Land PlatformsCzech BMP-2 replacement requirements emergeJames Bingham, London - IHS Jane's International Defence Review25 November 2016
Details have emerged regarding the Czech Republic's planned procurement of armoured vehicles to replace its ageing fleet of BMP-2s.
The Czech Republic Ministry of Defence (MoD) plans to procure 210 Armoured Fighting Vehicles (AFV) in seven variants by 2025, according to the procurement programme's director.
The Director of the Czech Republic's National Armaments Office's Land Forces Armaments division, Colonel Tomas Dvoracek, also revealed that a feasibility study and market research have been completed ahead of an industry day planned for 15 December 2016. Speaking at the SMi Future Armoured Vehicles Survivability conference in London, Col Dvoracek also detailed several programme requirements and a planned procurement timeline.
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Military CapabilitiesCzech army evaluates infantry fighting vehiclesJiri Kominek, Prague - IHS Jane's Defence Weekly04 July 2017
The Czech Ministry of Defence (MoD) and the Army of the Czech Republic (ACR) are in the process of conducting extensive field evaluations of five tracked armoured infantry fighting vehicle (AIFV) platforms from four manufacturers.
Following the evaluation process, which is being conducted at the ACR base of Libava until 14 July, the MoD expects to select a platform and award a CZK50 billion (USD2.17 billion) contract to its manufacturer in 2018. The winner will be asked to supply 210 AIFVs to the ACR's 7th Mechanised Brigade in 2020-24.
"We should be able to move into the acquisition phase of the procurement by autumn," Deputy Defence Minister Daniel Kostoval told media on 3 July.
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Edited by Panzermann, 18 September 2017 - 1141 AM.