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Czechs to Get Austrian Steyr's Vehicles

The Czech government decided on a wheeled armoured personnel carriers deal.

Ministry of Defence of CR

Following the recommendation of the Interdepartmental Commission of the Czech Republic, the Czech government gave the nod on 25 January 2006 to an offer made by the Steyr-Daimler-Puch Spezialfahrzeug GmbH,to produce and deliver 234 wheeled armoured personnel carriers for the Czech military.

The Austrian offer reached 23.6 billion Czech Crowns while the offer made by a Finnish company was a billion Czech Crowns higher.

The Czech Minister of Defence, Karel Kühnl, was tasked by the government to inform both competitors about the governmental decision, and to start talks with the winner aimed at concluding a contract before the end of April 2006.

On 9 June 2006, Minister of Defence of the CR Karel Kühnl signed agreement with the Steyr Company, on supply of first 199 PANDUR wheeled armoured personnel vehicles.


 
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