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Newly Procured Significant Equipment

 

This section provides basic information regarding selected equipment modernisation of the Czech military.


Links to specific projects provide detailed information on some of the recent projects.




Transport Aircraft - CASA - Delivery completed in December 2010 (4 pieces in total)

The Ministry of Defence decided to acquire four CASA aircraft to replace Russian-made An-26 aircraft.

Detailed information

Aircraft Deal with EADS

CASA Aircraft

Transport Aircraft - Airbus - 2 pieces delivered (2007 and 2008 each)

In its effort to equip the Czech military with up-to-date aircraft, the Czech government decided in April 2005 to buy two pieces of a medium-size transport aircraft. They replaced outdated Tu-154 aircraft used till 2007.

Detailed information

Airbus Aircraft

Supersonic Aircraft JAS-39 Gripen - delivered (for lease)

Czech Military

The issue of Czech Republic's air space protection was recently resolved by a decision to acquire new supersonic JAS-39 Gripen aircraft. The Air Force’s fleet of MiG-21 supersonic aircraft reached the end of their airframe life-spans in 2005...

Detailed information

Supersonic Aircraft

Subsonic Aircraft L-159 ALCA - delivered

Czech Military

An agreement for the delivery of 72 pieces of L-159 (ALCA) subsonic combat aircraft with the AERO Vodochody Company was developed as a result of a long-standing mutual interest between the company and the Czech Air Force. The number of aircraft to be delivered...

Detailed information

Subsonic Aircraft

Helicopters Mi-17 and Mi-24 - done

Czech Military

In its programme to modernise its fleet of helicopters, the Czech military decided to procure upgraded versions of Russian machines, taking advantage of a Russian-Czech agreement associated with the settlement of outstanding debts of the former Soviet Union and the Russian...

Detailed information

Helicopter

Tank T-72 - done

Czech Military

The upgraded battle tank T-72M4 CZ is an armoured, tracked vehicle with high manoeuverability and heavy-terrain passability. The original Russian-designed tank T-72 of the 2nd generation has been completely modernised to reach the level of the "3rd generation".

Detailed information

Tank

Wheeled Armoured Personnel Carrier - in process

Czech Military

The Czech military is going to replace its outdated wheeled armoured personnel carriers and tracked armoured infantry fighting vehicles with a new set of wheeled armoured vehicles in several versions.

Detailed information

PANDUR Armoured Carrier

Artillery Radar System ARTHUR - delivered

Czech Military

The mobile radio location and detection system ARTHUR (ARTillery HUnting Radar) was developed by the Ericsson Company, Sweden, during the 1990s.

Detailed information

ARTHUR Radar

Medium Off-road Truck - delivered

Czech Military

The medium off-road trucks are the most prevalent category of ground equipment within the Armed Forces of the Czech Republic. The new type of the truck must, with its construction and performance, meet the specific,...

Detailed information

TATRA Truck

Reconstruction of the General Staff of ACR Building - finished

Czech Military The project of the “Reconstruction of MoD Buildings – 1st Stage“ was passed by MoD management on 31 January 2005 with a work schedule for 2005 – 2009. It is about an overall modernisation and reconstruction of the General Staff of ACR building, and of the House of the Military in Prague 6 - Dejvice city district - close to the Vitezne namesti square.

Detailed information

Reconstruction Study

Passive Surveillance System - delivered

Czech Military

The Czech industry has a long tradition and to a great extent a unique position in the area of the passive surveillance systems (PSS). It was in former Czechoslovakia in 1958,...

Detailed information

VERA Passive System

December 5, 2014