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Of the four invited to the competition bidders have three - BAE Systems CV90 with, GDELS with ASCOD and Rheinmetall with Lynx KF41 - submitted their first bids for the replacement of obsolete Soviet BVP-2 in the Czech army.

The PSM Projekt System & Management has decided not to offer the Puma infantry fighting, as could be adapted from a business perspective, the Puma with a costly conversion to the requirements. This justification published the Czech Ministry of Defense.

After evaluation of the offers, the competitors will be invited in the near future to submit a final offer.

Nur noch drei Schützenpanzer im Wettbewerb in Tschechien

Czech Republic wants to acquire around 210 infantry combat vehicles and has planned for just under two billion euros. The vehicles are - are produced in the Czech Republic - at least partially. While BAE Systems and GDELS for partner companies want to participate in the country, Rheinmetall has begun to recruit staff for his own production company.

Gerhard Heiming