France in negociation to sell Leclerc MBT to Colombia

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  1. France in negociation to sell Leclerc MBT to Colombia

    According to a French military blog, France is negociating with Colombia the sell of about 40 Leclerc MBT. The colombian Gvt wants modern MBTs to counter the Venezuelan purchase of russian T-90s. The Leclerc that would be sold are surplus to French army requirements, France having decided to keep only 254 MBTs out of 406 ordered.

    In French: http://secretdefense.blogs.liberation.fr/defense/2010/01/la-france-n%C3%A9gocie-la-vente-de-chars-leclerc-avec-la-colombie.html