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Czech BMP-2 replacement requirements emerge

25 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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