30 Nov '17, 11am

Czech army to expand UAV capabilities by 2020

Czech army to expand UAV capabilities by 2020

The Army of the Czech Republic (ACR) has unveiled plans to dramatically bolster its unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) capabilities to include unmanned combat aerial vehicles (UCAVs) to be procured in 2021. The Czech MoD plans to procure additional ScanEagle UAVs, which it already operates in Afghanistan. (ACR) “The ACR will procure an as yet unknown UCAV platform in 2021 as part of the strategy to further modernise its aerial combat capabilities,” Ministry of Defence (MoD) spokesperson Jan Pejsek told Jane’s on 29 November. Pejsek said the MoD, together with the ACR, would need to issue a request for information (RfI) from a range of Western manufacturers of UCAV technology. The MoD plans to invest CZK1 billion (USD47 million) in UAV technology by 2020 to procure additional Boeing Insitu ScanEagle small, long-endurance, low-altitude UAVs following the findings of a MoD/ACR stu...

Full article: http://www.janes.com/article/76062/czech-army-to-expand-u...

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