Friday, September 18, 2015

German 'aging' Tanks Stand No Chance Against Advanced Russian Tanks – German Media


Armata tank breaks down during rehearsal.

German 'aging' Tanks Stand No Chance Against Advanced Russian Tanks – German Media. (Sputnik).

The German Armed Forces in its current state would not be capable of repelling a hypothetical attack by Russian tanks, the German media outlet Focus reported.

According to the article, although the Bundeswehr has some of the best tanks in the world in service, their combat system is aging and not that effective.


Actual tank projectiles of the German military are incapable of producing enough kinetic energy to hit the armor of Russia’s modern T-90 and updated T-80 machines, Focus explained.

Currently, Russia is implementing a modernization program for its tanks. The armor and weapons of T-90 tanks have been heavily upgraded since they entered service back in the 1990s. In 2017, the state-of-the-art Armata tank is scheduled to join the Russian military.

Due to a reform of its military Germany has reduced the number of Leopard-2 tanks in service to 225.
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