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Nexter intends to resume production of Leclerc tank

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The French resource opex360.com said that according to its data, Saudi Arabia became interested tanks Leclerc, and in the future can buy a "huge" number of these machines. At the same time, the production of Leclerc tanks was discontinued in 2003. The blog article cites the blog “Au Yémen, le char Leclerc a fait forte impression” bmpd.


Nexter intends to resume production of Leclerc tank


“During the hearings in the French parliament, the head of Nexter Systems, Stephen Mayer (Stéphane Mayer), who previously produced Leclerc, said that there was interest in the tank from customers from the Middle East region. It has increased especially since the UAE used it during the fighting in Yemen, ”the article says.

“The application of Leclerc in Yemen made a strong impression on the military countries of the region. The prospect of buying a French-made tank will force the question of restarting the production line. However, this will already be with a different industrial cooperation, ”said Meyer.

According to him, “within the framework of the alliance of the Nexter and Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (Germany) companies, research is underway to determine the appearance of a promising armored vehicle that will replace the Leclerc and Leopard 2 tanks.”

"To determine the future demand, the company will form working groups, groups for consultation and exchange between the ministries of defense of France and Germany," - added the head of the company.

He also said that the combined company "focuses on the development of a completely new tank, which will absorb the characteristics of the French and German tanks, or even a revolutionary concept, within the framework of which unified connections of tanks and uninhabited ground vehicles will operate."

Any specifics from the mouth of Meier did not sound. However, he noted that manufacturers will carefully listen to the wishes of potential buyers, which will help them more clearly determine the appearance of the future car.
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  1. Dam
    Dam 17 March 2016 16: 31
    +9
    Did the Fifth Republic Get Rich? Or a new buyer drew? Cold war in action. Here it is a magical stimulating power from Almaty
    1. bulvas
      bulvas 17 March 2016 16: 34
      +17
      Strange some kind of this Saudi Arabia

      Darts around, offers everyone giant arms contracts

      1. user1212
        user1212 17 March 2016 16: 44
        +14
        Quote: bulvas
        Strange some kind of this Saudi Arabia
        Darts around, offers everyone giant arms contracts

        The answer is simple. A lot of money was swelled into the army, and as it came to business, the result is zilch. The Saudis cannot blame themselves for their inability to create a combat-ready army, which means outdated and inefficient weapons. And if the culprits (arms suppliers) are found, then their replacement is coming. Well, or an attempt to replace. I doubt that the Americans will give up this market without a fight. Yes, and they say, the Arabs resisted
        1. Temples
          Temples 17 March 2016 17: 19
          +5
          as part of the alliance of Nexter and Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (Germany), research is being conducted to determine the appearance of a promising armored vehicle


          But what about the competition?
          Fans of the market are silent on this fact.
          Where are the screams of monopoly? Where are the cries for a dead end development system?

          Did the bourgeois realize that the best needs to be kept together?

          Liberasts, answer this only in Russia you need to divide the strong into parts for "competition"?
        2. Pirogov
          Pirogov 17 March 2016 17: 24
          +2
          Quote: user1212
          The answer is simple. A lot of money was swelled into the army, and as it came to business, the result is zilch. The Saudis cannot blame themselves for their inability to create a combat-ready army, which means outdated and inefficient weapons. And if the culprits (arms suppliers) are found, then their replacement is coming. Well, or an attempt to replace. I doubt that the Americans will give up this market without a fight. Yes, and they say, the Arabs resisted

          They correctly noticed, for example, firewood abrams if there are no special shells, but the leclerc has an advantage in my opinion.
          1. mr.Evil
            mr.Evil 17 March 2016 21: 33
            0
            There are advantages, but there are enough shortcomings (price, maintenance, retraining). The French themselves do not fight them, only ride parades. Again, time to restart production. If only out of stock to sell.
            1. aba
              aba 18 March 2016 01: 55
              0
              The French themselves do not fight them, only ride parades.

              I read something like a note about French tanks, our tankman wrote that he participated in a demonstration of our equipment in one of the countries of the Arabian Peninsula, where they just crossed with the Leclrecs, who arrived at the training ground on tank carriers. Our arrived at the position under their own power and shot back, and the French still did not enter the position, when our asked, because of the delay, the answer was received that the automated machine requires starting and tuning the electronics. These are their tanks.
          2. vvp2412
            vvp2412 18 March 2016 09: 31
            0
            There was an article 2-3 a year ago about Leclerc tanks in exercises with Ukraine ...
            Landfill tank, not for war ...
            Very demanding on service, the harp is weak ... Well, in general, it is better to carry it on a trailer, rather than self-propelled ..
          3. vvp2412
            vvp2412 18 March 2016 09: 44
            0
            http://armor.kiev.ua/Tanks/Modern/France/

            Here it is this article.

            http://warfiles.ru/show-96347-yakoby-pervyy-zahvachennyy-husitami-tank-leclerc.h
            tml

            And here is an article about the first captured Leclerc in Yemen.
        3. Maxom75
          Maxom75 17 March 2016 17: 55
          +4
          This Amer’s weapons are not effective? Wow! What anti-advertising.)) They are fighting on US equipment, officers trained by US instructors are fighting, and the result is simply the fantastic inefficiency of the army of the SA and the UAE. I understand their fear of the Iranian army. In the event of a direct conflict, the Saudis clearly have little chance. Although the Iranians have not shown themselves very well in Syria. Then everyone wonders why Israel is smashing all Arabs.
        4. The stranger
          The stranger 18 March 2016 00: 40
          +2
          At one time, we had many students from Palestine. They did not study at all, they arrived as a reward for military exploits there at home.
          So from them I know that Arabs are actually cowards. How it comes to battle - go out. But by their cowardly standards, there are cowards from cowards, to all cowards cowards. It is easy to recognize them - by black bagels on the head. Well, the Saudis. The Palestinians had a very unprinted opinion about them.
          The Saudis had a lot of Russian equipment, which was not even in Russia. And what? Donbass began generally with cuttings for shovels.
          You cannot fight with one heart. And to fight without a heart - absolutely nothing.
          Let them play thimbles. IMHO of course, but both of them - long behind the scenes.
      2. FenH
        FenH 17 March 2016 16: 47
        +5
        Quote: bulvas
        Strange some kind of this Saudi Arabia

        Darts around, offers everyone giant arms contracts

        Her Germans sent their tanks (by the way, the Germans refused sour money), And she had money like a fool shag. They liked our T-90s, only the Americans would not approve of such a purchase in life
      3. Rokossovsky
        Rokossovsky 17 March 2016 16: 54
        +9
        Darts around, offers everyone giant arms contracts

        Rumor has it that the Hussites with rocket attacks seriously destroy their armored vehicles at forward bases ...
      4. RUS96
        RUS96 17 March 2016 16: 54
        +2
        The Saudis have bought something old from my children. At the dacha there are several boxes, even my iron blue steam engine is gathering dust. Well, what if loot is done laughing
      5. APASUS
        APASUS 17 March 2016 18: 46
        0
        Quote: bulvas
        Strange some kind of this Saudi Arabia

        Darts around, offers everyone giant arms contracts

        Why is it not clear, after all, they bought from the United States under 1000 Abrams M1, exactly how much is not clear. And in general, the action itself is not clear, why ??? Indeed, having entered into negotiations with the Houthis, armed by the Ansar Allah units, Saudi Arabia practically admits its defeat, although it carefully denies it.
        Al-Mayadin TV reported on Tuesday about secret negotiations between Houthis and Saudi representatives, which began about a week ago on the border of the two countries.

        More on TASS:
        http://tass.ru/mezhdunarodnaya-panorama/2725535
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    3. Bayonet
      Bayonet 17 March 2016 16: 35
      +2
      Quote: Damm
      Did the Fifth Republic Get Rich? Or a new buyer drew?

      This is written in the first lines! smile
      "Saudi Arabia is interested in Leclerc tanks, and in the future may buy a 'huge' amount of these vehicles."
      And more:
      “The use of Leclerc in Yemen made a strong impression on the military in the region. The prospect of buying a French-made tank will force the question of restarting the production line. "
      1. Michael67
        Michael67 17 March 2016 16: 50
        +4
        There are no fools in the world (except dill). All, more or less weighty in the international arena, think and develop weapons for the future. If the Saudi Arabians are ready to buy, it means they don’t expect peace in their region.
      2. Dam
        Dam 17 March 2016 17: 31
        0
        These overeating dollars of hypertrophied dwarfs are a very bad buyer. They are interested in everything, only they do not bring anything to mind, except for deliveries from P.indostan
    4. sub307
      sub307 17 March 2016 16: 48
      0
      "Or is there a new buyer?" Well ..., the "fifth republic", of course, has its own reasons on the topic. However, it is believed that "A large amount of sophisticated electronic equipment has led to a potentially lower reliability and significant cost of the tank, which hinders both its massive use by France itself and export prospects."
      At http://topwar.ru/21489-na-chto-sposoben-amh-56-leclerc.html there was already an article on AMX-56 Leclerc.
      1. yushch
        yushch 17 March 2016 17: 57
        +3
        Quote: sub307
        "Or is there a new buyer?" Well ..., the "fifth republic", of course, has its own reasons on the topic. However, it is believed that "A large amount of sophisticated electronic equipment has led to a potentially lower reliability and significant cost of the tank, which hinders both its massive use by France itself and export prospects."
        At http://topwar.ru/21489-na-chto-sposoben-amh-56-leclerc.html there was already an article on AMX-56 Leclerc.


        As far as I heard, the main drawback of LeClerk is its price. Due to the use of expensive hull reservation materials, this tank is the most expensive MBT in the world; the French themselves have about 800, if I am not mistaken. It was because of its armor that this tank proved to be on the good side when conducting b / d, because until that moment LeKlerk had not been used nirazu in combat. Well, the Saudis can afford to dump such money for these cars, at least for the time being.
    5. demo
      demo 17 March 2016 16: 52
      +1
      You can even say Armata - this is the power of life!
      1. jjj
        jjj 17 March 2016 17: 48
        0
        Or maybe it is such a smoothing of the Wahhabis' guilt before the French?
        1. mirag2
          mirag2 17 March 2016 17: 59
          0
          progress is not worth it. The French found money for production, and from the STORONY. And together with the Germans, these grandmothers will invest in the development of the antagonist "Armata".
    6. Lt. Air Force stock
      Lt. Air Force stock 17 March 2016 18: 15
      -1
      Quote: Damm
      Did the Fifth Republic Get Rich? Or a new buyer drew? Cold war in action. Here it is a magical stimulating power from Almaty

      They do the right thing, buy little by little from different suppliers, so that in case of a political conflict there are no problems with the maintenance of equipment and the supply of spare parts.
    7. Homo
      Homo 17 March 2016 18: 44
      +1
      Quote: Damm
      Did the Fifth Republic Get Rich? Or a new buyer drew? Cold war in action. Here it is a magical stimulating power from Almaty

      A story to read is not fate? Not ashamed to write comments without reading?
      For information - "The French resource opex360.com reported that according to the information it has, Saudi Arabia is interested in Leclerc tanks, and in the future may buy a" huge "amount of these machines." hi
    8. vlad_vlad
      vlad_vlad 17 March 2016 21: 47
      0
      here, in my opinion, everything is thinner.
      The Saudis wanted Leopard, but the German parliament refused. Then the German KMW said that the German parliament restricts development and export, and the only way out is to merge with someone in another country (for example, with Nexter) and produce a "joint" tank and get an export license for it in another country.

      in short - I think that this is an attempt by the Saudis to get a new joint tank (Leopard 3) bypassing the German parliament. Leclerc will die at the time of the merger with KMW.
  2. PKK
    PKK 17 March 2016 16: 33
    -2
    Have the UAE got extra money? Before whom hang out at Leklerks? The goods are not fresh. The rebels will learn to burn them, like Abrash.
    1. Igor39
      Igor39 17 March 2016 16: 43
      +2
      An article about Saudi Arabia says the UAE is a different country.
    2. Pereira
      Pereira 17 March 2016 16: 46
      +1
      I would say the problem is different.
      When the French resume production, the war is already over.
      If the Saudis need right now, they should go to the Chinese to bow.
    3. FenH
      FenH 17 March 2016 16: 49
      +1
      Quote: PKK
      Have the UAE got extra money? Before whom hang out at Leklerks? The goods are not fresh. The rebels will learn to burn them, like Abrash.

      And here the UAE, here they write about SA. By the way, the UAE is not bad at investing in the development of Russian weapons, and the results are remarkable good
  3. Pereira
    Pereira 17 March 2016 16: 44
    0
    Abrams no longer listed?
    Symptomatic, however.
    Is there a new champion on the podium?
  4. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 17 March 2016 16: 48
    0
    The Saudi Abrams have not shown themselves. We decided that the French Leclercs (by the way, with an automatic loader!) Are better. If they tried the T-90, they would have completely "softened", but they will not sell our weapons to the Saudis - they are somehow wrong, they are chopping heads in the squares.
    1. FenH
      FenH 17 March 2016 17: 16
      0
      Quote: Mountain Shooter
      The Saudi Abrams have not shown themselves. We decided that the French Leclercs (by the way, with an automatic loader!) Are better. If they tried the T-90, they would have completely "softened", but they will not sell our weapons to the Saudis - they are somehow wrong, they are chopping heads in the squares.

      ours just wanted them to sell the T-90, and the Sauds liked it, only the Americans didn’t approve the deal. And in most cases they’ve chopped their heads right. For Drugs, Homosexuality, Alcoholism
  5. black
    black 17 March 2016 16: 50
    +1
    In French, there is codisin and more simply than in t-90. Arabs.
    1. fzr1000
      fzr1000 17 March 2016 17: 15
      +3
      Our export armored vehicles also have air conditioning.
  6. engineer74
    engineer74 17 March 2016 16: 57
    -2
    “The use of Leclerc in Yemen made a strong impression on the military countries of the region.

    "Abrams", presumably, did not make such an impression? smile
    Nothing, someone will throw a thread of ATGMs at the Houthis fresher and the "military of the region's countries" will run to UVZ for "Armata", but who will give them ... laughing
  7. sir_obs
    sir_obs 17 March 2016 17: 03
    +5
    Our tank crew told us about this tank when they were in the emirates, our infantry fighting vehicles were sold to them. Electronics go to the leclerc after a march, even a small one requires adjustment and a full cycle of checks. From the march to the battle will not work in any way.
  8. dchegrinec
    dchegrinec 17 March 2016 17: 03
    +2
    The Saudis, as obsessed ones, buy Western technology and then profound it in Yemen. It's funny all.
    1. abrakadabre
      abrakadabre 17 March 2016 21: 19
      0
      The Saudis, as obsessed ones, buy Western technology and then profound it in Yemen. It's funny all.
      This is reminiscent of waste disposal.
  9. raid14
    raid14 17 March 2016 17: 23
    +1
    "Leclercs" in Yemen (in comparison with "Abrams") showed themselves well in armor protection and comfort for the "pampered" crew.
  10. Ros 56
    Ros 56 17 March 2016 17: 32
    +1
    So it’s not new, so it’s necessary to renew. Only he has a cosmic price, for which the Saudis bought, it is not clear.
  11. barbiturate
    barbiturate 17 March 2016 19: 20
    +1
    Apparently Leclerc tactically better applied and immediately liked smile After all, the strength of any technique in its competent use and interaction with other types of troops. Perhaps the UAE army is better trained or entered the battle in the direction where the Hussites did not have enough ATGMs and Leclerc immediately showed himself as a prodigy.

    It can also be assumed that the French car has better protection from the automatic loader. The reserved volume is significantly less than that of Abrams and the layout is denser. For example, in comparative descriptions it is indicated that Leclerc is 8.4 tons lighter than Abrams, but carries 5 !! tons more armor. Although a very moody tank Leclerc.

    Also, questions about the production of this machine. 13 years have passed since this tank has ceased to be produced, how long does it take to resume production? Well, no less than a year or two, and when will the Saudis have a "huge" number? In 10 years, and they need them in 10 years? smile
  12. faterdom
    faterdom 17 March 2016 21: 38
    +1
    And who is this nut 360? Is it not a peddler of another gossip, for some reason the necessary KSA?
    Does anyone remember how, six months ago, the same KSA "intends to buy Iskander OTR complexes from Russia? At that time it was a lure so that we would give Assad to be torn apart for this" pie in the sky. "
  13. shinobi
    shinobi 18 March 2016 04: 46
    0
    The Saudis were very disappointed in their Abrams, to put it mildly, the declared characteristics do not distract from reality. They are burning from the Soviet production of RPGs and PTRK like fireworks. With our T90, the bummer went out. The French would need to restore the production chain first. They would rather agree with the Germans, but they would have their tanks They sell it extremely reluctantly. In short, it looks like a stuffing.
  14. Wolka
    Wolka 18 March 2016 06: 07
    0
    all the same, it will not help the Saudis become stronger than the Aboriginal people from Yemen, war is a science, you need to learn it with sweat and blood, well, and have some courage in fact, which is simply not bought for money ...
  15. Askiz
    Askiz 18 March 2016 06: 39
    0
    Quote: Michael67
    There are no fools in the world (except dill)


    just because of this plus set wassat