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A batch of 4 CVR (T) armored vehicles arrived in Latvia

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The Latvian Defense Ministry reported receiving the first batch of 4 light tracked armored vehicles of the CVR (T) family (Combat Vehicle Reconnaissance (Tracked)) from the British Armed Forces, reports blog Center for Analysis of Strategies and Technologies.




“Judging from the photographs, the FV107 Scimitar (combat reconnaissance vehicle with 30-mm cannon), FV103 Spartan (armored personnel carrier), FV104 Samaritan (armored medical vehicle) and FV105 Sultan (command vehicle) and the FVXNUMX Samaritan (armored medical vehicle) and FVXNUMX Sultan (command vehicle) were delivered by one vehicle of type FVXNUMX (armored medical vehicle) and FVXNUMX Sultan (command vehicle) and were delivered by FVXNUMX Samaritan (armored medical vehicle) and FVXNUMX Sultan (command vehicle) and delivered with one vehicle of the types in the material.

This technique will be used in the training of Latvian mechanics and technicians at a military base located in Adazi.

The United Kingdom and Latvia signed a contract for the supply of 123 units of the CVR (T) family in September of 2014. The total cost of the agreement was 39.4 million pounds. In addition to the armored vehicles themselves, spare parts and personnel training are provided.

The CVR (T) family was manufactured by Avlis from 1971 to 1986. They were part of the British army until the 1990-ies, and then they began to gradually be removed from service. As of the beginning of this year, the British military had 592 units - 276 FV103 Spartan, 201 FV107 Scimitar, 48 FV105 Sultan, 39 FV104 Samaritan and 28 FV106 Samson.



“Latvia’s purchase of CVR (T) family vehicles from the presence of the British army caused a considerable surprise to observers (including some British ones) last year, as these vehicles are now considered completely obsolete, and their combat value in a modern-type conflict against well-equipped heavy weapons the enemy is highly questionable. It is noteworthy that although the vehicles of this family were popular in the “third world” countries in 1970-1980-s, however, Latvia turned out to be the only country flattered by the presence of the British army, ”the article says.
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  1. Dezinto
    Dezinto 8 September 2015 09: 06 New
    +19
    What big-eyed headlights ...

    And the shaves caught the wave! Ukraine nafig nobody needs the saxons .... now Latvia is outdated broniki!

    We realized that schizophrenic Russophobia - gives a real exhaust!

    It means that they will continue to print intensively in "SUN" and other "Daily" - that the Russians are about to attack ALL ON THE LIGHT AT ONCE !!! ))) And a few more years they will sell their potential scrap metal to all those subscribed)))
    1. Finches
      Finches 8 September 2015 09: 14 New
      +15
      Now inspired by the Latvians, having felt the influx of unprecedented strength, with tripled enthusiasm they will begin to yap at Russia! laughing
      1. KBR109
        KBR109 8 September 2015 09: 25 New
        +1
        But what kind of stupidity - one machine of different types? Will they try the candy and buy it?
        1. Byshido_dis
          Byshido_dis 8 September 2015 09: 30 New
          +2
          Great Britain and Latvia signed a contract for the supply of 123 units of the CVR (T) family of equipment ...
          123 pieces are no longer muhra khukhs, enough to provoke at the border ...
      2. Now we are free
        Now we are free 8 September 2015 09: 25 New
        +11
        I'm waiting for everything when the British “Saracens” are driven to someone from “MILOROUSOPHOBOV” under the guise of the latest multifunctional combat vehicle ...
        1. Now we are free
          Now we are free 8 September 2015 09: 28 New
          +8
          By the way, notice how much the landing and the crew are sitting in this Pepelats, when an RPG hits, you can drop the entire diamond-shaped corps at once into the grave ...
      3. marlin1203
        marlin1203 8 September 2015 09: 52 New
        +1
        4 wedges ... everything can be done in front-line operations ... for breaking ... laughing
      4. insafufa
        insafufa 8 September 2015 09: 58 New
        -1
        Well, they are all made on the famous platform of the BRM Scarpion of the early 70s
    2. Sid.74
      Sid.74 8 September 2015 09: 24 New
      +3
      UK and Latvia have signed a supply contract 123 units of the CVR (T) family in September 2014. The total cost of the agreement was 39.4million pounds.

      Ha-ha-ha, and in my naivety I thought that the Ukrainians were the only ones to whom rusty English rubbish was smelled, even though a couple of years ago the Saxons wrote off.
      E-no, Square Latvians are ahead of the rest of the world ... they bought a rusty Mr. (for 4068948000 rubles, how many T-72 tanks?) That were written off by another 1990 year ... peremoga definitely.laughing
    3. Sid.74
      Sid.74 8 September 2015 09: 31 New
      +5
      Quote: DEZINTO
      What big-eyed headlights ...

      It is they who look at the “puss in boots” to meet with the T-72 ... laughing

      Similar after all devils ... laughing
    4. self-propelled
      self-propelled 8 September 2015 09: 54 New
      +5
      this is power! already 4 armored personnel carrier (in essence). fear the adversary Putin! sprats will take revenge! wassat
    5. Capacitor
      Capacitor 8 September 2015 11: 19 New
      +1
      Combat Vehicle Reconnaissance - CVR (T) - a series of armored combat vehicles, first developed in the UK in the 1960s by Alvis to replace the previous development of the same company, the Saladin armored car. CVR (T) modifications include, in particular, Scorpion and Simitar light tanks, the Spartan armored personnel carrier, the Striker self-propelled anti-tank missile launcher, and the Sultan command post vehicle.

      All CVR (T) modifications have the same type of suspension, engine and welded armored hull made of aluminum armor. In total, over 3500 vehicles of this class entered the arsenal of the British armed forces and armies of other countries. CVR (T), who participated in the Falkland War, the Persian Gulf War and (in service with UN peacekeepers) during the Bosnian conflict, were gradually withdrawn from service in the British army at the end of the 2020th and beginning of the XNUMXst centuries. The end of the service life of the remaining machines in the family is scheduled for XNUMX

      Balts as usual leaked garbage type like Svidomo Saxons. An old armored personnel carrier with a large-caliber will sew these heads like a butter knife.
      1. Weyland
        Weyland 8 September 2015 20: 17 New
        0
        Quote: Kondensator
        in order to replace in operation the previous development of the same company - the Saladin armored car. CVR (T) modifications include, in particular, Scorpion and Simitar light tanks, the Spartan armored personnel carrier, the Striker self-propelled anti-tank missile launcher, and the Sultan command post vehicle.


        Saladin (Salah al-Din) - the famous Egyptian Sultan, winner of Richard the Lionheart;
        "Simitar" - European pronunciation of the word "shemsher" (persian saber)
        Sultan - No comments.
        It seems that the Islamists in Britain have dug in quite a while ... wink
    6. Zoldat_A
      Zoldat_A 8 September 2015 11: 49 New
      +3
      Quote: DEZINTO
      It means that they will continue to print intensively in "SUN" and other "Daily" - that the Russians are about to attack ALL ON THE LIGHT AT ONCE !!! )))

      "SUN" and the other "Daily" probably sit and think - is it possible or not Russia to declare war on the whole world? Here is the whole sea war declared Russia almost 100 years ago, remember. And so that Russia? In Britain, then there will be no rusty nails - everything will be sold out. The Baltic states only want to - here I also found a worthy technique - well, patch up a little. So in the Baltic States there is no plywood, or what?
      1. Dezinto
        Dezinto 8 September 2015 12: 33 New
        +4
        Balts........
        1. Zoldat_A
          Zoldat_A 8 September 2015 16: 39 New
          +1
          Quote: DEZINTO
          Balts........

          Pupil, probably.... laughing
      2. Deniska
        Deniska 8 September 2015 16: 46 New
        +1
        Surely this is STUG ... The poor fellow survived)) Soon, NATO will participate in the exercises))
  2. oleg-gr
    oleg-gr 8 September 2015 09: 07 New
    +9
    The Britons rake and recycle the old trash at the expense of the Balts. How well the arms acquisition system is built in NATO. Immediately visible division into the first and second grade.
  3. 79807420129
    79807420129 8 September 2015 09: 08 New
    +10
    Here you go, they will surpass the best army in Europe
  4. Imigrantt
    Imigrantt 8 September 2015 09: 10 New
    +2
    Container for sprats from the "generous", fraternal Britain !!!!! lol
  5. Cruorvult
    Cruorvult 8 September 2015 09: 12 New
    +3
    Such cuties, surety with RMB make their way soldier
    1. Revolver
      Revolver 8 September 2015 09: 33 New
      +2
      It’s unlikely that they will be with RMBs, but PTR, in principle, can break through, if not head-on, then on board. And RPGs, even in the most basic version of RPG-7, will definitely strike from either side.
  6. 2224460
    2224460 8 September 2015 09: 15 New
    +3
    A batch of 4 CVR (T) armored vehicles arrived in Latvia
    And Latvia felt like an invincible armada, we are waiting for “Russophobic” statements from the Latvian Ministry of Defense, how they will stop the “Russian hordes” near the borders of Europe.
  7. Magic archer
    Magic archer 8 September 2015 09: 16 New
    +3
    Not okay! Instead of scrapping, suck these buckets to the bastards! ”))) Ukrainians already have experience using English sheds called Saxon, which they can’t drop into a small slide and roll on their side!))) Bravo , Well this must be so thought out !!))) lol
  8. Million
    Million 8 September 2015 09: 16 New
    +3
    A party of 4 armored vehicles arrived in Latvia

    And the Latvian armed forces have now become 2 times stronger!)
    1. raid14
      raid14 8 September 2015 09: 21 New
      0
      Judging by the number and quality of cars 4 times stronger!
  9. Yun Klob
    Yun Klob 8 September 2015 09: 22 New
    +2
    Slowly, slowly, the shock force is being assembled.
  10. Arktidianets
    Arktidianets 8 September 2015 09: 24 New
    +4
    Almost armored division, now you can move to Moscow laughing
  11. Sergey-72
    Sergey-72 8 September 2015 09: 28 New
    +1
    The British have attached all their retro-technology. Usually they say, "I'm not so rich as to buy anything ....", the Balts refute this expression, probably they got rich on selling sprats to the EU.
  12. SibRUS
    SibRUS 8 September 2015 09: 29 New
    0
    What the hell are they for? After all, they don’t have airborne forces and transport aircraft? fool
    1. Sid.74
      Sid.74 8 September 2015 09: 42 New
      0
      Quote: SibRUS
      Why the hell are they?

      They will be used as a moving shield in front of the Abrams. crying
      1. Weyland
        Weyland 8 September 2015 20: 19 New
        0
        Quote: Sid.74
        shita before the abrams


        shita - this is in the sense shit-a or still a typo? wink
  13. Stinger
    Stinger 8 September 2015 09: 38 New
    +3
    A great way to recycle old appliances! Which is why the Russian “threat” is good. But she is getting stronger all the time! The Russians are already close to NATO bases. And there is still a lot of trash.
  14. another RUSICH
    another RUSICH 8 September 2015 09: 42 New
    +2
    as I understand it, the flow of scrap metal from Russia has dried up, now they are buying it from England?)))
  15. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 8 September 2015 09: 42 New
    +2
    since these vehicles are now considered completely obsolete, and their combat value in a modern-type conflict against an enemy well equipped with heavy weapons is highly questionable

    According to the possibilities (availability of money) and technology. The British really get rid of obsolete equipment, and even for pounds. Well, Latvia can be congratulated on the "new thing."
  16. Sibbars
    Sibbars 8 September 2015 09: 43 New
    0
    Disposal in full swing pret.
  17. Kapralwdw
    Kapralwdw 8 September 2015 09: 45 New
    +1
    Quote: Sid.74
    Quote: DEZINTO
    What big-eyed headlights ...

    It is they who look at the “puss in boots” to meet with the T-72 ... laughing

    Similar after all devils ... laughing


    But what does he have triplex just ahead of? But how to look around? Or shaving is inappropriately! laughing
  18. atamankko
    atamankko 8 September 2015 09: 53 New
    +1
    Are you scared? I don’t.
  19. Evil 55
    Evil 55 8 September 2015 10: 01 New
    +1
    Such a funny Luparik ... But it burns, how cool ...
  20. saturn.mmm
    saturn.mmm 8 September 2015 10: 08 New
    +4
    It is noteworthy that although the cars of this family were popular in the “third world” countries in the 1970-1980s, however, Latvia was the only country flattered by the used CVR (T) from the presence of the British army, ”the material says.

    What they gave and took, in comparison with the Saxons purchased from the British by Ukraine, the Latvians received very advanced equipment.
    For comparison.
  21. sanain
    sanain 8 September 2015 10: 25 New
    +2
    God, what a junk =)
    1. saturn.mmm
      saturn.mmm 8 September 2015 17: 29 New
      0
      Quote: sanain
      God, what a junk =)

      Vehicles of the BMD-1 type in the Russian army have not yet been decommissioned, but they will probably be older than the British-British armored vehicles.
      1. Weyland
        Weyland 8 September 2015 20: 21 New
        0
        Quote: saturn.mmm
        Vehicles of the BMD-1 type in the Russian army have not yet been decommissioned, but they will probably be older than the British-British armored vehicles.


        We are his only not yet written off - but do not buy at the price of super modern! There is a difference? Less to you - and deserving!
  22. Sergey Vladimirovich
    Sergey Vladimirovich 8 September 2015 10: 29 New
    +3
    machines of this family were popular in the "third world" in the 1970-1980s

    If we take into account that now the middle of the 10th, 21st centuries and more than 40 years have passed, then Latvia can be safely attributed to the country of the "fifth", and maybe even the "sixth" world laughing And the dough was not so weakly dumped for half a century of scrap ... Well, then, for a couple of decades, they will start buying spades, armor, chain mail from some European museums ... Regression is evident. repeat
  23. provincial
    provincial 8 September 2015 10: 31 New
    +3
    Ukraine will transfer part of its fleet.
  24. roskot
    roskot 8 September 2015 10: 59 New
    +2
    They occupied the second place in the export of colormet in due time, now they will occupy the first in ferrous metal.
  25. Horn
    Horn 8 September 2015 12: 27 New
    0
    Well, be afraid, Rasea! As many as 4 used armored vehicles, one and a half tanks and an inflatable boat! The badger is terrible in anger!
  26. roskot
    roskot 8 September 2015 13: 30 New
    +1
    Someone four armored vehicles of the old modification in joy. And for some, the order for eight SU 30 CM is too small.
  27. k_ply
    k_ply 8 September 2015 17: 46 New
    +1

    Heh! these animals can fight with our “most modern highly protected” armored vehicles, such as BMP-1 / -2, BRDM-2, BTR-70 / -80, MT-LB.
    For the British themselves, CVR (T) family infantry fighting vehicles are still used exclusively in reconnaissance units (separate regiments and reconnaissance platoons of motorized infantry battles and tank regiments), and did you think that these kids are used to crack defense and frontal attacks?
  28. Weyland
    Weyland 8 September 2015 20: 11 New
    0
    The UK and Latvia signed a contract for the supply of 123 units of the CVR (T) family in September 2014. The total value of the agreement amounted to 39.4 million pounds.

    It turns out that 320 pieces pounds (i.e., about half a million bucks., Or 33 million rubles) per piece? BTR-80 is the same old, but at least 10 times cheaper!
    Of course, the cut and rollback is a purely Russian phenomenon, and civilized European Latvia is unfamiliar with this phenomenon ... laughing
    1. Weyland
      Weyland 8 September 2015 20: 35 New
      0
      Sorry, maybe I'm unfair: it did not cut and rollback ... - but much worse.
      In the Commonwealth there was such a thing as propination - the monopoly of the nobility on the production of vodka in their possessions. So, to ensure proper marketing, the nobleman simply obliged their slaves to buy from him vodka in the amount in which his clairvoyance will be pleasing.
      Perhaps there were no kickbacks - servants simply ordered to buy this trash at the price indicated by the master!
  29. iov
    iov 31 October 2015 11: 31 New
    0
    Quote: insafufa
    Well, they are all made on the famous platform of the BRM Scarpion of the early 70s

    Scarpion ..... what is serious ??? !!!