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IAV 2018: Croatian Army upgrades armour

24 January 2018

The Croatian Army is planning to modernise its Armoured Mechanised Guards Brigade, comprised of M-84/M-84A main battle tanks (MBTs) and BVP M-80A infantry fighting vehicles (IFVs).

Speaking at the International Armoured Vehicles (IAV) 2018 conference in London, the chief of the Croatian Defence Academy's Combat Arms Tactics department, Colonel Miroslav Kuhar, detailed how the fleet of Yugoslav-era MBTs and IFVs would receive firepower, mission systems, and communication enhancements.

The Croatian Army currently operates 75 M-84/A MBTs, four of which are used as part of a tank driver training company. The remaining 71 feature outdated equipment, including a lack of thermal imaging capability and a mixture of antiquated communications systems.

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