The Slovak Ministry of Protection has confirmed that they has not too long ago handed the final batch of the 30 tracked BVP-1 infantry combating autos (IFVs) over to Ukraine below an gear alternate programme between the Slovak Ministry of Defence and the German Federal Ministry of Defence. The primary one of many 15 Leopard 2A4 most important battle tanks (MBTs), which Germany has promised to produce with a view to bolster Slovakia’s defences, is ready to reach as early as this December. As soon as overhauled and upgraded, the Leopard 2A4 MBTs can be delivered into service with the Slovakian Military together with an preliminary tank bundle of ammunition, spare components, and logistics help.

On this event, Defence Minister Jaroslav Na? mentioned: “Subsequently, we’ll obtain supply of 1 or two MBTs each month all through 2023 till all the 15 MBTs have been introduced into operational service in Slovakia. These tanks will significantly reinforce our Tank Battalion as we observe by way of on our dedication to face up the Heavy Mechanised Brigade below our NATO Functionality Targets. My thanks exit to Germany for the superb cooperation we have now had within the discipline of defence on the bilateral stage.”

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Ukraine Begins Receiving BVP-1 infantry combating automobile (Photograph by Ukroboronprom)

In addition to this, Slovakian army personnel will get educated on the tank by the Bundeswehr. The present variety of T-72s within the Slovakian Military is neither ample nor meets the Alliance’s minimal armoured functionality necessities. The standup of the Heavy Mechanised Brigade is one among Slovakia’s key commitments vis-à-vis the Alliance. Worldwide, Leopard 2 most important battle tanks are operated by 18 nations. For instance, Poland and Hungary, whereas Czechia is quickly to observe. This may simplify regional collaboration on logistics help and upgrades to the Leopard Leopard 2 most important battle tanks .

The BMP-1 (Boyevaya Mashina Pyekhoty 1) is a Soviet amphibious tracked infantry combating automobile. The BMP-1 was the primary mass-produced infantry combating automobile (IFV) of the Soviet Union. The Soviet army management noticed any future wars as being performed with nuclear, chemical and organic weapons. BMP-1s had been produced below license by Czechoslovakia (BVP-1). 2,252 ordered in 1973 and delivered between 1973 and 1989 (most produced in Czechoslovakia whereas the remainder was imported from the Soviet Union). 1,006 BVP-1 and BVP-1KS, 265 BPzV “Svatava” reconnaissance autos and 620 OT-90 APCs proper earlier than the breakup of Czechoslovakia, handed on to successor states.