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COVID-19 casts uncertainty over Central and Eastern European armoured vehicle procurement

22nd June 2020 - 18:00 GMT | by Sonny Butterworth in London

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Before the arrival of the COVID-19 coronavirus in Europe, the 2020s looked set to usher in a rise in Central and Eastern European investment into procurement of new armoured vehicles. Based on plans drawn up before the pandemic, Shephard Defence Insight has identified more than $26 billion of expenditure earmarked for armoured vehicle procurement programmes among NATO member states alone.

However, many of these programmes are predicated on defence budgets continuing to increase or at least remaining at their current levels. While COVID-19 has had little immediate impact on the progress of major European armoured vehicle programmes, its long-term

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Sonny Butterworth

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Sonny Butterworth was a Shephard Media analyst based in London. After completing a degree in …

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