Problem with contract on purchase of mobile radars for Czech army

21-01-2018

Defence Minister Karla Šlechtová has acknowledged a problem with a contract on the purchase of eight mobile radars for the Czech army from Israel, prepared by her predecessor in office Martin Stropnicky.

In an debate on commercial TV Prima, Šlechtová said the radars had not been approved by the National Institute for Cyber Security and unless approval was granted the radars could not be linked up to NATO systems and put to effective use.

Šlechtová has commissioned a legal expertise on the matter, saying the contract might need to be reviewed.