Russian military equipment left out once again made the Italian armored vehicles purchased 1000
Italy “Iveco” M65 multi-purpose armored vehicles
in the performance of the Russian-made armored vehicles to better than Tiger M65 multi-purpose armored vehicles
Italian newspaper freelance writer Yu Peng
to France following the purchase of “West Wind”-class amphibious ships and the purchase of advanced unmanned aerial vehicles to Israel, the Russian media has recently disclosed that the Russian Defense Ministry is negotiating with Italy, Italy plans to buy 1000 ” Iveco “M65 multi-purpose armored vehicles (also known as the heavy armored jeep). The news caused some dissatisfaction with Russian experts who insisted that Russia’s domestic enterprises are fully capable of providing more advanced than similar equipment M65.
U.S. think tank, “Geopolitics and Conflict Report” Web site on March 12 quoted the Russian “view report” news, M65 armored vehicle (nicknamed the “lynx”), developed in 2001. Mainly for tactical patrol, can carry a class of troops, with light armor, equipped with machine guns and anti-tank missiles. Defense heavy weapons because they can not, off-road capability is not as tracked vehicles, the car is more suitable for anti-guerrilla warfare in the front or the rear guard in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Italian troops in peacekeeping operations overseas performance is acceptable.
as local conflicts have occurred, of such countries in the future may increase the demand for armored vehicles. Earlier, Russia’s main armored patrol with БТР, but this vehicle is too heavy and too expensive to patrol a waste is suspected. To this end, the Russian military a few years ago said it would buy $ 60 million dollar R & D and manufacture of domestic “Tiger” armored vehicles instead. However, due to various reasons, the military has not signed the Order “Tiger” type contract. Development of the car GAZ automobile company was forced to hoard a large number of semi-finished products, suffered heavy economic losses.
analysts pointed out that the M65 armored vehicles and “Tiger”-style performance close to the Russian Defense Ministry’s military procurement program surprising, the deal seems favorable for a large business group, it could seriously damage its military business interests. Russia’s strategic analysis of the situation and Hove, director of Russia Ruth Lampe, “the newspaper reported,” said the military had previously put the words, only able to produce abroad to buy their own equipment, the situation is entirely different. Italian armored vehicles last year in the Polo Kranjcar exercise field tests conducted, results show that its performance through the ability and power than the “tiger” type worse. Now made in China better than the imported goods, and the price is relatively cheap, so why does everybody to foreign military order such vehicles?
idea that “Tiger”-style by Gorky automobile plant, and recently, another large automobile plant is preparing to replace the former monopoly of the production of military vehicles. It is because of the contradictions and struggles between business groups, the Defense Department before making this decision. But there are also Russian military-industrial sector, sources said, still unable to confirm the direction of Italy to buy armored vehicles, military news, this may be a publicity company, or a means of pressuring the company to the car.
U.S. think tank ‘report on geo-politics and conflict, “said researcher Simon Tucker commentary on the main equipment of the sources, the Soviet long-standing self-sufficient, but this tradition after the year 2007 shaken. Trapped in a shortage of funds, the integrity of the Russian military industrial past ten years, causing serious damage to its R & D capabilities has been overtaken by the pace of military modernization, so it appears the military procurement of weapons to NATO countries the phenomenon. If this become the norm, even for Moscow’s future foreign policy of the military may have long-term effects.