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Old October 8th, 2017, 07:51 PM
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Taiwan is looking at ways to locally upgrade its M60A3 MBTs.

https://www.defensenews.com/land/201...s-m60a3-tanks/
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We ALWAYS get questions about armor the various types etc. I have pulled from this source many times out here when the topic has come up and as your finding I never could figure out how to get it out, until this evening-again thanks Don.

Armor types and still relevant and this might alter some thinking of armor. I believe it's about as good as we'll get to some degree...
Tank Armor.zip

Again as was posted earlier in green/white papers APS systems which belongs here as well.
Active_Protective_Systems_CPP_Oct06-1.zip

The next is a little different, you've heard me talk about how economics is the driver for Defense spending in all areas concerned. My purpose originally here had to do with the state of the French Air Force as far as current equipment was concerned (Something triggered the search but, as Don and others know well it always manages to take me on a different related search lost now.). You will get all the numbers, percentages etc. etc. ALL IN PRETTY COLORED GRAPHS!! Also though for you that track France or their equipment, a current equipment listing and numbers as of 2016 complied from the end of 2015. Good enough I feel to post it hear because after all this thread gets the most attention of the one's I started out here. Of course I strive to provide a quality product , so this is from the French MOD.
French Defense Key figures 2015.zip

I shall now "en devour" to enjoy the rest of the evening!

bonne nuit!

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Old October 10th, 2017, 03:38 PM
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There have been comments on Chinese social media that the first batch of VT-4 MBTs has been delivered to the Royal Thai Army (obat 54). Jane's 360 reported that the first batch was due to be delivered this week:

http://www.janes.com/article/74568/r...livery-of-vt4s
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Taiwan is looking at ways to locally upgrade its M60A3 MBTs.

https://www.defensenews.com/land/201...s-m60a3-tanks/
They also apparently killed efforts to acquire M1 Abrams to pay for this as well.
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Taiwan has been trying to get the M1 for almost 10yrs now w/o success. It would seem as far as the Chinese are concerned this would be a "deal breaker" in more ways then one. However it's in the air where Taiwan is making out with a major upgrade package I believe already started or soon to begin for their F-16's and Patriot systems. Naval side is also benefiting as well. For now armor is off the table for us, however, there have been rumors someone might fill that need instead of us. And I wouldn't be surprised if someone from the Middleeast either upfront or behind the scenes helps with those tank upgrades. I have it out here in a couple of threads but, I'd highly recommend you go to the Defense Industry Daily (DID) webside they have a continually updated article covering all aspects of Taiwan's weapons desires and actual acquisitions.

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Just went to DID, in the search box, type in "Taiwan" you want the second result "Taiwan's Force Modernization: The American Side." It'll bring you fully up to date as of 5 Sep. 2017 that includes all I've discussed above and more. The F-16 upgrade will bring their F-16A/B fighters up to the top of the line F-16V which is a 4th Gen ++ fighter inline with the GRIPEN NG. Told you China's not happy about this at all.

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China has officially confirmed that it has deployed its new light tank (ZTQ / maybe ZTQ-15):

http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2...t_33103697.htm
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Link to new Russian armour with some very good photos.

http://defense-update.com/20150509_t..._analysis.html
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