The team of the Market Research and Analysis Department of the Armaments and Acquisition Division of the Ministry of Defence of the Czech Republic has recently completed the market research related to the modernization project „The New Generation Hand-held Anti-tank Weapon“.
An official "Request for Information" (RFI) was sent to the interested parties from the domestic and foreign defence industry by the end of 2017. In total, seven companies responded to the RFI. They also participated at the Industry Day held to this project during November 27 and 28, 2017. A part of the Industry Day were closed negotiations held with each manufacturer with aim to clarify the assignment to the upcoming project.
In the project "The New Generation Hand-held Anti-tank Weapon" the Armaments and Acquisition Division is planning to acquire new light and modern anti-tank weapons for the mechanized units of the Czech Army, which will correspond to the future needs on the modern battlefield.
"We were very pleased with the high quality of the responses to the RFI. Moreover, due to the great interest in delivering the best possible responses, we have received several requests from the companies to extend the deadline for submission of the responses, which was subsequently postponed to February 19, 2018. “From that time all the information received from the manufacturers were processed,” commented Milan Dvořák, Head of the Market Research and Analysis Department.
Further, he stressed out the great cooperation within the project: “I really appreciate the collaboration with the experts from the Ministry of Defence during realization of the market research and the work of my team as well. At the same time, I would like to thank to all the participating companies for their excellent cooperation and effective communication."
The Market Research and Analysis Department succeeded to collect a large amount of information necessary to support the planning processes and future decision-making of the Ministry of Defence management on the replacement of technically and morally outdated RPG-7 and RPG-75.