BAE, VOP CZ partner for Czech CV90s
BAE Systems and VOP CZ have partnered for the Czech Republic’s BMP-2 Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV) replacement programme, BAE Systems announced on 11 May.
Under the programme, the two companies will work together to deliver the CV90 tracked combat vehicle for the Czech land forces. BAE Systems is the manufacturing lead and design authority for the in-production CV90 IFV. VOP CZ integrates and supplies defence equipment and systems to meet Czech requirements.
Tommy Gustafsson-Rask, president, BAE Systems Hägglunds, said: ‘BAE Systems is committed to building a strong working partnership with VOP CZ and Czech industry. The agreement with VOP CZ will create a strong team to support the Czech armed forces for many years ahead.’
Marek Špok, managing director, VOP CZ, said: ‘The partnership with BAE Systems is a great opportunity for cooperation with one of the biggest defence companies worldwide. VOP CZ offers the highest level of technology, development and production capacity for this project so we are well positioned to fulfil the needs of the Czech army. We hope the cooperation grows into a long-term relationship.’
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