Firm says ministry ignoring Czech drone producers

A Czech producer has criticised the Ministry of Defence for ignoring domestic companies in a tender process to supply unmanned aerial vehicles and selecting an Israeli firm instead.

The director of Primoco UAV SE, Ladislav Semetkovský, has called on the Czech prime minister, Petr Fiala, to intervene in the matter and ensure that Czech companies are included in the tender process.

The Ministry of Defence said that it started talks to buy three unmanned aerial vehicles from the Israeli producer Heron 1 because they met the Czech Army’s technical requirements perfectly.

Author: Ian Willoughby