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[15.01.2017 16:42 UTC] Daniela Lazarová
Military terminates contract on bulletproof vests for army

Defense Minister Martin Stropnický has confirmed that the military terminated a contract with the Czech firm Česka zbrojovka on the delivery of 2,300 bulletproof vests for the army on the grounds that the vests do not afford the required standard of protection. The company making the vests reportedly used other connecting materials than required resulting in lower quality protection which fails to meet the conditions set down in the tender for the respective contract. The producer claims that the vests afford reliable protection and is taking the matter to court. The military is to buy the vests from a US firm at a higher price.