Netherlands Could Scrap Army Tanks

20 March 2011 (Last Updated March 20th, 2011 18:30)

The Netherlands could soon scrap its two tank divisions, leaving its army without tanks. According to the AD newspaper, the Dutch defence minister is considering getting rid of all 80 tanks as part of cost-cutting measures. The tank divisions currently used in foreign peace

The Netherlands could soon scrap its two tank divisions, leaving its army without tanks.

According to the AD newspaper, the Dutch defence minister is considering getting rid of all 80 tanks as part of cost-cutting measures.

The tank divisions currently used in foreign peacekeeping missions were originally set up to protect the Netherlands from attack from communist states.

A plan to scrap a number of transport helicopters is also being considered to save money.