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Army wants to buy more Pandur armoured vehicles

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Prague, Aug 18 (CTK) – The Czech military would like to purchase 20 new armoured vehicles Pandur and the government will discuss the acquisition on Thursday, Vladimir Lukovsky, from the Defence Ministry press section, told CTK yesterday.
According to previous information, the 20 vehicles would cost 1.3 billion crowns.
The military has been considering the purchase of new armoured personnel carriers (APCs) for a long time. At present, it has 107 Pandurs that cost 14.4 billion crowns. However, the military said it needs vehicles for the commandment and liaison purposes.
The army would like to buy further APCs for its units that now use Iveco vehicles.
Lukovsky said the ministry will present information on the planned purchase of five Tatra T 815-7-D 8X8 chassis from the Tatra Koprivnice truck maker for 53.5 million crowns to the government on Thursday.
The Military Technology Institute would receive the chassis by 2017 and assemble special service vehicles on them, Lukovsky said.
These vehicles would accompany the ground forces.
($1=24.339 crowns)

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