 24
        Quote: Aleks tv
        All native fuel oil - a huge hello.

        Well, with ... a nursery.
        Yes
        drinks
  17. 0
    4 July 2014 14: 33
    but it seems to me that Singapore would be better off Octopus-SD with Kaz Arena-E
  18. 0
    4 July 2014 14: 59
    Quote: vorobey


    Kharkov citizen?
    BVTKKU, thanks for asking. Tolyan 1999!
  19. 0
    4 July 2014 16: 26
    To be honest, Singapore did not expect. T / e, I'm certainly glad, but I don’t really understand the choice. Logically, it would be worth Leo, for greater unification.
    1. 0
      4 July 2014 16: 55
      Quote: Aron Zaavi
      To be honest, Singapore did not expect. T / e, I'm certainly glad, but I don’t really understand the choice. Logically, it would be worth Leo, for greater unification.

      Israel actually built the Singapore Armed Forces. Israel and Singapore have very long and strong ties
      1. Stypor23
        -1
        4 July 2014 17: 47
        Quote: Pimply
        very old and strong ties

        I remember the same thing with Idi Amin.
        1. +1
          4 July 2014 17: 52
          Quote: Stypor23
          I remember the same thing with Idi Amin.

          With Amin were short-lived. Uganda is still quite durable.
          With whom they were really strong, it was with Iran, for example, or Turkey. This is one of those with whom they are bad now. And Russia had strong ones with the USA and with England. AND?
          1. Stypor23
            +2
            4 July 2014 18: 00
            Quote: Pimply
            Russia has been strong with the United States and with England

            Especially 70 more than a few years ago. They waited until the USSR itself did all the dirty work. For hundreds of years, they have been looking for ways, as a country of ours, to download softer, to make small and safe for themselves, in short. Such friends for and to the museum.
            1. +1
              4 July 2014 19: 16
              Quote: Stypor23
              Especially 70 more than a few years ago. They waited until the USSR itself did all the dirty work. For hundreds of years, they have been looking for ways, as a country of ours, to download softer, to make small and safe for themselves, in short. Such friends for and to the museum.

              Yeah, only my grandmother still remembers how they saved 8 with American products)
              1. Stypor23
                0
                4 July 2014 19: 28
                Yes, I also remember how, in childhood, I was poisoned by an American humanitarian aid, and my parents took me to the hospital for a week. No.
              2. 0
                4 July 2014 20: 09
                the truth is that everything was paid not with candy wrappers but with gold
                1. Stypor23
                  0
                  4 July 2014 20: 30
                  Allies for money = y, b.
                  1. +2
                    4 July 2014 21: 26
                    Quote: Stypor23
                    Allies for money = y, b.

                    Of course profited, even like. Especially taking into account the fact that Lendlis products were not paid for, and the memorable gold load was somewhat earlier than the 8 Lend Liz supply agreements)
                    1. Stypor23
                      +1
                      4 July 2014 21: 36
                      The Americans will not do anything for free, for every cent they will strangle themselves.
                      1. +1
                        5 July 2014 01: 02
                        Quote: Stypor23
                        The Americans will not do anything for free, for every cent they will strangle themselves.

                        That is why in the United States one of the leaders in charitable contributions 8)
                      2. Stypor23
                        -1
                        5 July 2014 10: 59
                        Quote: Pimply
                        That is why in the United States one of the leaders in charitable contributions 8)

                        A concrete example to whom and when donations were sent
                      3. +1
                        5 July 2014 11: 47
                        Quote: Stypor23
                        A concrete example to whom and when donations were sent

                        We will consider millions of examples? Well, let's take Citizen Gates, one of the richest people on the planet, who sent about 20 with a billion dollars to charity. Funds from their fund were allocated to a program to prevent and treat HIV / AIDS and tuberculosis, to fight malaria, to a project to immunize children in India and Africa, and other initiatives. If you want, you can dig, there are detailed reports. Well, or hospitals existing on private donations, the average amount of which is 17 bucks
                      4. Stypor23
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                        5 July 2014 12: 02
                        Do you think that, directly, Gates does it out of humane considerations and great philanthropy?
                      5. +1
                        5 July 2014 13: 45
                        Quote: Stypor23
                        Do you think that, directly, Gates does it out of humane considerations and great philanthropy?

                        Do you think that denying the obvious is clever? 8)
                        You see, I can give you thousands of examples here. Hundreds of thousands. But you will blame everyone for self-interest for one simple reason - you have blamed all Americans in advance and delivered a verdict. And no facts, data, figures will shake your faith. Ignorance is that. Knowledge is replaced by hard stone faith
                      6. Stypor23
                        +1
                        5 July 2014 17: 18
                        Quote: Pimply
                        Do you think that denying the obvious is clever?

                        Do not deny, but to figure out what is behind such altruism. Through all this help, they penetrate the country of interest to them. And through little good, then they parasitize the whole country where they sent their help. Serbs, Iraqis, Afghans, Vietnamese are very satisfied with good Americans. It is possible to collect money anywhere, the only question is who will manage all the money in the end and whether these amounts will go in the form of real help, and not to stale overdue garbage and other slag. There, the Indians also thank the beacon of freedom and democracy for their reservation and extermination. At the beginning, it would be nice for the Americans to help them, and only then to do charity work abroad.
                    2. -1
                      5 July 2014 00: 23
                      you will not deny that only the second world brought the usa out of the great depression less than all the losses (there were no destruction on its territory) earned the most
  20. +2
    4 July 2014 19: 36
    Despite its "tinyness" Singapore has quite modern Armed Forces equipped with quite modern weapons and modern military industry, in particular electronic. At the same time spending considerable funds on equipment and maintenance of its Armed Forces, Singapore manages to provide a very decent standard of living for its citizens. And this became possible after the eradication of corruption as a class in Singapore. Of course, from time to time, their Serdyukovs appear there, but they are quickly shortened to the very shoulders.
    Is Singapore going to attack? Definitely not. But there is something to protect him. After all, there is one of the largest transport hubs in the world, including Asia’s largest oil terminals, which provide oil to many countries in the region, including Australia, and are a source of very strong income for Singapore.
    If we talk about Merkava tanks, they proved their effectiveness in a real combat situation and in climatic conditions close to the conditions of Singapore (heat, humidity, etc.) Well, the size of Singapore allows it not to bother much with the transportation of heavy tanks over long distances.
  21. 0
    4 July 2014 23: 04
    in the automotive industry, everyone is obsessed with reducing weight while increasing strength characteristics with Kaz trophy, Jews are moving in the right direction, but it seems to me that the layout and mass and dimensions are in the wrong direction, they got into the wrong direction, they hit giantism that I don’t believe
    1. +3
      5 July 2014 01: 51
      In a large reserved volume, paradoxically, there are
      big plus: if you need to build up or replace weapons or
      ammunition, no need to build a new tank.
      For example, the transition to a larger caliber gun will result in many countries
      in the construction of a new tank. But not at Merkava. Gun 140 mm
      And OBPS or rockets with a length of a meter and more fit perfectly into
      existing dimensions.
      A more important factor than a small profile, as practice shows,
      is fire protection and protection of ammunition from detonation.
      1. 0
        5 July 2014 10: 47
        why didn’t they plant a miracle cannon so far the solution is on the surface you need an uninhabited tower and capsule armor, they don’t believe at all to use the engine as armor
        1. +1
          5 July 2014 23: 00
          Miracle gun 140 mm is ready for a long time and tested, and a set of shells for it.
          But there is no need. Uranium OBPS still copes with tank armor
          opponents. In Merkava-4, I repeat, it is mounted without replacing the tower.

          An uninhabited tower and an armored capsule for the crew are good ideas.
          To implement them, you need to design a new tank. While we have
          no need for that.

          I agree that making a frontal reservation like in Abrams is better.
          But the Merkava layout offers so many advantages in complex views
          combat defense, in a city that is fatal for the crew
          breaking a forehead from a short distance in an oncoming battle is not the most
          scary scenario.
      2. 0
        5 July 2014 11: 19
        Remind me how they save themselves from fires on nuclear submarines that sector where the fire and fire extinguishing system supplies inert gas. can also be done on a tank with an uninhabited tower and hermetic armor capsule

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