The Czech Republic Army has detailed new acquisitions for 2019 including 210 pieces of tracked Infantry Fighting Vehicles (IFV) for which it plans to invite four manufacturers and conclude the contract by August this year.
The MoD plans to ink the deal for 14,000 attack rifles and 20,000 pistols with Ceska zbrojovka by March 2019; and 62 TITUS type armoured personnel carriers before April 2019 with ELDIS Pardubice.
The combined worth of the three contracts is over $2 billion. The IFVs and TITUS armoured personal carriers are expected to be delivered to the Army between 2020 and 2025, the Czech MoD stated in late December.
Lubomír Metnar, Minister of Defence will approach Israel for the purchase of eight Medium Air Defence Mobile Radars (MADR). The $129 million contract will be signed by mid-2019, and the first radar will be operational in the Czech Republic within 22 months.
The ministry has also signed the contract for 16 RBS-70NG SAAB air defence missile systems worth $42 million, deliveries of which will take place between 2020 and 2021, the MoD report stated.
Saab has won a $40 million contract to supply Czech Republic with RBS 70 Next Generation (NG) Very Short-range Air Defense (VSHORAD) man-portable air defence system. The order includes integration with Czech Air Defence, test equipment and training
In the annual Security Information Service (BIS) report published Monday, the Czech Republic has accused Russian Intelligence services of carrying out last years cyber-attacks targeting the Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA). Russian espionage group of hackers APT28 that was accused of carrying out attacks in Germany and the United States previously; are partly responsible for carrying out the attacks
Indonesias PT Pindad displayed the prototype of an 8 X 8 armored vehicle to be made in cooperation with Czechoslovak Group (CSG) at the ongoing Indo-Defence 2018 in Jakarta. The armored vehicle is a development of the Steyr Pandur II 8x8 produced by CSG
State-owned Czech Republic company LOM Praha is purchasing four new L-39NG jet trainers for $49 million from Aero Vodochody. LOM Praha will be the launch customer for the L-39NG and has an option to buy two additional aircraft
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