Two Foreign Companies Continue to Pursue Tender

Autor: Oldřich Holeček

Following a life performance test of vehicles offered by foreign manufacturers to replace the outdated wheeled armoured personnel carriers of the Czech military, only two companies are left in the tender process as of today.

Ministry of Defence of CR

Originally three companies were taking part in the test at the Březina Military Training Area and at Přerov in the Czech Republic over the last three weeks. However, because a test vehicle of the Rheinmetall Landsysteme GmbH, Germany, did not prove to be satisfactory in crossing water obstacles, this company was disqualified from the tender.

Two other companies, the Patria Vehicles Oy, of Finland, and the Steyr-Consortium, of Austria, are proceeding in the tender and are expected to submit their final offers by
14 November 2005.

By Andrej Čírtek, spokesman of the Minister of Defence

Posted: November 9, 2005