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Croatia sets out its 2020 procurement vision

7th February 2020 - 13:00 GMT | by Tim Martin, Ben Vogel in London


Salient features of the Croatian defence procurement programme for 2020 were unveiled on 6 February, with new detail provided on plans to purchase new aircraft and armoured vehicles.

The overall defence budget of HRK5.34bn ($786.21m) for 2020 includes HRK2.2bn for procurement, including the acquisition of UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters, selection of a new multirole fighter aircraft, and equipping the army with Bradley IFVs (pictured).

Croatian Minister of Defence Damir Krstičević mentioned that procurement plans include four new UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters for the Croatian Army by 2022, although a US FMS approval in October 2019 only gave the green light

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Tim Martin


Tim Martin

Tim Martin is Air Editor for Shephard Media, based in Belfast. 

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