- Published: 03.01.2022.
PM reports on meeting with defence minister on US Bradley M2A2 ODS offer
Prime Minister Andrej Plenković said in a Twitter post on Monday that a meeting was held with Defence Minister Mario Banožić and representatives of the Defence Ministry and the Armed Forces regarding the US offer to equip the Croatian Army with the Bradley infantry fighting vehicles.
"Meeting with Minister Banožić and representatives of the Defence Ministry and the Armed Forces on the US government's offer to equip the Croatian Army with Bradley infantry fighting vehicles. We want the investment to be good and sustainable in the long run for the Croatian Army," the PM said on Twitter on Monday afternoon.
The Defence Ministry said on its website on 28 December that Minister Banožić took part in a working meeting with PM Plenković and government members as well as Armed Forces officials focusing on further investment and modernisation of the Croatian Army, with emphasis on the US Bradley M2A2 ODS offer.
The meeting underlined the government's commitment to strengthening all branches of the military for the sake of a successful response to defence and security challenges as well as achieving the highest security on land, at sea and in the air.
Regarding the Bradley offer, the Defence Ministry and the General Staff were requested to provide additional explanations on the offer as a good long-term investment for the land forces, the Ministry said on 28 December.