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    [*******"Blue"][SIZE="5"]Peru suspends indefinitely the purchase of Chinese tanks MBT-2000[/SIZE][/COLOR]


    The Peruvian newspaper La Republica reported that, although in recent weeks, Peruvian army received from the Chinese state-owned Norinco proposal to reduce the price of 5,8 million to 4,7 million dollars, the Minister of Defence of Peru, Rafael Rey said that the decision of the Council of National Defense suspended the acquisition of a large number of tanks, which was announced on 8 December last year.

    Peru's President Garcia said that instead of buying expensive tanks, the country needs more helicopters and transport aircraft, in particular, to support combat operations against insurgents and needs assistance to victims of disaster.

    According to sources, the defense industry, across the country has only 11 helicopters Mi-17, which is clearly not enough.

    About the decision to freeze the purchase of new tanks, it became known after the Government of Peru to Ukraine to confirm a ban on the sale of Chinese tanks Ukrainian components. Ukraine is a manufacturer of engines and transmissions for tanks MBT-2000, in which the army decided to replace the Soviet T-55. Depending on the response of Kiev, could identify promising acquisition.

    During the talks the Chinese replaced the MBT-2000 and renamed it in the TPC-2010. Tank with a new symbol, they suggested Peru and costs 4.7 million dollars per unit.

    This opposition is expressed regarding the situation with the purchase of Peruvian Chinese tanks are much more sharply, suggesting that the decision was not based on considerations of expediency, but through a more serious lobbying by the Chinese. It is noted that representatives of the army in 2009, attended KMDB. AA Morozova, bronetankostroitelnoe leading enterprise in Ukraine and had the opportunity to get acquainted with a beautiful tank MBT. Comments about it military personnel were only positive. Nevertheless, the President of Peru after visiting China took an incomprehensible decision on the passage of tanks MBT-2000 on a parade in Lima, and then on their purchase.

    But after constant maneuvering Chinese in negotiations and the replacement of the tank on the other, about which nothing is known, under pressure from the opposition, it was decided to suspend negotiations.
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    Peru's President Garcia said that instead of buying expensive tanks, the country needs more helicopters and transport aircraft, in particular, to support combat operations against insurgents and needs assistance to victims of disaster.
    ABSOLUTELY CORRECT! President Garcia, I take my hat off to you in your assesment of your armed forces needs!!!

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    A nice decision. $5.8 million for MBT-2000 was a robbery, $1 million is more like it.

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    $5.8mio ? Might as well opt for Leopard 2s

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    5.8 million?!! Hell a single T-90 cost 2.3 million, good thing they suspended this deal.

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    Peru is pretty rugged, don't see why tanks are needed

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    Quote Originally Posted by SlowMan View Post
    A nice decision. $5.8 million for MBT-2000 was a robbery, $1 million is more like it.
    Once again, you have lived up to your reputation since your ingenious contribution to the Chinese space development thread Slowman.

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    There was a thread with video that showed Peru's army justifying the purchase of the MBT-2000. Sounded as if the public was not to happy with Peru's selection, since Chile has Leopard 2's. IMO, the Leo's are superior, but that's not to say it true, since I don't think Peru would short change the national defense with substandard equipment. How is the public reacting to the cancellation? Is the media celebrating this news? lMO, its admirable that the powers that be recognized a more immediate national problem (needing helicopters) over tanks, and taking action.

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    while I agree that there is a need for more transport and attack helicopters in the Peruvian military, to cancel the purchase of a more modern replacement for the ageing T-55's, which is something that needs to happen, is still unwise. the possibility of a conflict with neighbouring Chile may not be high, but there still is that chance. sooner of later a new MBT will need to be purchased eventually, so why not discuss more favourable terms with China about the purchase of these or more advanced tanks or even tank destroyers in the future

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    lol at that price.

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    A tank is worthless for internal policing and emergency response duties.
    But air transports, especially helicopters are priceless.
    Given the earthquakes in Chile and Haiti, I'm sure the Peruvian leadership had learned its lessons in priorities.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ordie View Post
    A tank is worthless for internal policing and emergency response duties.
    But air transports, especially helicopters are priceless.
    Given the earthquakes in Chile and Haiti, I'm sure the Peruvian leadership had learned its lessons in priorities.
    Don't forget the Pisco earthquake some years ago. It's kind of shocking to see the brand new airport of the city while the rest of the town is still destroyed

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    Price does not look right. If Type-99 costs a bit over 2 million (best what china has to offer) then how can MBT-2000 cost more?

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    Well done on the choppers over the tanks. It would seem they are needed

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    Price does seem kind of odd, unless there was a LT support agreement as well ?

    Quote Originally Posted by cn_habs View Post
    Once again, you have lived up to your reputation since your ingenious contribution to the Chinese space development thread Slowman.
    As ingenious as your contribution to this thread ?

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