Czech army interested in acquiring Leopard 2A4 tanks in Spain

As reported on July 13, 2016, the Spanish web resourcewww.infodefensa.com, the delegation of the Czech army visited the storage site of the 41st group of logistic support of the Spanish army in Zaragoza, where they keep German tanks Leopard 2A4 withdrawn from service and stored for sale. The Czech delegation inspected the tanks and made sure that they were in good condition, one of the tanks was taken out of the box and demonstrated to the Czech representatives in the movement, including a demonstration of the serviceability of the turret drives and implements.
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The delegation of the Czech Army inspects the tank Leopard 2A4 in storage on the basis of the storage of the 41st logistics support group of the Spanish army in Zaragoza, July 2016 (c) www.infodefensa.com
This message demonstrates the interest of the Czech army in acquiring Leopard 2A4 tanks from Spain. Currently, the Czech army has only 30 T-72M4CZ tanks modernized in 2003-2005, which are in service with the 73rd Tank Battalion of the 7th Mechanized Brigade deployed in Praslawitz (Olomouc).Another 93 non-upgraded T-72M1 tanks are stored in the Czech Republic.
The Spanish army received 108 Leopard 2A4 tanks for rent from the presence of the German Bundeswehr in 1995, in January 2006, these tanks were finally bought by the Spanish side at a residual value of 15.124 million euros. Since the main type of tank of the Spanish army has now become 219 licensed tanks Leopard 2E (variant Leopard 2A6), 53 tanks Leopard 2A4 were withdrawn from the troops in 2012 and stored in Zaragoza. It was supposed to use 40 of them for conversion into engineering vehicles and bridge laying, however, budget funds for this were not allocated, and now the indicated 53 Leopard 2A4 tanks are offered for sale from storage.
Earlier it was reported that Peru showed interest in acquiring these 53 tanks.

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