well i really dont know what this forum is about may be personal arguments
regarding M60 tank upgrade it was a chance for Israel to learn some tank mechanics
without having to spend their own money
took way too long, too few tanks upgraded, and the final product ...no suprise was overpriced and already obsolete
but the turkish military contract was given by pressure of USA to Israel so they could make some money.
it would have been so much cheaper to buy new tanks from any other real country like Germany, USA or Russia...but with the new Turkish government, its harder to waste money like this
but the Turkish army, unless its top leaders are changed will continue to do obsolete stuff to please USA and give financial assist to therir proxy in Middle east Israel anytime...And please do not insult my intelligence by mentioning Israel's Merkava tank production...really you mean assembly since even the cooling system is made outside the country...but israel does have a great electronic industry...but again all chips, and parts are bought outside.