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Hundreds Of Armored Vehicles Face Retirement In Budget Move

April 23 2012


The Austrian government is moving ahead with plans to decommission hundreds of armored vehicles, including tanks, self-propelled and anti-aircraft guns, reports

The Defense Ministry expects to remove around 750 of 1,150 armored vehicles from service by 2014. These vehicles will be sold, scrapped or used for spare parts, according to a ministry release.

The actions are expected to produce savings of about 15 million euros (US$20 million) and generate...

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