Senior defence ministry officials from Serbia and Croatia met todiscuss possible modernisation strategies for the vehicles, which couldbe at the core of a significant defence collaboration between the tworepublics.
"Tank production can be revived if there proves to be a need," saidStevan Nikcevic, general director of Jugoimport SDPR, whichco-ordinates the domestic defence industry. "I cannot say anythingabout the details of the commercial contract with Kuwait. We havetransported the M-84 AB1 tank there and thus the modernised version anddemonstrated its capabilities. The Kuwaitis were pleased with what theysaw."