(Source: Forecast International)
12:00 AM, January 12, 2009
> NICOSIA, Cyprus --- The House Defense Committee of the Greek-Cypriot government has approved funds for the purchase of 41 Russian-built T-90 tanks. The money is included as part of the 2009 defense budget. Cyprus already operates the Russian-made T-80 tank.>> The Russian tanks were selected over a rival bid from France. The cost of this deal is EUR115 million.