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Slovakia tests IFV contenders

19th April 2021 - 11:30 GMT | by Tim Fish in Auckland

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The ASCOD tracked IFV completes a demonstration day in April 2021. The vehicle has been selected by Austria, UK, Spain and the Philippines. (Photo: GDELS)

The Slovak MoD is pushing ahead with the procurement of new infantry fighting vehicles to replace its old Soviet-era platforms. Companies interested in bidding for the programme are bringing their platforms to Slovakia to demonstrate their capabilities throughout early 2021.

The Slovak Army is putting tracked infantry fighting vehicle (IFV) platforms through their paces as it assesses contenders for procurement.

The latest demonstration took place on 15 April, involving the ASCOD vehicle from General Dynamics European Land Systems (GDELS).

A spokesperson from GDELS told Shephard that the company was invited by the Slovak Republic to ‘participate in a very intense demo week’ that gave them to change to display ASCOD capabilities.

In attendance was the Slovak Minister of Defence Jaroslav Nad', the Foreign Secretary and Chief of Staff, as well as three ambassadors from Austria, Israel and Spain. 

‘The delegation could

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