The Defense Ministry is considering the sale of 40-50 AMV Patria armored vehicles that are manufactured in Đuro Đakovic and thus earned funds would be directed to equip the Navy patrol boats, bringing Defender.hr portal.
Writing of this site was generally confirmed to Večernji list by MOD, but also emphasized that no decision has been made on the sale.
- MOD is already aware that at the moment and the pace of production not all contracted vehicles are necessary. We welcome the efforts of Patria and Đuro Đaković for sale in third markets. Using vehicles from MOD's quota for such sale would, among other things, provide „easier breathing " in regard of budgetary costs - said high-ranking source in the ministry.
Ministry of Defense, if such agreement with a third country is achieved, would have at their disposal several hundred million kunas more than previously planned, which could be used in realization of their priorities. One of them, states Defense Ministry is the procurement of patrol boats for the Coast Guard.
At the training ground "Gašinci 'a final live fire exercise of moving and stationary targets with anti-tank guided missile systems," Maljutka "," Fagot " and " Konkurs" has bean held.
Only one pic by... MoD I guess short video of live firing is science fiction to them.
Defence Minister Anthony Kotromanovic signed today, on 2 March, ten o'clock of contracts for military equipment (clothing and footwear) for equipping the Armed Forces with 21 Croatian company - manufacturers of clothing and footwear, valued at approximately 32.5 million kuna.
Contracts with the MOD on behalf of the bidder and the Community in relation to the procurement of combat uniforms and footwear for members of Armed Forces signed by the representatives of the companies' Crocodile International Ltd. " and "Inkop Footwear Ltd", procurement contracts and other garments for the CAF business representatives "Seagull Omis Inc.", "HEMC Djakovo Ltd", "Clothing Ltd. Zagreb", "FC dd Varazdin," "Sock Factory Adriatic dd" "Orljava Ltd. Pozega," and "doo Zagreb hat."
In a statement to the media after signing the contract Kotromanovic Minister said that the MoD has decided to cooperate with local companies to manufacture military equipment because he wants to contribute to the development of Croatian economy. He also pointed out that "the signing of contracts for military equipment, we want to show that the armed forces are not only consumers, but also a generator of economic development and certain products that can be competitive in the world." Kotromanovic Minister added that Croatia produces all clothing and footwear worn by Croatian soldiers in missions around the world, and stressed that the MoD will continue to promote the Croatian producers abroad. "In this regard I can announce that this year we have produced our military industries represented on the two corps of military equipment and weapons - in Albania and Azerbaijan," said Kotromanovic.
Minister Kotromanovic this occasion presented a certificate of introduction into operational use in the CAF VHS assault rifle, a producer of "HS Produkt" from Karlovac, CEO Zeljko Pavlin. He added that it is extremely with a good product that will seriously compete with others in the world and contribute to the Croatian Army is operational and capable for the tasks that await. He also pointed out that this gun already in use in the Armed Forces and has been tested in the Croatian mission in Afghanistan, the Golan Heights and Sierra Leone. "This year we plan to purchase about a thousand VHS assault rifles, a weapon which it enters into widespread operational use of the Armed Forces," he added Kotromanovic. Director of HS Produkt Zeljko Pavlin said that he has a gun and some novelties such as an optical sight, which was developed in collaboration with the Institute Ruder Boskovic, and grenade launcher, which allows the rifle out any combat tasks. "The specificity of this rifle is that it further develop and optimize the use of the left-handed and right-handed, which has no single rifle in the world," Pavlin said.
Representatives of Croatian companies manufacturers of military equipment with which they are now signed contracts are especially thanked the Ministry of Defence is recognized as a government body can utilize the potentials of domestic industry and on the other manufacturers can offer high quality product at a price konkuretnoj. Manufacturers of military equipment are considered to have contracts worth 32 million these companies a significant boost in crisis and help stabilize the domestic production.
Croatian textile and clothing industry has more than 30,000 employees and the other is in the manufacturing industry by number of employees. It is extremely affected by the crisis, and in the last five years, 10,000 workers have lost their jobs. MOD is one of the first to recognize the importance of this industry and its problems and has enabled the textile and footwear manufacturers to employ their capacity and receive multi-year contracts, highlighted among other manufacturers.
Finally new ballistic combat vest model M404http://www.kroko.hr/hr/products/3/pr...25/kroko-m404/ in green digital pattern, now we can hope to see it in use.
1000 new VHS assault rifles, optional optical sight is finished. Perfect rifle for Patria AMV crews.
HS-m I have seen it in use in BSD but it will be more than welcome in MP also with its 19+1 capacity magazines.
More photos galleryhttp://www.jutarnji.hr/vojska-dobiva...0784/?secId=79
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An Mi-8 helo with 8 crew was deployed from Divulje air station to Montenegro, to help that country cope with heavy snowfall.
...and going home.
So, according to Večernji list our defense minister, distinguished officer in Homeland War, stated that owning fighter jets are huge obligations and expensive toys and that some NATO members do not have its own fleet (Luxembourg, Baltic countries, Bulgaria ).Ministar obrane smatra kako bi bilo dobro da Hrvatska ima vlastito zrakoplovstvo, no dodao je kako je riječ o velikim obvezama i "skupim igračkama" te naveo niz zemalja NATO-a koje svoju flotu nemaju, poput Luksemburga, baltičkih zemalja, Bugarske... Ipak, rekao je kako bi to bilo dobro za Hrvatsku te kako će se to i napraviti ako postoje mogućnosti.
First, Luxembourg is way too small to own its fighters, Baltic states probably regret now that they didn't invest in their own fighters - and from where did Kotromanović concluded that Bulgaria does not have its own combat air force..
For saying that nonsense he should have shot himself in leg with one of those HS pistols. Just to wake up.
Not to mention that he regards fighters like toys.
I wonder if he had such opinion in 1995. in western Bosnia about Mi24 Hind gunships.
Vecernji is misquoting him. He sad that Bulgaria is THINKING about renouncing it's fighter component. Also Vecernji is far to optimistic about future of AF. If you watched Kotromanovic – it was all we WOULD like to keep, we would so much like that but ..etc. The man sounded like father that has just lost his job and is explaining his son that there will be no Christmas gifts this year. At one moment the pitch of his voice, and expressionon his face looked like he is about to cry. It was very sad to watch.He sad no movement on fighters of ANY sort this year, decision PROBABLY next year (announcement of shutting down). Anyone who watched the interview has no doubt - we just lost the air force. So sad.
Just last month they've decided to prolong resources on 4-6 MiG 21s that will together with MiG 29 serve until introduction of new or "second hand" fighters.
Baltic countries have obligation to form their own air-forces, until then they have foreign protection of airspace.
I've just seen the HRT Dnevnik 3 and didn't get your impression about losing air force.
And bear in mind that Croatia is the one of two countries of former Yugoslavia that has combat jets.
The other one is dedicated and for some time will be dedicated to neutrality outside of NATO.
So that regional air policing over Adriatic Charter countries (HR, BiH, MNE, even ALB) and maybe even Slovenia can and hopefully will be done by renewed HRZ as most significant NATO member between Alps and Drina river.
Main issue with all our governments is the consecutive stand about missions abroad. Everything is subordinated to them.
Seems that ISAF is the paramount and core role of OSRH. All is directed and dedicated towards Afghan and in some small extent to OUN operations like Golan.
Constitutional role of OSRH is on the other hand being sadly disregarded.
Their capacity of control, protection and defense of national land, air and sea is today on similar level as it was in early 1992.
Back then we also had only ground force, miniscule navy and two-three operational fighter jets (defectors from JNA).
ISAF will not last for ever. And then what? EU battle-groups?
Looks like the carrier handle is removable, otherwise that Picatinny rail right behind it doesn't make sense.
Anyway, our military industry has exported over $110 millions worth of arms and equipment in 2011. Hopefully, we'll see an increase next year.
Maybe that rail is there to combine with some domestic night vision attachment that will come in future. Magnifier is not a option because that sight has built in magnifier 1.5 to 3 x.
Anyway more Good News! New Police boat 3rd of its kind.I think that we just must wait for the full contract of 28 police boats to be done and than will see similar bean done for Coast Guard and Navy.
A police boat'' Marino Jakominić'' length of 25.10 meters and a width of 6 meters. It is made of marine aluminum and equipped with two MTU engines of 1050 kW and the maximum speed that can reach is 30 knots. With full fuel tanks, the range is about 600 nautical miles.Boat is name in honor of Special Police member who was KIA in homeland war.