Dutch army may scrap its tank divisions: AD

The Netherlands may soon have an army without tanks, the AD reports on Thursday.

The paper says the defence minister is considering getting rid of all 80 tanks as part of measures to cut spending.
The two tank divisions were originally set up to protect the Netherlands from attack from communist states but are now used in foreign peacekeeping missions.
A number of transport helicopters could also be scrapped to save money, the paper says, quoting defence ministry sources.

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