Czech Republic's Meopta could enter CV90 supply chain

28 November 2017

Under the terms of a memorandum of understanding negotiated with Saab, Czech company Meopta will provide line-of-sight optical components for the fire control system of the CV90 infantry fighting vehicle (IFV) in a move that could lead to local production in country.

Saab and Meopta are subcontractors for the vehicle’s Universal Tank and Anti-Aircraft Fire Control System (UTAAS), and the latter’s involvement is part of a pitch for the potential sale of the CV90 to the Czech Republic.

The vehicle’s manufacturer, BAE Systems, is offering the CV90 to Prague to replace the army’s BMP II IFV fleet, and is actively seeking to join with local industry to help up the appeal of its bid by promoting local investment and a boost in jobs, it said.

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