Taiwan looks always to acquire 200 used M1A2 Abrams main battle tanks from United States 0501143
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|Sunday, January 5, 2014 11:49 AM|
|Taiwan looks always to acquire 200 used M1A2 Abrams main battle tanks from United States.|
There is no formal Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) request published yet, but Taiwan looks always to acquire 200 used M1A2 main battle tanks from United States. As the US military pulls out of Iraq and Afghanistan, the Pentagon is reportedly seeking to sell some of the weapons used in those conflicts to its allies — and Taiwan is studying the possibility of acquiring M1 Abrams main battle tanks.
The M1 Abrams, which entered service in the 1980s and played a major role in ground operations during the conlicts in Iraq.
Attempts to get aproval for M1A2 tanks reportedly failed early 2000s. Critics at the time said Taiwan’s mountainous terrain was unsuitable for the heavy tank, adding that given the maneuverability limits, lighter, medium wheeled tanks would probably be a better option.