The Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Ukraine have signed a joint declaration to obtain and keep CV90 infantry combating autos.
The settlement facilitates info sharing between the three nations over the car’s procurement processes, together with cooperation in manufacturing, operation, coaching, and servicing.
“I see Ukraine as a transparent a part of the West. And the power of the West is in its unity,” CZDefence quoted Czech Minister of Protection Jana Cernochova as saying.
“The signing of the Declaration on Cooperation within the Acquisition and Operation of Infantry Tracked Fight Automobiles clearly reveals that we’re united and able to advance within the provision of our protection collectively and that we understand Ukraine as a full-fledged companion.”
The settlement was signed on the sidelines of a Ukraine Protection Contact Group assembly in Brussels earlier this month.
Ukrainian protection minister Oleksii Reznikov stated that the main points of the settlement can be shared later.
With #DefMin of @mosr_official Martin Sklenár & #DefMin of Czech Republic @jana_cernochova we signed a declaration of intent within the sphere of procurement and upkeep of IFVs with the Czech Republic and the Slovak Republic on the sidelines of the UDCG assembly.
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— Oleksii Reznikov (@oleksiireznikov) June 16, 2023
Ukraine to Deploy 50 CV90s In opposition to Russia
The event comes days after the Czech Republic introduced the procurement of 246 CV90s for $2.2 billion.
Slovakia has already signed an intergovernmental contract with Sweden for the acquisition of 152 CV90s for $1.37 billion.
In the meantime, Sweden wrapped up the coaching of Ukrainian troopers on the CV90 earlier this month. Stockholm has pledged to ship 50 CV90s to Ukraine.
The BAE Techniques tracked car is provided with a 40-mm computerized cannon able to taking pictures down a helicopter from a distance of 4 kilometers (3.1 miles).