Italy reveals future armoured vehicle upgrade plans
Speaking at the International Armoured Vehicles 2023 conference near London, Maj Gen Francesco Olla, Head of III Department (Military Policy and Planning) of the Italian Army, gave a broad outline outline of future developments for the Italian Army's AFV fleet.
In the short term, the Ariete MBT will have its life extended to enable it to be operational until 2035, but it was not disclosed how many of the 200 tanks built will be upgraded.
The current Dardo tracked IFV and some specialised members of the M113 family of vehicles such as command post, ambulance and mortar carrier variants will
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