I don't have a problem in throwing away more Leopard 1A5s and M485s. Even a 1:3 ratio is great. Provided we buy quality stuff.
Brother we have about 2,000 M113 APCs
We need to get read of at least 1,000 of them.
Probably not getting it. They might go for the Lynx only and not the VBCI Philoctetes.
Although you know how much I want us to get at least 120-150 of them. If not more! I also love the Gryffon and the AMX-10RC
I thought it was about stealth :S
M113 are ok-ish in 2nd line, when usefully upgraded.
Germany should allow Greece to produce up to 500 Leopard 2A"8" or whatever you would call that most possible modernization.
Same amount of KF41 IFV variant and up to 200 in other variants.
German and French Government should take a seat and care the share.
French 4x4, 6x6, 8x8 are very sexy.
So, tracked vehicles = German based.
Wheeled vehicles = French based.
500 Leopard 2A "Leonidas"
(and a Wisent 2.1 based on that chassis, with Wisent 2 (or better) you have ARV, AEV, MC and BL. All what you need.
500 KF41 Lynx
200 other KF41 Lynx
600+ VBCI 2 / VBCI Philoctetes 400 in IFV variant minimum and several different others like AMOS/NEMO MC, 40x255mm Rapidfire with integrated Mistral 3 etc.
300+ EBRC Jaguar
For trucks I would go on Arquus ARMIS (4x4, 6x6, 8x8) in these cases, so the French are happy.
On the occasion of our virtual exhibition e-xpo ARQUUS, we are delighted to present our new military trucks range, called ARMIS.
Artillery should be newest Caesar on the 6x6 and/or 8x8 of the French trucks, so you have less costs.
In the end you would have
8x8 VBCI 2
Tracked KF41 Lynx
Tracked Leopard 2
and variants based on these fewer vehicles.
There you go.