Defence Ministry Signs Equipment Acquisition Contracts with Local Companies

By 12 February 2019

ZAGREB, February 12, 2019 - Contracts worth 313 million kuna for the procurement of equipment for the army were signed with 34 Croatian companies at the Defence Ministry on Monday.

Worth 32 million kuna more than those signed last year, the contracts were signed for the procurement of footwear, clothing, equipment, services and works.

The contracts represent a significant contribution to the national economy and show that the Defence ministry is participating in the development and promotion of the national military industry, including through the European Union's Permanent Structured Cooperation and NATO, Minister Damir Krstičević said.

"The Croatian army has been recognised in the world by its equipment. Domestic companies have asserted themselves with top quality product and impressive results," he added.

He recalled that in April the ministry would organise the ASDA international military industry fair in Split.

Tajana Kešić Šapić of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce said the contract signing "is an investment in the Croatian military industry (which) can carry the growth of the entire economy."

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