Thursday, November 13, 2014

Pentagon sends to Greece, hundreds of tanks and military vehicles motorized

The first granted M577A2, M113A2, M901A2 by US Army for Greece

According to exclusive information magazine "Greek Defence & Technology" arrived in Pireas and Thessaloniki Porto, the ship carrying the first batch of licensed Armored Personnel Carriers (APC) M113 and special editions, and trucks HEMTT from US surpluses. Already ongoing preparations in 308 Advance Base Factory for necessary inspection before vehicles promoted in her units.

Reminded that granted a total of 460 M113 family vehicles namely 225 M113A2 APC, 128 command vehicles M577A2, 106 Vehicles Improved TOW (ITV) M901A2 equipped with twin launcher M220 TOW, and one M106 4,2in. This M106 is the latest vehicle type in functional status in the United States and granted the Greek side, which is now the largest user. 

The arrival of the M113A2 will allow the withdrawal of the remaining around 210 BMP-1, which suffer from a lack of spare parts.

Also granted approximately 320 trucks HEMTT (Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck) from Oshkosh, types M977 and M985 general transport trucks M978P1, tank transporter and recovery vehicles.

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