Ukraine and Czech Republic Announce Defense Industry Cooperation

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. 

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 defense and the defense industry,” said Tomáš Kopečný, Deputy Minister of Defense of the Czech Republic.

As previously reported, Oleksii Reznikov, Minister of Defense 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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