Biden may announce deliveries of Abrams tanks to Ukraine today
Deliveries of American Abrams could take months or even years.
Reportedly, if Biden announces the transfer of M1 Abrams tanks to Ukraine, this will automatically unblock deliveries of German Leopard 2 tanks.
It is still unknown exactly how many tanks the USA will transfer to Ukraine. Anadolu news agency, citing a US administration official, said that it could be a battalion of Abrams tanks, which amounts to 30-50 combat vehicles.
Furthermore, the media reported that the tanks would not be transferred from the US reserves, but contracted, i.e. purchased from manufacturers under long-term contracts.
Thus, Abrams should not be expected any time soon. After all, deliveries may take months or even years. The step of handing over the American tanks is a symbolic gesture, which should push Germany to hand over its Leopard 2s.