Czech army to get Iveco light armoured vehicles

The Czech Ministry of Defence has signed a contract with the truck-maker Iveco for 90 light armoured vehicles. The deal is worth CZK 3.6 billion, with the vehicles to be delivered between 2010 and 2013. The chairman of the lower house’s defence committee Jan Vidím said they were necessary to ensure the security of Czech soldiers on missions overseas. However, the committee’s deputy chair Antonín Seďa said it was wrong that there had not been a tender to supply the armoured vehicles.

Author: Ian Willoughby