Main Battle Tank

Italy is considering a significant investment in its defence capabilities by potentially purchasing hundreds of tanks from the German defence group Rheinmetall. Although not yet confirmed and based on unofficial information, this deal, if finalized, would be the company's largest ever, valued at approximately 20 billion euros ($21.50 billion), according to the Handelsblatt business daily, which cited industry sources.

Italy to potentially purchase Panther tanks, Lynx combat vehicles from Rheinmetall

  Under the proposed agreement, the Italian government plans to acquire at least 350 Lynx armored fighting vehicles and over 200 Panther main battle tanks. The procurement will be spread over a 15-year period. Rheinmetall did not deny the report when approached by Reuters for comment, stating that it would respond in due course. The …

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