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Elbit Systems announced today that it was awarded a contract valued at approximately $172 million to supply light tanks to the Philippine Army. As the prime contractor, Elbit Systems will supply the “Sabrah” light tank solution based on the tracked ASCOD platform that is manufactured by General Dynamics European Land Systems Santa Bárbara from Spain, and on the wheeled Pandur II 8X8 platform manufactured by Excalibur Army from the Czech Republic.
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BAE Systems introduced today the fifth evolutionary variant of the CV90 infantry fighting vehicle that embeds many of the upgrades and modifications designed through the evolution of the vehicle family.
Rheinmetall is showcasing its new family of LYNX combat vehicles at the IDET 2017 in the Czech Republic city of Brno. Based on mature technologies and components the LYNX is positioned as an advanced, mid-weight armored vehicle designed to replace AFVs that are gradually being phased out, such as the BMP-1 and BMP-2 used by many of the Eastern European countries, including the Czech Republic.
Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) Elta Systems division was selected to deliver eight MultiMission Radar (MMR) systems to upgrade the air defense systems of the Czech Republic.
The Czech Republic is extending the service of leased JAS39 C/D Gripen fighter jets in 12 years, maintaining the fleet of 14 Gripens through 2027. The new agreement includes some hardware modification to be implemented within the next year, and software updates to begin immediately. The system upgrades are designed to increase the aircraft capabilities develop and adapt new mission software to meet Czech requirements.
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After The Polish Air Force has signed a contract with Airbus Military to deliver five additional C-295 transport aircraft, to be delivered in 2012-2013, bringing the fleet of C-295 in service with the Polish Air Force to 16.