Kuwait's MBT decision could revive tank production in Croatia and Serbia

Kuwait's decision whether to modernise its fleet of M-84 main battletanks (MBTs) could spur the revival of production of the vehicles bySerbia and Croatia, Serbian media reported on 17 June.
Senior defence ministry officials from Serbia and Croatia met todiscuss possible modernisation strategies for the vehicles, which couldbe at the core of a significant defence collaboration between the tworepublics.
"Tank production can be revived if there proves to be a need," saidStevan Nikcevic, general director of Jugoimport SDPR, whichco-ordinates the domestic defence industry. "I cannot say anythingabout the details of the commercial contract with Kuwait. We havetransported the M-84 AB1 tank there and thus the modernised version anddemonstrated its capabilities. The Kuwaitis were pleased with what theysaw."

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