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Czech MoD signs Titus contract

15 July 2019
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The Czech Ministry of Defence (MoD) signed an agreement with Nexter Systems on 11 July to procure 62 Titus 6x6 armoured vehicles, the French defence company announced in a press release on 11 July.

The Czech MoD signed an agreement with Nexter on 11 July 2019 to procure 62 Titus 6x6 armoured vehicles. (Nexter)The Czech MoD signed an agreement with Nexter on 11 July 2019 to procure 62 Titus 6x6 armoured vehicles. (Nexter)

The Czech MoD ordered three Titus variants: command post (CP), communications, and artillery fire co-ordination post, according to Nexter, although the ministry only broke down the order into 42 CP versions and 20 artillery fire co-ordination posts.

Nexter said its Czech partner, Eldis Pardubice, is the MoD's main contractor for Titus and would organise local licence production. The Czech MoD already announced on its website on 24 June the signature of the contract by its deputy defence minister for armaments and acquisitions, Filip Ríha, and Eldis Pardubice managing director Milan Stupka on its website on 21 June. The ministry said Eldis has exclusive licence rights for the delivery, production, and servicing of the vehicles. The 11 July signature was the official exchange of contracts between the two parties.

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