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The Czech Republic risks being left with a licensed copy of the Soviet BMP-2

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The Czech Republic runs the risk of being left without new infantry fighting vehicles, the tender for the purchase of a brigade set of new infantry fighting vehicles has been suspended indefinitely. The Czech Ministry of Defense is said to have rejected all three final proposals.


The Czech military have long hatched plans to replace the BMP BVP-2 (a licensed copy of the Soviet BMP-2) in service with the country's army. In 2017, the Czech Republic considered nine options as a replacement for the BVP-2 by submitting a request for participation in the tender. Among the possible applicants were considered:

1. CV90 by BAE System
2. ASCOD 2 from General Dynamics European Land Systems (GDELS)
3. PSM's Puma, a joint venture between KMW and Rheinmetall
4. Rheinmetall Lynx
5. G5 PMMC from German FFG
6. Tulpar from the Turkish company Otokar
7. Kaplan-20 from Turkish FNSS (a joint venture of BAE Systems and Nurol Holding)
8. Namer developed by Israeli ordnance corps
9. Oto Melara's Dardo

The main requirement of the Czechs was the localization of BMP production at least 40% at Czech enterprises. In total, it was planned to order 210 BMPs with an option for another 100 vehicles.

There are no details about how the finalists of the tender were selected, it is known that Israel and Italy simply did not respond to the request, someone was eliminated by the Czechs themselves. As a result, three contenders reached the final: CV90, KF41 Lynx and ASCOD 2.


Based on the results of the tests, which lasted 6 weeks, the Czech Ministry of Defense decided to abandon all three BMPs, limiting itself to a statement that all of them did not meet the customer's requirements. Now in Prague they fear that the tender has completely failed, since the winner was supposed to be determined by the end of this year, and the delivery of cars would begin next year.

In the meantime, the Czech army continues to operate licensed copies of the Soviet BMP-2.
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  1. Sidor the Fierce
    Sidor the Fierce 9 November 2021 15: 49
    +6
    During World War II, tanks and self-propelled guns were riveted for the entire Wehrmacht, but now that there is no technology or a good owner with a whip? Spanish shame!
    1. Slaven
      Slaven 9 November 2021 15: 58
      +3
      They are so in NATO. This imposes on them the fulfillment of certain requirements. If they were alone, they would have their own weapons, and cartridges, and equipment.
      1. Reserve buildbat
        Reserve buildbat 11 November 2021 18: 40
        -1
        And then they were in the Third Reich - so what? We riveted in three shifts, without bothering. The Germans could not get enough of them.
        1. Slaven
          Slaven 16 November 2021 17: 25
          0
          What does the third Reich have to do with it? NATO has its own standards. This is beneficial to the most important country in NATO. And so it will be. The Germans also adopted Soviet weapons.
    2. Vadim Ananyin
      Vadim Ananyin 9 November 2021 16: 07
      +8
      With the collapse of the USSR and Sev and the Warsaw Treaty, they not only lost science, but a lot of other things. The West also helped them, as it is helping Ukraine now.
      1. SKVichyakow
        SKVichyakow 9 November 2021 16: 54
        +3
        Quote: Vadim Ananyin
        With the collapse of the USSR and Sev and the Warsaw Treaty, they not only lost science, but a lot of other things. The West also helped them, as it is helping Ukraine now.

        And that is great. After all, they produced a lot of things under licenses issued during the Soviet era.
    3. knn54
      knn54 9 November 2021 16: 40
      +2
      There is an enterprise (VOP CZ,), but there is no necessary technology for production and service
  2. pyagomail.com
    pyagomail.com 9 November 2021 15: 51
    +10
    It was necessary to conclude a contract with the Ukrainians - these will definitely not let you down! wink
    1. Slaven
      Slaven 9 November 2021 15: 57
      +3
      Well, yes, the Iraqis won't let you lie.
  3. APASUS
    APASUS 9 November 2021 16: 00
    +4
    What are these serious demands from the Czechs? It seems to me that they just didn't share ............. wink
  4. alexmach
    alexmach 9 November 2021 16: 09
    -1
    Well, not only in Russia everything is very slow with light armored vehicles.
    1. Sergey Aleksandrovich
      Sergey Aleksandrovich 9 November 2021 20: 07
      0
      So we have insoluble contradictions with design assignments. Retrogrades like me like the manned weapon station and the ability to swim, while the "next generation" wants to see good armor and isolated ammunition, they can't agree. recourse
      1. alexmach
        alexmach 9 November 2021 22: 21
        0
        So they probably have the same thing. Plus, everyone also has difficulties with money ...
  5. Andrey Moskvin
    Andrey Moskvin 9 November 2021 16: 13
    +2
    Israel did not answer about Namer, so it does not sell the Merkabas either.
    1. Aviator_
      Aviator_ 9 November 2021 18: 00
      +2
      Merkava only in the deserts of BV and can ride, nowhere else. Israel would be happy to sell, so no one takes.
  6. Orsis338
    Orsis338 9 November 2021 16: 14
    -2
    As I see it, they will most likely cooperate with the Poles about their Borsuk, who in 2017 was not yet ready, but now he is quite ready
  7. prior
    prior 9 November 2021 16: 15
    +4
    And who was going to confront the formidable Czech army?
    In addition to migrants from Belarus, there seems to be no one else.
    To adequately meet the attackers, if there are any, they have enough Czech beer.
    Do they really need new BMPs?
    1. Mavrikiy
      Mavrikiy 9 November 2021 16: 23
      +1
      Quote: prior
      To adequately meet the attackers, if there are any, they have enough Czech beer.

      Nooo ... dumplings (mom spat (bread sausages in meat sauce!), And the locals rolled their eyes dreamily)
    2. Sidor the Fierce
      Sidor the Fierce 9 November 2021 16: 43
      +7
      How is it to resist to whom? And two Russian tourists with matches?
      1. prior
        prior 9 November 2021 16: 47
        +1
        Do you think that the BMPs available in the Czech army are not enough to confront these two?
        1. Sidor the Fierce
          Sidor the Fierce 9 November 2021 19: 05
          +2
          Of course not enough! Where the infantry will not pass and the armored train will not rush, Boshirov and Petrov will crawl on their belly and nothing will happen to him! laughing
  8. demiurg
    demiurg 9 November 2021 16: 41
    +3
    From my sofa from the final three, the Swede is the sweetest of all. If you need a minimum weight, if you need to hang it with cast iron at the very least. Babakha 40mm.
    1. boris epstein
      boris epstein 9 November 2021 17: 29
      0
      And what is wrong with the BMP-3 with two guns (100 mm and 30 mm automatic) or the Russian amphibious infantry fighting vehicle with a 125-mm cannon?
    2. Sergey Aleksandrovich
      Sergey Aleksandrovich 9 November 2021 19: 26
      0
      Recently, I also praised the CV90, they threw minuses.
  9. Nafanya from the sofa
    Nafanya from the sofa 9 November 2021 16: 45
    +2
    And with whom are the Czechs going to fight? After all, they have preferred to surrender since the time of the Second World War.
  10. Free wind
    Free wind 9 November 2021 16: 47
    +2
    Why not? Normal desire. You can get a car that you can make at home, and you can even shove your thoughts into the car. There is a Tatra engine.
    1. wandlitz
      wandlitz 9 November 2021 16: 52
      0
      To do at home and, if possible, sell
  11. Pavel57
    Pavel57 9 November 2021 17: 02
    +1
    Buy a license for Berezhok.
  12. lukewarm
    lukewarm 9 November 2021 17: 11
    +4
    Did you want to crank up that with the BMP-2? laughing Riveting under a license? Nah guys, be naughty. The good USSR no longer exists. It is clear that there is simply no money as requested by the "allies". Well nothing. It happens. We also have everything "the terms are shifted to the right"
  13. Vasyan1971
    Vasyan1971 9 November 2021 19: 43
    0
    The Czech Republic runs the risk of being left without new infantry fighting vehicles

    Ah-ah-ah, what a grief! wassat
  14. militarist63
    militarist63 10 November 2021 02: 36
    0
    The Czech military has long hatched plans to replace the BMP BVP-2 in service with the country's army (a licensed copy of the Soviet BMP-2)
    Which copy? This is just a Czech licensed BMP-2, without any copies. At one time, I had a Czech BMP-1K in my platoon
  15. Ros 56
    Ros 56 10 November 2021 08: 41
    -1
    Fuck them BMPshki, let them drink beer, they do it better. All the same, no warriors, who will come to them, will fall under that.
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