Armor: January 27, 2001

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Tunisia will buy 30 used AMX-30 tanks from Saudi Arabia. The Saudis have told France that they will not buy new Leclerc tanks until the 300 AMX-30s on hand (only half of which run) are sold. France has approved the re-export of the AMX-30s to Tunisia and reports indicate that they may have actually brokered the deal in order to facilitate the new sale. Tunisia has 30 M60A1 and 54 M60A3 tanks on hand.--Stephen V Cole

January 25, 2001; The British Army will buy small batches of Israeli Gill/Spike and US Javelin medium-range anti-tank missiles for a series of trials. The first round of trials will take place in October 2001 in England, with a second round to take place in Canada in January 2002. This second round is intended to determine which missile would work best in winter weather. It is expected that the British will buy 100 firing posts and 2,000 missiles for their light forces, with an in-service date of 2005. British infantry currently have no long-range anti-tank missile and no weapons with tandem warheads to defeat explosive reactive armor.--Stephen V Cole

 


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