Czechia News

Azerbaijan gets DITA 155 mm SPH units from Czechia
Weapon / Missile

Azerbaijan gets DITA 155 mm SPH units from Czechia

The Czech defence company Excalibur Army plans to send more than 70 DITA 155 mm self-propelled howitzer (SPH) units to Azerbaijan.

Czechia to Procure Leopard-2A8
Land

Czechia to Procure Leopard-2A8

Czech Parliament decided to procure 76 new Leopard-2A8 main battle tanks, 28 second-hand Leopard-2A4 MBTs, and two Büffel armoured recovery vehicles.

Czech Air Force retires Mi-35s and hands over to Ukraine
Air

Czech Air Force retires Mi-35s and hands over to Ukraine

The Czech Air Force retired its Mi-35 attack/assault helicopter fleet. The last two Mi-35s, numbers 3365 and 3366, were delivered to Ukraine on March 21.

Czech Republic Acquires 24 F-35A Units
Air

Czech Republic Acquires 24 F-35A Units

Czech Republic signed a Letter of Offer and Acceptance (LOA) formalizing its intention to purchase 24 F-35A Lightning II fifth-generation fighter aircraft.

Czech Republic Gets Green Light for F-35A
Air Ammunition Weapon / Missile

Czech Republic Gets Green Light for F-35A

Czech Republic received permission to buy F-35A aircraft, AMRAAM missile, StormBreaker and 2000 lb ammunition for an estimated value of up to $5.62 billion.

TÜBİTAK SAGE and Excalibur Army to Cooperate on KUZGUN
Expo and Air Show Investment

TÜBİTAK SAGE and Excalibur Army to Cooperate on KUZGUN

TÜBİTAK SAGE signed an MoU with Excalibur Army, focussing on KUZGUN-guided modular ammunition for developing and producing land weapons systems.

Czech Republic to Procure Approximately 70 Leopard 2A8s
Land

Czech Republic to Procure Approximately 70 Leopard 2A8s

The Czech government will negotiate to purchase the Leopard 2A8 variant from Germany. The deliveries are expected to be completed within a decade.

Czech Republic Modernises AH-1Z and UH-1Ys
Air Bilateral Relations

Czech Republic Modernises AH-1Z and UH-1Ys

The State Department approved a possible FMS to the Czech Republic of AH-1Z and UH-1Y modernisation for an estimated value of up to $650 million.

World Assisting Turkiye After Earthquakes
Country Bilateral Relations

World Assisting Turkiye After Earthquakes

A state of emergency was declared in the region due to two major earthquakes in Turkiye on February 6, 2023, which affected ten provinces. Death toll from earthquake rises to 6,957 with 38,224 injured Turkiye. The World Health Organisation declared a “Level 3 Emergency”. Level 3 stands for the highest emergency, WHO’s agency-wide assets are called upon to be mobilised.

Twin 14.5 mm machine guns to disable Shahed-136
Land Ammunition Weapon / Missile

Twin 14.5 mm machine guns to disable Shahed-136

Machine guns or cannons installed on Totoya pickups were the best choices for the African continent. Toyota appears in Ukraine now for similar operations.

More Leopard Tanks to the Czech Army
Land Bilateral Relations

More Leopard Tanks to the Czech Army

Czechia continues to defence procurements. The country replaces old Soviet hardware with Western systems in exchange to support for Ukraine.

Czech Republic Buys Tatra 815-7 6X6 Truck
Land Logistics

Czech Republic Buys Tatra 815-7 6X6 Truck

Czech Republic signed a contract to acquire 209 Tatra 815-7 heavy-duty trucks for a total value of over 1.9 billion CZK, (77.5 $ million ) on 30 August 2022.

Slovakia and Czech Republic to Procure CV90
Land Bilateral Relations

Slovakia and Czech Republic to Procure CV90

During the SIAF 2022 Air Show in Malacky, Slovakia, Czechian Defence Minister Jana Černochová and her Slovak counterpart Jaroslav Naď signed an agreement on the joint procurement and operation of the CV90 MkIV. The deal follows the independent vehicle selection by both countries in June and July 2022 for their future Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV) requirement to replace their in-service BMP-2 derivatives.

EDA's MHTC takes shape as Technical Arrangement is Signed
Simulator / AI / Drill/ Software

EDA's MHTC takes shape as Technical Arrangement is Signed

EDA announced that the Technical Arrangement (TA) defining the organisation, missions, and responsibilities of the MHTC was signed by 14 founding countries.