tanks supplied by Denmark to Ukraine defective – media

34 tanks supplied by Denmark to Ukraine defective – media

Der Spiegel beforehand reported that Kiev had rejected 10 Leopard 1 tanks donated by Copenhagen due to their poor situation

Greater than 50% of a brand new batch of Leopard 1 tanks equipped by Denmark to Ukraine has turned out to be defective, Danish channel TV 2 has revealed. The {hardware} was reportedly dispatched to interchange a earlier supply from Germany that Kiev had turned down over comparable points.

In a report on Friday, TV 2 cited a written briefing by Danish Protection Minister Troels Lund Poulsen to allies, through which he acknowledged issues with 12 of the 20 tanks supplied by his nation. 

Ten of the automobiles are already in Ukraine, though Poulsen reportedly said that they’ve minor defects that are being handled by native repairmen. The opposite ten tanks are mentioned to nonetheless be in Poland, with no less than two of them having severe faults.

In February, Denmark struck a take care of Germany – which manufactures Leopard {hardware} – and the Netherlands to offer some 100 Leopard 1A5 tanks to Ukraine.

Nevertheless, in early July, the Danish Protection Ministry mentioned that the supply of the tanks was being delayed on account of technical issues involving the renovation of gun turrets.

Denmark itself decommissioned the Leopard 1A5 mannequin again in 2005. 

Earlier this week, Germany’s Der Spiegel information outlet reported that Kiev had already rejected a batch of ten Leopard 1s equipped by Germany over the automobiles’ poor situation. 

Protection Minister Poulsen admitted earlier in September that no less than six of the tanks utilized in a coaching program for Ukrainian troops had in reality been borrowed from a number of museums. 

The minister mentioned on the time that the {hardware} destined for the battlefield was in want of renovation because the tanks had “been idle for a number of years.”

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