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Posted: 1/5/2006 10:32:16 AM EDT
www.kommersant.com/page.asp?id=-7846

Estonia is replacing their Maks. Unfortunately, we'll never see any of them.


Estonian army is retiring pistols of Makarov known as PM. The local ministry of defense signed an agreement with company Heckler&Koch about purchase on new 9mm pistols USP, which will replace Russian PMs. This information was reported by RIA Novosti, which quoted press-service of Estonian Defense Ministry.
The replacement of light weapons is going according to “Program of development and structural changes of Armed Forces of Estonia before the year of 2010.” New pistols should go along with compliance with NATO standards.

In the summer of 2004 Estonian Defense ministry announced bidding for the supply of new pistols. After technical analysis the preference was given to pistol USP by HK. According to the contract, German company would also take care of destroying old PMs.



That sucks.

I'm glad I snagged a bulgie... as there may not be a lot left later if the euroweanies keep melting down their old stuff. Dayum, what happened to SURPLUSSING things!
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