Germany has agreed to donate 15 Leopard 2 A4 tanks to the Czech Republic so the country can replenish its stocks after providing Ukraine with military supplies during its ongoing war with Russia.
Defense Minister Jana Cernochova informed the government of the transfer agreement made with German Defense Minister Christine Lambrecht last week.
The countries will also begin negotiations to purchase up to 50 of Germany’s most recent Leopard 2 A7+ tanks for the Czech Army.
“Germany has long been our key economic partner. However, this has not been the case in the field of defense for a long time, and we want to change that … I believe that thanks to this, our army will be stronger and our country safer,” Cernochova said.
The donation will be provided by the German defense industry and include 14 combat-ready Leopard 2 A4 tanks, one replacement tank, spare parts, and ammunition.
The Czech Ministry of Defense expects the tanks to be upgraded to 2 A7+ later on.