Switzerland Stops Denmark Armor Export

https://www.politico.eu/article/switzerland-veto-danish-requ…
The Swiss government has vetoed Denmark’s request to send Swiss-made armored fighting vehicles to Ukraine, Swiss broadcaster SRF reported on Wednesday.

The State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO), a Swiss government body in charge of arms exports, rejected the request on the grounds of the country’s neutrality, which prohibits it from supplying arms to conflict zones.

Denmark wanted to send 20 Swiss-made Piranha tanks to Ukraine, but Switzerland’s neutrality policy requires foreign countries that buy Swiss arms to have permission to export them.

In April, SECO had refused Germany’s request to re-export Swiss-made ammunition used in Gepard anti-aircraft tanks.

I am sure other nation’s defense industries have such equipment for sale with no such limitations.

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I am sure other nation’s defense industries have such equipment for sale with no such limitations.

Germany had a similar limitation until recently.

The Captain

The Swiss are neutral, they don’t care if the money has blood on it or not as long as it’s money!

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Denmark wanted to send 20 Swiss-made Piranha tanks to Ukraine, …

The Piranha is not a tank, it is an early version the similar Canadian LAV III which was built in Canada for the Canadian Army and with some minor changes sold to the US army as the Stryker. The general term used for such vehicles is AFV (Armoured Fighting Vehicles).

https://www.google.com/search?q=Canadian+LAV+III&rlz=1C1…

US Army Stryker

https://g.co/kgs/AGwj5W

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