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Havel & Partners Advises Czech Ministry of Defense on Purchase of Israeli Air Defense System

Havel & Partners Advises Czech Ministry of Defense on Purchase of Israeli Air Defense System

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Havel & Partners has advised the Ministry of Defense of the Czech Republic on an inter-governmental contract for the purchase of the SPYDER Israeli air defense system from the Rafael Advanced Defense Systems state-owned company.

The supply agreement for the Army of the Czech Republic was priced at CZK 13.7 billion (including VAT), while the agreement for maintenance and servicing of the system covers a period of 20 years from the delivery of the system in 2026, for a fee of up to CZK 6.2 billion.

According to Havel & Partners, “SPYDER is an Israeli Short Range Air Defence (SHORAD) system designated to detect, identify, and eliminate airborne targets. This ensures, among other things, the protection of urban agglomerations, nuclear power plants, industrial centers, airports, and other important facilities from the threat of air attack. SPYDER is combat proven and is the first successful delivery of this sophisticated defense system to a NATO member state.” 

According to the firm, “deliveries of four SPYDER batteries will take place gradually until 2026. The new system will replace the obsolete Soviet-made KUB missile systems from the 1970s in the Czech Army’s arsenal.”

Havel & Partners’ team included Partner Petr Kadlec, Counsels Martin Raz, Ondrej Curilla, and Josef Zaloudek, Associates Ivo Heger and Petra Kasparkova, and Tax Advisor Kristyna Slehoferova.

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