Alexander Kuranov. In the framework of the started modernization of armament Ministry of defence of the Czech Republic bought 2, 7 million dollars 19 mortars by the Spanish firm Expal.
"The Czech Ministry of defense purchased for 64 million CZK ($2, 7 million) 19 mortars by the Spanish firm Expal, - reported in the first day of the weekend in message Prague online publication Lidovky.- fresh mortars are obliged to replace consisting decades of armed Czech Vz. 52. The agreement was made during the mediation included in the NATO Agency NSPA ".
Through the same Agency, the Ministry of defence of the Republic in the near future also plans to buy 720 unguided missiles for helicopters Mi-24 and 80 bombs for ground attack aircraft L-159 and multipurpose aircraft Saab JAS-39 Gripen.
during the current year will also be purchased ammunition for a total amount of 1, 3 billion kronor ($54 million). Lack of ammunition for the army warehouses due to free delivery, five hundred tons of bombs and ammunition for the army of Iraqi Kurdistan, fighting with the militants of the Islamic countries ", as well as many years of savings, due to a gradual reduction of the budget of the Czech defense Ministry.
last year, the Republican leadership under pressure from NATO and in connection with the events in Ukraine announced the gradual growth in 2015, army budget with last year's 1% of GDP to 1, 4% of GDP in 2020, which ultimately does not reach the recommended standard of the Commonwealth in 2% of GDP.