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Announcement of the Czech Ministry of Defence Related to the Status of the Wheeled Armoured Carrier Project

Last Friday, the Czech MoD presented the status of the wheeled armoured carrier contract fulfilment to the Czech government at its special and closed meeting.

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The government was informed that the contractor did not perform the contract duly and as scheduled. The view of the Czech MoD is that the contractor substantially violated the contract which is the reason for termination of the contract. Based on the above fact, the government agreed to terminate the contract with the Defendia company on 10 December 2007.

In this context, the MoD has already taken legal measures in relation to the contractor, i.e. it sent the notice of one-sided termination of the contract including related sanctions. The MoD believes that there is no space for unsubstantiated concessions nor improvisations in such a project that is undoubtedly so crucial for the Armed Forces of the Czech Republic. As for the next steps of the MoD, it can be only said that the government tasked the Minister of Defence to present alternatives of further course of action before 31 January 2008.

 

Ms. Monika Machtová, Press and Information Department of MoD (+420 973 200 147)

Posted: December 13, 2007