Ukraine and Czech Republic Announce Defence Industry Cooperation

Published: 09.01.2023 Related countries:  Czech Republic Czech Republic, Ukraine Ukraine

The plan is to pool manufacturing capacities of Ukrainian and Czech defense companies, coupled with broader international financial support.

Ukraine’s state-owned military enterprise Ukroboronprom and the Intergovernmental Agency for Defence Cooperation (AMOS) under the Czech Ministry of Defence signed an agreement to establish a joint defence industrial cluster at the end of last year.

The initiative would involve joint Ukrainian-Czech production of military vehicles, ammunition of various calibers, development of maintenance hubs, as well as technological cooperation through joint research centers.

The plan would pool manufacturing capacities of Ukrainian and Czech defense companies, coupled with broader international financial support.

“The Czech Republic will become a reliable industrial support for the Ukrainian defence and the defence industry,” said Tomáš Kopečný, Deputy Minister of Defense of the Czech Republic.

As previously reported, Oleksii Reznikov, Minister of Defence of Ukraine, announced that the defense industry of Ukraine has established the production of 122-mm and 152-mm artillery shells.

New artillery shells for Soviet-era systems have already been tested.

Reznikov also emphasized that Ukraine currently does not plan to produce 155-mm ammunition for modern artillery systems.

On November 5, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy thanked the Netherlands, the United States, and the Czech Republic for providing Kyiv with 90 T-72 main battle tanks.

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Source: Prague Morning