29 Jul '12, 12pm

After Saudi-Arabia, Qatar is also Interested in German Leopard 2 Tanks: The emirate of Qatar has expressed inter...

Qatar is also interested in the German Leopard 2 tanks. The emirate of Qatar has expressed interest in buying up to 200 Leopard 2 tanks, the german magazine Der SPIEGEL wrote. It is not clear whether the tanks are new production or refurbished from the German Army surplus stocks. A delegation from the tank manufacturer Krauss-Maffei Wegmann travelled several weeks ago to Qatar to discuss the project. Unlike the opposition the proposed sale of similar tanks to Saudi Arabia, offering the tanks to Qatar has not caused any adverse objections in Germany.Another customer for the used German tanks is Indonesia. Jakarta is about to receive 100 tanks by October, if the acquisition will pass the German Parliament objections. Such objections, particularly by the left parties, have aborted Berlin’s plans to sell 270 of the latest model Leopard 2 tanks to Saudi-Arabia. The Saudi deal w...

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