Ukraine and Czech Republic announce defense industry cooperation

10 November 2022, 10:28 PM
Ukraine and Czech Republic to create joint defense cluster (Photo:Ukroboronprom)

Ukraine and Czech Republic to create joint defense cluster (Photo:Ukroboronprom)

Ukraine’s state-owned military enterprise Ukroboronprom and the Intergovernmental Agency for Defense Cooperation (AMOS) under the Czech Ministry of Defense signed an agreement to establish a joint defense industrial cluster, Ukroboronprom said in a Telegram post on Nov. 10. 

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.

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On Nov. 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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