Slovak Defence Minister Jaroslav Nad and Czech Defence Minister Jana Cernochova have signed an settlement on cooperation to acquire and function the BAE System CV90 MkIV tracked infantry preventing automobiles (IFVs) from Sweden’s BAE Methods Hägglunds through the Slovak Worldwide Air Fest (SIAF) 2022 at Malacky – Kuchyna Air Base on 27 August. The Czech Republic, simply because the Slovak Republic, has been addressing the necessity for substitute of its out of date BVP-1 and BVP-2 IFVs for brand new tracked armoured preventing automobiles which are compliant with NATO requirements, as are with the operational necessities of as we speak?s battlefield for firepower, mobility and crew safety. Slovakia has made progress in its negotiations with the car producer and the Czech Republic will be part of this course of.

Acknowledging Slovakia’s particular relationship with the Czech Republic and the readiness of each international locations to ship key modernisation programmes collectively, Defence Minister Jaroslav Na? mentioned: “The sort of cooperation to acquire and function the navy automobiles will result in enhanced coordination, fight capabilities and worth for cash. Although each international locations will intently coordinate their steps, the procurement processes will go forward individually in every nation consistent with respective laws. On the CV90 MkIVs, each international locations will collaborate to assist one another within the operation of the automobiles, the supply of coaching & workout routines, and the supply of spare elements and munitions. This may generate financial savings in total prices on each side.”


BAE Methods CV90 MkIV Infantry Combating Autos

Czech Defence Minister Jana Cernochova mentioned: “We agreed this was the easiest way forward for each international locations. Given the profit within the type of decrease costs and the truth that extra such automobiles will likely be within the area, we are able to be part of forces in contracting firms to ship upkeep & restore providers for the automobiles and to supply spare elements, so we are able to work collectively to implement the programme. That every one comes half and parcel inside our settlement. What issues to our nation shouldn’t be solely the variety of automobiles, but in addition the value, the velocity of supply, and native industrial content material.”

The Slovak Authorities, on the advice from the Defence Minister, authorised the procurement of 152 CV90 MkIV tracked infantry preventing automobiles, fitted with a turret-mounted 35mm cannon, by way of a Authorities-to-Authorities (G2G) settlement with the Kingdom of Sweden on the finish of June 2022. The CV90 MkIVs will exchange the Slovak Military’s fleet of half-a-century-old tracked IFV automobiles. Together with the Patria 8×8 wheeled AFVs, they’re the important thing to delivering Slovakia’s safety and defence and a big step ahead within the standup of the Heavy Mechanised Brigade – the largest dedication Slovakia has ever made to NATO beneath the NATO Functionality Targets. The prime subcontractor for the Slovak Tracked Armoured Functionality Programme will likely be ZTS – SPECIAL. Dozens of Slovak state-owned firms and personal companies will assist the programme in the long run.

Czech Republic and Slovakia Co-operate on CV90 MkIV Infantry Fighting Vehicle Procurement
Slovak Defence Minister and his Czech counterpart signed a co-operation settlement on the procurement and operation of the CV90 MkIV IFV throughout SIAF 2022 on 27 August.