Russia negotiates with French company Panhard the purchase of 500 light armored vehicles VBL 1103114

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Friday, March 11, 2011, 1:02 PM

 

Russia negotiates with French company Panhard the purchase of 500 light armored vehicles VBL.

 
 
Russia is in talks with French military manufacturer Panhard on the purchase of 500 VBL light armored vehicles for its border guards, a Russian military think-tank said on Friday, March 11, 2011.
     
Russia is in talks with French military manufacturer Panhard on the purchase of 500 light armored vehicles for its border guards, a Russian military think-tank said on Friday, March 11, 2011.
During the defense exhibition IDEX 2011 in Abu Dhabi Panhard presented the VBL Mk2
     

"Negotiations are being held on the purchase of 3.1-ton light armored vehicles VBL Vehicule Blinde Leger on a 4x4 wheel platform," the Center for the Analysis of the World Arms Trade said on its website, citing Panhard Chairman Christian Mons.

The contract could amount to $260 million, the statement said. The vehicles are meant for the Federal Security Service border guards.

Russia is also continuing talks with France on a $2 billion contract to buy Mistral class helicopter carriers for the Russian Navy.

 

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