Czech army orders armoured vehicles to increase safety for troops in Afghanistan
The Czech army said Friday it will buy 30 armoured vehicles for 998 million crowns (around 58 million US dollars) to protect its forces in Afghanistan from the rising risk of attack. Orders have been placed for 15 Iveco MLV light armoured vehicles and 15 Dingo-2 heavy armoured vehicles, manufactured by German-based Krauss Maffi Wegmann, the army revealed in a statement, acknowledging that conditions in Afghanistan were worsening with an increasing number of attacks on coalition forces, including Czech army personnel. The Czech army has around 500 troops serving in Afghanistan. The vehicles should be delivered by the end of November.