Government approves purchase of 246 infantry fighting vehicles from Sweden

The government approved the purchase of 246 CV90 tracked infantry fighting vehicles for CZK 59.7 billion on Wednesday in the form of an intergovernmental agreement with Sweden, defence minister Jana Černochová announced at a press conference. It is the largest army purchase in the modern history of the Czech Republic and one of the largest state contracts ever.

Ms. Černochová also announced at the same conference that Czechia will enter into negotiations with Germany about the joint purchase of about seven dozen new 2A8 Leopard battle tanks.

Author: Anna Fodor