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V4 member states plan more joint procurement

1st March 2021 - 15:30 GMT | by Michal Jarocki in Warsaw

Just as they previously pooled their military resources into a common EU Battlegroup, the four Visegrad Group member states aim to expand on their maiden common procurement programme.

Following the recent decision to jointly procure ammunition for their armed forces, the four NATO allies in the Visegrad Group — the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia (V4) — aim to extend their cooperation by acquiring more sophisticated weapon systems.

‘In January 2021 the V4 National Armaments Directors signed a Letter of Intent, which officially expresses the intention of the V4 countries to jointly procure ammunition and launches the implementation of this project,’ the Polish MoD confirmed for Shephard.

It added that this initial pilot project, implemented through the NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA), ‘will open up

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Michal Jarocki


Michal Jarocki

Michal Jarocki is a Shephard correspondent based in Warsaw, Poland. He is reporting on military …

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