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Slovakia buys 160 JLTVs vehicles from the United States

By Defence Industry Europe

On July 12, the Ministry of Defence of the Slovak Republic announced that the government has approved a programme to purchase 160 armoured vehicles from the JLTV family in the United States. The contract is expected to be worth around USD 190 million, with the majority of the funds coming from the Foreign Military Financing (FMF) programme.

The delivery of the vehicles is scheduled for 2025, with 110 units configured with remotely controlled M153 CROWS weapon stations, while the remaining 50 units will have conventional turrets.

According to the Slovak Ministry of Defence, the Americans have offered a financial package worth 200 million USD under the FMF programme.

 

 

In addition to the JLTVs, Bratislava intends to allocate the remaining funds to firearms and systems designed for neutralizing unmanned aerial vehicles.

Separately, as part of the settlement for the transferred MiG-29 aircraft and anti-aircraft systems to Ukraine, the United States has offered to sell used Bell AH-1Z Viper attack helicopters. The government in Bratislava has submitted a formal Letter of Request, seeking further information on the offer.

 

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