Czech Forces Modernization Report, 2005

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Upgraded T-72M4 CZ(click for alternate view) The Czech Republic’s Ministry of Defence recently issued a modernization report for 2005 that detailed a number of its ongoing modernization projects as it seeks to become a NATO-interoperable force. There were a number of noteworthy projects in 2005, ranging from modernization of its T-72 tanks to its recently-concluded $1 billion armored personnel carrier competition, acquisition of Bofors’ laser-riding RBS-70 anti-air missiles, full incorporation of all 14 JAS-39 Gripen 4th generation lightweight fighters, modernization of its Mi-17 and Mi-24 (now Mi-35) helicopters, night vision devices, artillery radars, and modernization of several bases. has the full release; meanwhile, the Czech Ministry of Defence also has a page that lists and links to many of its major modernization projects.

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