Casa

Military finds fundamental faults with CASA planes

Grounded? Navigation and safety issues have rendered some CASA planes unusable.

The Defense Ministry has given Omnipol, the supplier of the faulty Spanish transporter planes, three weeks to put them in order

Omnipol buys Czech hi-tech air surveillance firm ERA

High-tech Czech radar surveillance company ERA has been bought by arms middleman Omnipol for an undisclosed sum

Chris Johnstone 22.11.2011

Czech military overpaid for CASA planes, MoD docs show

The cabinet of Mirek Topolánek (left) approved a proposal in April 2009 to trade five Czech L-159 fighters for a CASA transport plane, with another three bought above market price. Ex-Defense Minister Martin Barták’s (center) claim the cost would not exc

The Czech state paid twice the price for CASA transport aircraft in 2006 than rival supplier EADS had sought

Elite detectives leaving Czech anti-corruption police force in droves

Útvar odhalování korupce a finanční kriminality přijde o další dva špičkové vyšetřovatele.

ÚOKFK leadership say investigations into high-profile corruption cases won’t be hampered, but police investigators are skeptical

Czech firm Omnipol fined over anti-tank missiles sale

Omnipol is one of the arms dealers the Ministry of Defense has used to make acquisitions

Arms trader Omnipol has been fined Kč 2.3 mln for selling old anti-tank missiles procured in Bulgaria to the Czech military 

Opencard’s Blažek heading to MoD

Rudolf Blažek previously served as deputy mayor of Prague

Ex-Prague deputy mayor Rudolf Blažek, criticized for his Opencard management, will head up military procurement at Defense Ministry

WikiLeaks: How US shot down Czech-Venezuelan plane deal

The Czech-made L-39 is the most widely used jet trainer in the world

High diplomacy and low skulduggery by the US helped to block a lucrative plane contract between a Czech company and Venezuela

Dvakrát předražené Casy

Lidové noviny zjistily, že portugalské ministerstvo obrany nakoupilo stejné přepravní letouny za poloviční cenu než Češi.

Směšné penále Omnipolu problémy letadel CASA nekompenzuje

Smluvní pokuta za vadný systém pasivní ochrany dosahuje desítek tisíc korun za den. Obrana však za nefunkční stroje zaplatila miliardy.

The cost of war? Czech Supreme Auditors can’t say

NKÚ inspects military acquisitions costing the state Kč 18.2 bln, still foggy on cost of Czech military role in Iraq and Afghanistan wars

Miloslav Kala 7.6.2011

Spain plans to scrap and unload its Czech L-159 fighter jets

Dvě letadla L-159 Španělé už mají. Jestli budou létat, se teprve ukáže.

Stripped down and sold off — such is the fate that likely awaits Aero Vodochody combat planes delivered to Madrid

Battlefield report: General Nečas lacks ammunition

Životaschopnost kabinetu zásadním způsobem ovlivňuje nedostatek autority všech tří předsedů koaličních stran.

The largest coalition party, the ODS, faces two fundamental problems: limited access to the levers of power and a weak leader

Martin Shabu 27.4.2011

Armáda uvažuje, že letouny CASA vrátí dodavateli

Lhůta na odstranění závad letounů, jež armáda pořídila za 3,5 miliardy korun, končí posledním dubnovým dnem.

Gov’t approves military acquisition amendment

Defense Minister ‘Saša’ Vondra has pledged to reform the MoD’s procurement process

Cabinet approves amendments regulating military acquisitions to cut out the middlemen — a victory of sorts for embattled defense minister

Španělé se chystají přeprodávat L-159

Dvě letadla L-159 Španělé už mají. Jestli budou létat, se teprve ukáže.

Rozebrat a rozprodat – takový osud nejspíše čeká na české letouny L-159 odeslané do Španělska.