The Defense Ministry is considering the sale of 40-50 AMV Patria armored vehicles that are manufactured in Đuro Đakovic and thus earned funds would be directed to equip the Navy patrol boats, bringing Defender.hr portal.
Writing of this site was generally confirmed to Večernji list by MOD, but also emphasized that no decision has been made on the sale.
- MOD is already aware that at the moment and the pace of production not all contracted vehicles are necessary. We welcome the efforts of Patria and Đuro Đaković for sale in third markets. Using vehicles from MOD's quota for such sale would, among other things, provide „easier breathing " in regard of budgetary costs - said high-ranking source in the ministry.
Ministry of Defense, if such agreement with a third country is achieved, would have at their disposal several hundred million kunas more than previously planned, which could be used in realization of their priorities. One of them, states Defense Ministry is the procurement of patrol boats for the Coast Guard.