The Czech Defence Ministry officially starts to select the supplier of new infantry armoured vehicles (BVP) for more than 50 billion crowns (2.25 billion U.S. Dollars) among four bidders.
Czech Defence Minister Lubomir Metnar will inform the government about the purchase plan at its meeting on Monday. The Ministry will contact four previously selected firms to submit their bids, and it will sign the contract in August 2019. The potential bidders are BAE Systems, General Dynamics European Land Systems (GDELS), PSM and Rheinmetall Landsysteme.
The new tracked fighting vehicles will replace Czech military’s outdated Russian ones. The military seeks the purchase of 210 vehicles made in seven different variants including a basic, command, reconnaissance, artillery observation, sapper, recovery and ambulance ones.