Nicaragua to buy T-72?

4060858ICR News is reporting that Nicaragua is seriously considering the purchase of T-72B3 tanks following its participation in the Russian hosted “World Tank Biathlon.”  According to the article, Nicaraguan ambassador to Russia said that “We hope that soon our army will receive the T-72. I think we can discuss a purchase.”  Ties between Russia and Nicaragua have been growing, including a visit to Nicaraqua by Russian President Putin last year.  Currently, the heaviest AFV used by the Nicaraguan armed forces is the T-54/55, originally acquired via Bulgaria & Libya.

Full article here.


  1. Currently Russia, China, Kazakhstan and India s tank teams have qualified for the final. NATO countries were not invited to participate.


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