Czech army to be equipped with new Titus and LMV 82607173

Defense & Security News - Czech Republic
 
Czech army will be equipped with new LMV and Titus armored vehicles in few years
The Government of Czech Republic discussed at its meeting the contracts of the Ministry of Defense with a total value of almost CZK 9.5 billion. The army of the Czech Republic will receive new armored vehicles Titus and Iveco in the following years.
     
The Government of Czech Republic discussed at its meeting the contracts of the Ministry of Defense with a total value of almost CZK 9.5 billion. The army of the Czech Republic will receive new armored vehicles Titus and Iveco in the following years.
Titus at Idet exhibition in Czech Republic
     
"It will be 62 Titus 6x6 wheeled vehicles on the Tatra chassis and 80 light armored vehicles on the IVECO chassis. Titus will be issued to the 4th and 7th Brigade Task Force Units, LOV IVECO are destined for the 31st Regiment of Radiation, Chemical and Biological Protection, and the Radiation and Chemical Surveillance Cooperatives of ACR Units, "said Minister of Defense Martin Stropnický. Titus vehicles will be in three variants - 6 will be in command-staff, 36 connecting vehicles and 20 vehicles for firing support. The order includes logistics and training, workshop kits and spare parts for vehicle operation and crew training.

"The Army of the Czech Republic is currently equipped with an old-fashioned technology, which requires replacement," Army General Chief of Staff Arceman General Josef Becvár explains, adding: "Thanks to the new technology, the capabilities of command and control of the deployed units will be expanded and accelerated. Ability to coordinate accurate artillery fire. All this is mainly related to the fundamental generational change of communication and information systems. By complementing modern IVECO vehicles with special bodies, we will strengthen the capability of detection, monitoring, sampling and sample transport in our traditional alliance specialization in the field of weapons of mass destruction protection."

The vehicles will be designed not only for the fulfillment of tasks of the army in the Czech Republic and abroad as part of combat operations, but also for tasks within the integrated rescue system, where they can serve as a mobile communication and control device in the case of Titus vehicles as well. The estimated value of the order is up to CZK 4.8 billion excluding VAT. Titus vehicles will be supplied by TATRA EXPORT to TATRA EXPORT, which is the exclusive agent and supplier of the Titus 6x6 Armored Vehicle on the TATRA chassis for the Czech and Slovak Republics under a contract with the French company NEXTER SYSTEMS.
     
The Government of Czech Republic discussed at its meeting the contracts of the Ministry of Defense with a total value of almost CZK 9.5 billion. The army of the Czech Republic will receive new armored vehicles Titus and Iveco in the following years.
Belgian Iveco LMV during rehearsal of 21 july 2017 military parade
     
IVECO light armored vehicles will serve not only chemists in Liberec but also other ACR units. There are 40 reconnaissance vehicles and 40 identical vehicles that accompany the sampling and transport of samples obtained from the survey. "In order for NATO to remain one of the leading countries in anti-chemical protection, our specialists need adequate equipment. New vehicles will replace the means of radiation, chemical and biological exploration of Soviet production, ie BRDM and UAZ vehicles, "says Minister Stropnický.

Iveco vehicles will automatically detect the presence of radioactive, chemical and biological substances in the affected area, process and send information about the radiation, chemical and biological situation to other units, and tactical sampling and transport for analysis. The vehicles will be equipped with complete ballistic protection. The estimated contract value is up to CZK 4.4 billion excluding VAT. Vehicles will be gradually supplied by the state-owned Military Research Institute, which is authorized to handle the chemical substances necessary for vehicle testing, and will also have a polygon for their testing by the end of 2022. The Military Research Institute conducted the development of special superstructures between 2010 and 2013. The prototype was introduced into the Czech Army in 2014.
 

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