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Název:
Name:
LOV 50 B
Originální název:
Original Name:
LOV 50 B
Výrobce:
Producer:
VOP CZ, Nový Jičín [finální montáž / final assembly]
IVECO Defence Vehicles, Bolzano [podvozek / chassis]
Období výroby:
Production Period:
DD.MM.2010-DD.MM.2013
Vyrobeno kusů:
Number of Produced:
72
Prototyp vyroben:
Prototype Built:
DD.MM.2010
Osádka:
Crew:
2 + 3
Technické údaje:
Technical Data:
 
Náhon:
Configuration:
4x4
Pohotovostní hmotnost:
Curb Weight:
6200 kg
Užitečné zatížení:
Payload:
900 kg
Celková hmotnost:
Gross Vehicle Weight:
71001) kg
Celková délka:
Overall Length:
48002) mm
Celková šířka:
Overall Width:
2200 mm
Celková výška:
Overall Height:
29203) mm
Světlá výška:
Ground Clearance:
3404) mm
Rozvor:
Wheelbase:
3230 mm
Rozchod:
Track:
1710 mm - obě nápravy
Brzdová soustava:
Braking System:
vzducho-kapalinová
kotoučové brzdy
odpojitelené ABS pro jízdu v terénu
Elektrický systém:
Electrical System:
napětí: 12 / 24 V
ukostřený záporný pól
akumulátory: 2x 120 Ah, zapojené do série
alternátor: 24 V / 90 A
Pneumatiky:
Tyres:
325/85 R16 Michelin s / with run-flat
Pancéřování:
Armour:
balistická a protiminová ochrana dle:
- STANAG 4569 Annex A Level 3
- STANAG 4569 Annex B Level 2a a 2b
Pohon:
Propulsion:
 
Typ:
Type:
IVECO F1C E0489C DVD
- řadový kapalinou chlazený turbodiesel s mezichladičem stlačeného vzduchu, splňující limity exhalací EURO 3, vstřikování common rail
- počet válců: 4 (16 ventilů)
- objem válců: 3000 cm3
- maximální točivý moment: 456 Nm při 1800 ot/min
- maximální výkon: 140 kW při 3700 ot/min
Převodovka:
Gearbox:
ZF 6HP260
- automatická
- počet rychlostí: 6+1

rozdělovací převodovka
- dvourychlostní
- trvalý náhon všech kol
Spojka:
Clutch:
-
Objem palivových nádrží:
Fuel Tank Capacity:
130 l
Výkony:
Performance:
 
Rychlost na silnici:
Road Speed:
1105) km/h
Rychlost v terénu:
Cross-country Speed:
? km/h
Spotřeba paliva:
Fuel Consumption:
306) l/100 km
Jízdní dosah po silnici:
Cruising Range on Road:
5007) km
Jízdní dosah v terénu:
Cross-country Cruising Range:
? km
Překonávání překážek:
Obstacles Crossing:
 
Nájezdový úhel přední/zadní:
Angle of Approach/Departure:
54 ° / 48 °
Svah:
Gradient:
30 °
Boční náklon:
Side Slope:
17 °
Překročivost:
Trench Crossing:
0,60 m
Výstupnost:
Vertical Obstacle:
0,35 m
Brodivost:
Fording Depth:
0,858) m
Výzbroj:
Armament:
M151A2 Protector
- kulomet M2HB-QCB
-- ráže: 12,7 mm
-- náboje: 280 kusů
Uživatelské státy:
User States:
Poznámka:
Note:
1) celková hmotnost soupravy 11300 kg
2) bez příslušenství, s příslušenstvím 5130 mm
3) se zbraňovou stanicí (po zásobník)
4) pod středem nápravy
5) maximální povolená rychlost
6) průměrná spotřeba
7) průměrný dosah
8) bez přípravy, s přípravou 1,5 m
Zdroje:
Sources:
IVECO v Armádě České republiky
archiv autora
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LOV 50 B


A light armored vehicle capable of conducting combat operations against live fire and weakly protected targets with effective fire at rest and on the move. The vehicle consists of a IVECO M65E19WM LMV chassis and a Norwegian weapon station M151A2 Protector. The vehicle's purpose-built equipment consists of a Czech VICM 200 internal voice unit with a VICM 120 wireless module, which allows crew members to communicate even at a certain distance outside the vehicle. The commander's workstation is equipped with a tablet with its own GPS module and data interface for interfacing with radio stations. The tablet allows access to the BVIS combat vehicle information system. LOV 50 B is equipped with two US Harris RF-300M-TV FALCON III radios and a WBS 2500 vehicle-borne jammer (only on 32 vehicles delivered in 2010 and 2011) against radio-launched improvised explosive devices. There is a DAGR (AN/PSN-13) encrypted military GPS receiver and a Li-On battery that significantly extends the operation of the weapon station when the vehicle engine is off. The capacity of this battery with the standard vehicle battery allows the vehicle to perform part of the combat mission (for a minimum of two hours) in observation mode with the weapon station cameras and while the radio station is operating.


The LOV 50 B vehicle was procured under the 107 050 programme - Acquisition of Light Armoured Vehicles, for which an amount of 4,298 billion CZK (including VAT) is earmarked covering the purchase (and other services) of a total of 120 Italian LMV vehicles in three variants between 2009 and 2015. The delivery of 90 vehicles took place between 2010 and 2013, while another 30 units may be delivered between 2013 and 2015. The contract for the delivery of the LMV including logistics support between the Ministry of Defence of the Czech Republic and Praga-Export was signed on 18 December 2009. The subject of the contract is the delivery of 90 light armoured vehicles IVECO M65E19WM LMV in three modifications:


- LOV 50 B (light armoured fighting vehicle, turret M151A2 Protector) - 72 units
- LOV 50 BVR (light armoured combat vehicle, command turret M151A2 Protector) - 7 units
- LOV 7,62 B (light armoured combat support vehicle, turret ZSRD 07) - 11 pieces



LOV 50 B

Year
Number of vehicles
Price
2010
30

2011
19
CZK 684,283,200 (for 18 vehicles; due to the failure of one vehicle, it was expected to be delivered late in late 2011 and was therefore only paid in Q1 2012 in the amount of CZK 38,185,200)
2013
23
CZK 912,824,000

(prices exclude additional installation of RF-300M-TV radio stations and DAGR GPS receiver)


The contract for 90 LMV, the total amount of which was CZK 3 620 406 534 including VAT, also included the acquisition of logistical support in the form of the purchase of ammunition, spare parts, workshop equipment and courses (training of gunner-instructors and workshop specialist-instructors).


The project also included an Agreement on the implementation of an industrial cooperation programme, the value of which amounted to 100 % of the total purchase price excluding VAT under the contract. The value of the direct offsets was to represent at least 20% of the value of the industrial cooperation programme. It was scheduled to be completed by the end of 2019.


The Military Repair Plant VOP 026 in Nový Jičín (now VOP CZ) carried out the integration of the M151A2 Protector weapon station and additional accessories according to the requirements of the Czech Armed Forces. The modifications carried out in VOP 026 or VOP CZ included preparation for the installation of navigation and communication aids, jamming equipment, installation of a central power box, weapon mounts, permanent internal and external modifications for the storage of mandatory and additional equipment, mounting of night vision devices and integration of the vehicle commander's laptop. The installation of RF-300M-TV radios and DAGR GPS receivers was subsequently carried out by MEDTEC-VOP at a cost of CZK 28 195 986.


LOV 50 B is not much different from the first ever two LMVs armed with M151A2 weapon stations, which were procured by Military Police Special Operations Unit - unfortunately. The M151A2 theoretically allows for the lafetation of a 12.7 mm caliber machine gun (M2HB-QCB), a 7.62 mm caliber machine gun (FN MAG), or M240; or MINIMI, respectively M249), or a 40mm grenade launcher (MK 19, GMG). The practice in the AFK seems to be that these weapon stations are equipped only with M2HB-QCB machine guns. For machine gun lafetation, FN MAG weapon stations ZSRD 07 were acquired and grenade launchers (AGS-17) are carried on 44th and 74th lmopr hulls T810-V or at one time on Cowboys. Similarly, M151A2 were taken without smoke grenade launchers.


The first 30 LOV 50 B vehicles were delivered in 2010. The initial 20 examples were fitted with desert camouflage and WBS 2500 jammers, as most were intended for deployment with the 1st OMLT in Vardak province, Afghanistan. The first Czech Army unit to begin rearmament with the LOV 50 B was the 74th Light Motorized Battalion, as it was the first of a pair of newly formed motorized battalions to be designated for deployment in Afghanistan (10th PRT). The 74th Light Motorized Battalion also received at least one LOV 50 B (VPZ 317 74-39, this vehicle was later deployed to Mali in the EU TM mission) in desert camouflage. The IVECa did not gain much traction in the ranks of this unit, as it was also used to train soldiers from other units destined for deployment in Afghanistan (PRT and OMLT contingents). After about a year of service, the driver 74th lmopr had averaged about 1,000 km in the field on the LOV 50 B. The unit apparently acquired 36 examples of the LOV 50 B (for 3 infantry companies). The next unit to be rearmed is the 44th Light Motorized Battalion, in whose structure the LOV 50 Bs will arm two infantry companies (24 vehicles; the 3rd infantry company is armed with KBVP Pandur II CZ). The 44th Imopr formed the organizational core of the last 11th PRT unit.


At the turn of 2011 and 2012, the 102nd Reconnaissance Battalion began to be rearmed with LOV 50 B. In the ranks of its Heavy Reconnaissance Company (or 2nd Reconnaissance Company), it replaced the BVP-2 infantry fighting vehicles that were temporarily used there after the BPzV Svatava reconnaissance vehicles were retired. Twelve vehicles were 102nd Pzpr delivered without any special equipment. Their only "reconnaissance" sensors at first were only cameras built into the weapon station. Training on LOV 50 B was relatively slow, either because the unit formed the core of the 8th PRT unit at the turn of 2011 and 2012, or because there was no fuel. At the end of 2016, VOP CZ made technical modifications to the purpose-built superstructure and the addition of material for conducting reconnaissance on the LOV 50 B vehicles introduced with 102nd Reconnaissance Battalion, with an emphasis on the technical support of conducting ground reconnaissance without the need to power the systems from the vehicle's alternator while the engine is running. The modification involved the following elements:
- Vehicle body source system
- the AKB body compartment and the packaging storage compartment with the payload survey kit
- an ergonomically positioned DOLCH laptop with a pull-out
- vehicle window blackout and headlight kit
- folding SATCOM antenna protection - Harris radio antenna mounts in angled position
- footrest for easier access to the vehicle's cargo area
- mirror and headlight protection


Since March 2013, the trio of LOV 50 B has been operating in the EU TM mission (the Czechs were tasked with protecting the EU TM mission headquarters for the training of Malian soldiers, the facility was located in Bamako). Another LOV 50 B was deployed from October 2013 to March 2014 as part of the 1st Guard Company of the Bagram Air Field (BAF), tasked with securing a designated area of responsibility to eliminate enemy activity against Bagram Air Base. The unit was operationally subordinate to the US brigade designated as Joint Task Force 455 (JTF 455), which is responsible for protecting the base. The 1st BAF Guard Company operated in the northern part of JTF 455's area of responsibility (Kohistan District). However, LOV 50 B was used here only for movement around the airbase. The strength of Taliban IEDs at this time was already such that LOV 50 B's mine countermeasures had become largely ineffective. Thirty MRAP machines of the MaxxPro type loaned by the Americans were therefore used for patrols outside the base.
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The purchase of vehicles LMV was the Czech party officially published as a joint Czech-Slovak project:


"17. September 2009 entered into both the ministry of the memorandum of understanding between the Ministry of defence of the Czech republic and the Ministry of defence of the Slovak republic on the joint acquisition of light armored vehicles. As the most advantageous was evaluated vehicles IVECO M65 19 WM 4x4, and on the basis of the marketing analysis and the fact that the vehicles are being used in NATO. Due to the signed memorandum, on the basis of article 296 of the Treaty establishing the European community for the acquisition of vehicles not covered by the provisions of the European communities on public procurement procedures, because for the purchase of military equipment by two or more member states, a derogation from the procurement rules of the EU."


Source: Information from the control action no. 10/10, NKU, 2011



It didn't take long, and in the media appeared information that the "common" project is only trying to once again "earn some money" at the expense of taxpayers:


"Superlatives in the autumn of 2009 expense has been spared. When then-defense minister Martin Barták announced a plan to buy 90 armored vehicles Iveco, promised a lot. In particular, the cars for the troops to the Czech republic takes a profitably like never before. It's all thanks to a joint purchase with Slovakia, who had to apologize even to circumvent the public competitions.


"It's a unique project, which has since the dissolution of Czechoslovakia unparalleled," said Bartak in October 2009, the members of the committee for the defense.


His words actually occurred, only in a different context. The resulting price of 3.6 billion crowns is unique in that in one car the Czech republic has paid at least one-third more than the cost of the same vehicle, for example, Austria or Norway.


And of the benefits of the contract no doubt on the ministry of defence. The reason? Promises on the common contract were obviously only a pretext for a giant purchase from the pre-selected manufacturer. Weekly magazine the Economist found that the Slovaks have no Iveca with the Czechs not buy, and thus no "federal" purchase will not occur.


"In the case of the acquisition of Iveco vehicles not currently no activity," said spokesman of the Slovak defence Luke Milan.


In addition, the purchase can the army even more expensive - the project examines the European commission. The Czech republic for violation of the rules of free competition is threatened with the penalty in the order of at least several million euros.


Christmas shopping
Plan for the acquisition of Ivec looked outwardly promising. In the summer of 2009 was appealing to the Czech ministry of defense of the Slovaks with the proposal to the signature of the so-called Memorandum of cooperation in the purchase of light armored vehicles. The Czech republic should, according to him, remove the 90 and Slovakia, other 40 pieces. The arguments sounded logical: at higher numbers to negotiate volume discounts.


But now it turns out that the memo was just a "smokescreen", which should give the promises for the common purchase hallmark assurance.


"It was a purpose-prepared document. The then leadership of the resort most likely had to know that the contract in this way is never gonna happen," says Jaroslav Štefec from the Office for the supervision of acquisitions of the ministry of defence.


The Memorandum is not an international treaty that would be signed by the party to something to oblige. And the Slovaks with him plus agreed only conditionally. "In the time of the signing of the memorandum with the planned acquisition of vehicles only according to the budgetary possibilities," says a spokesperson of the ministry of Luke Milan. And you were from the beginning limited and the money for the purchase was found.


Yet Bartákovo management of the ministry in the contract continued, and just before Christmas 2009 signed the contract on ninety of their vehicles. And convincingly argued that even save. "Thanks to the joint contract will achieve more favorable pricing and other conditions," said then in a press release.


The current leadership of the ministry have the benefits of the contract.


"Information about the achieved savings is not contained in any document associated with the purchase. Therefore, we cannot claim any savings neither confirm nor deny," says spokesman Jan Pejsek.


On the us left, the Slovaks
The trick with the common buying is supposed to play once more - during the last year, the then deputy minister of defence Jaroslav Kopřiva at the meetings with lobbyists negotiated a commission for the purchase of Finnish mortars Nemo.


According to Kopřivových picture, captured on the recordings of MF dnes, he had a contract to take place after the model of the Ivec - the Czech ministry will be pretending to buy the Slovaks, and so justify both at home and in Brussels to circumvent the competition.


"It is expressly stated that when two states unite and carry out the joint acquisition, do not go on the competition. Of course, that they know even the French and others, that when someone speaks, that's the way obechč.... We have left only the Slovaks, we played with them the betla," he says in the recording deputy.


For the purchase of mortars, however, even for the post-election replacement of the leadership of both ministries, and ultimately avoid.


Qui bono?
The fact is, that if the ministry has placed for armoured vehicles open competition, which by the way earlier it was promised, could choose from several different types.


"For example, british cars of the RG-32 would probably come out cheaper than Iveca, and in addition they have a greater resistance to nástražným explosive devices," says Jíří Komínek, the correspondent of the renowned specialist magazine Jane's Defence Weekly.


Additional funds could save only thanks to the competition. When injected competition, for example, into procurement in the construction industry, the price as a rule, the average drops by ten percent.


About the reasons why the department of defense wanted to shop without the competition and get just Iveca, we can only speculate. The weekly Economist was trying to get a statement from the ex-minister of defense Bartak, but unsuccessfully. He doesn't answer on SMS.


A reminder however is that of the contract has benefited several domestic arms dealers.


The first is the company Praga-Export, which the Italian manufacturer in the Czech republic represented by and through which have taken place so far all the purchases of vehicles Iveco. Its managers estimate the profit at eight to ten percent.


Next is the firm Omnipol, behind which stands the friend of the minister of finance Miroslav. Richard Háva. That for most of the vehicles added to the Norwegian weapon turret Kongsberg.


"Just the price of the towers is increased by 25 percent. Omnipol received for brokerage their supply of 132 million crowns," reads one of the conclusions of the internal audit arms procurement, which commissioned the minister Alexandr Vondra.


And thirdly there is the firm MPI Group belonging Michal Smržovi, a friend of Martin Bartak, which for Iveca added ammo.


Iveco famous as well as in Brussels
The purchase of vehicles Iveco in addition, for several months exploring the European commission. The latter detects whether the Czech republic did not violate the european rules, when a giant contract, there was no chance of other producers.


The ministry previously zaštiťovalo is a joint contract with Slovakia - with the purchase of a few states it is possible to apply the exception, and avoid the obligation to write an open competition.


As the investigation goes, it is not yet clear. However, the european commission gave already earlier made it clear that the giant contracts without competition to the ministry of defence will not tolerate.


The last time it happened in October of last year, when the Czech republic has been sued due to the purchase of Spanish aircrafts Casa, in which also the competition has not occurred. This complied with the complaints of a competing company, Italian manufacturer Alenia Aeronautica, which is about the contract before applying.


"In our complaint we alleged that the ministry of defence has the right to make purchases outside the scheme of the law on public procurement, but only when buying some classified technology. It definitely wasn't the case of aircraft, which everyone can see on the site," says the lawyer Radek Pokorny, whose law firm Pokorný, Wagner & spol. complaint for Italians sepisovala.


The commission of these arguments acknowledged, and is now being considered by the European court of justice in Luxembourg.


In the case of the purchase of vehicles Iveco situation is similar - even here, the state did not issue any classified technology, but vehicles which are exposed to the munitions trade fairs.


How big a fine the Czech republic faces cannot be accurately estimated. The minimum rate varies in the amount of several million euros. However, in the European union has not yet taken place the case where a member state was due to the arms contract before the court."



Source: Vladimir Šnídl - Sham with the heavies, the Economist, 5.5.2011.


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Final assembly of the LOV 50 B for the Czech army in VOP 025 (later VOP CZ) in Nový Jičín.


Photographs: VOP CZ

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LOV 50 B equipped with Czech multispectral camouflage system designed to camouflage equipment in visible, infrared and microwave region.


Source: B.O.I.S.-FILTRY

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On Tuesday 31. may 2011 shortly after nine o'clock afghan time (shortly before the half seventh CEST) accumulated vehicle HUNTING 50 B from the assembly 2. units of the CZECH army - OMLT at the village of Salar (province of Vardak) at around 120kg improvised explosive device (IED). As a result of explosion has suffered staff sergeant Robert vyroubal stated (*1980, gunner-operator) fatal injuries, another Czech soldier staff sergeant Ivan Vorel (*1968, driver) and an afghan interpreter were injured severely. Up front in the passenger seat sat a lieutenant-colonel Michal Kucharský (*1967, the commander of the 2. units of the CZECH army - OMLT / commander 73. tank battalion), who was injured slightly. After initial treatment at the incident site were all transported to the nearest military outpost Carwile, the injured were subsequently airlifted by helicopter for further treatment at the base Shank in Logar province, where the afghan interpreter of his injuries he succumbed to. Staff sergeant Ivan Vorel was after the stabilization of the transported by helicopter to a military hospital in Kabul, where he was aircraft A319CJ shipped to the Czech republic.

2. the unit of the ACR - OMLT took over the operational assignment in the Friday 1. April 2011. The contingent carries out its tasks officially in 7. October 2011, when he was relieved by 3. the unit of the ACR - OMLT under the command of colonel. Zdeněk Mikuly. 2. the unit of the ACR - OMLT consisting of 54 men was staffed built on the basis of 73. tank battalion of Přáslavic. During his six months of combat action in the province of Vardak had the heaviest loss which one unit of the ACR in the meantime deployed abroad has suffered (this record surpassed when a suicide attack of 8. July 2014 to the members of the 2. guard company in the province of Bagram, which killed 5 soldiers 41. mechanized and 43. members of the parachute battalion).


Losses 2. units of the CZECH army - OMLT

DatumUdálostZtráty
31.5.2011
hover vehicles LMV IED
1 dead (master sergeant Robert vyroubal stated), 1 seriously wounded (the sergeant major Ivan Vorel), 1 lightly injured (lieutenant-colonel Michal Kucharský) + dead afghan interpreter
30.6.2011
hover vehicles LMV IED
2 minor injuries
6.7.2011
enemy attack on a forward operating base Salar
1 seriously wounded (the sergeant Adrian Werner; *1979, he died of his wounds 9.10.2011)


Source: www.army.cz
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CZE/ITA - LOV 50 B - Těžce zraněný rotný Ivan Vorel na palubě A319CJ při přesunu zpět do ČR (via Česká televize)

Těžce zraněný rotný Ivan Vorel na palubě A319CJ při přesunu zpět do ČR (via Česká televize)
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On Thursday, 30 June 2011, in the afternoon hours, two Czech soldiers were injured when their LOV 50 B ran over an improvised explosive device while on an operational mission with the 2nd OMLT. A total of four members of the unit were travelling in the vehicle, with light injuries sustained by Corporal P.Z. (*1970) and Staff Sergeant R.N. (*1971). After initial treatment at the scene of the incident, they were transported to Carwile military base and subsequently transported by helicopter to the military hospital at KAIA base in Kabul.


Source: www.army.cz

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LOV 50 B (VPZ 387 78-94) from the armament of 74th Light Motorized Battalion, Tank Day, Military Technical Museum, Lesany, 1.9.2012. The vehicle is equipped with a WBS 2500 jammer.
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LOV 50 B (VPZ 409 67-55) from the armament of the 2nd Reconnaissance Company 102nd Reconnaissance Battalion, June 2012.
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LOV 50 B (VPZ 420 20-36, mileage 938 km), 2nd Infantry Company, 44th Light Motorized Battalion, Bambiriada, May 2013. The vehicle has already undergone so-called technical evaluation: installation of RF-300M-TV FALCON III radios in the interior, mounting their antennas on the front bumper, installation of GPS receiver antenna on the hood, installation of GPS DAGR navigation device and other partial modifications.
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LOV 50 B (VPZ 317 74-39) from the 74th Light Motorized Battalion before being loaded onto the An-124 Ruslan, which will transport it to Mali, where the vehicle will participate in the EU TM mission, March 2013. The initial EU TM rotation was provided by 43rd Airborne Mechanized Battalion.
CZE/ITA - LOV 50 B - (MO ČR - www.army.cz)

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LOV 50 B (VPZ 421 48-14)
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LOV 50 B (VPZ 387 78-94), 4th ACR Unit, Mali - EU TM, EU Training Mission in Mali (EU TM Mali), providing perimeter protection during the handover ceremony between General Marc Rudkiewicz (France) and General Alfonso García-Vaquero (Spain) at the UN Peacekeeping School in Bamako.
CZE/ITA - LOV 50 B - (MO ČR - www.army.cz)

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The Czech Army became fully responsible for protecting the outer perimeter of the exploded ammunition site in Vrbětice, Zlín Region, from Monday 15 December 2014, with soldiers of the 7th Mechanised Brigade playing a decisive role.
The government approved the deployment of soldiers within the Task Force of the Czech Armed Forces - Vrbětice to reinforce the activities of the Police of the Czech Republic until mid-2015. The soldiers were divided into two main groups. One remained in Vrbětice and the other was deployed in Haluzice. Guarding of the outer perimeter was provided both from fixed posts and by mobile patrols. The day and night patrols used the reconnaissance and observation systems of several LOV 50 B vehicles and one KBV-PZLOK Pandur II CZ from the armament of the 74th Light Motorized Battalion. The task of guarding the outer perimeter of the ammunition depot area, which is more than 20 kilometres long, started on Tuesday, 23 December 2014. Soldiers from 74th Light Motorised Battalion took over the task from 73rd Tank Battalion. LOV 50 B (VPZ 330 85-96) pictured in the 74th Light Motorized Battalion armory has a WBS 2500 jammer rigged against radio-launched improvised explosive devices.
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Vehicles LOV 50 B from the armament of the 1st Infantry Company 44th Light Motorized Battalion, Military Haven Brdy, Mud 2015, June 2015.


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LOV 50 B (VPZ 410 19-41), 3rd Reconnaissance Company, 102nd Reconnaissance Battalion, Military Haven Brdy, Mud 2015, June 2015.


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LOV 50 B of the 3rd Reconnaissance Company, 102nd Reconnaissance Battalion.
NATO Days 2015, Ostrava-Mošnov 20.9.2015
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The LOV 50 B (VPZ 331 68-54) assigned to the 7th ACR Unit, Mali - EU TM, based on 44th Light Motorised Battalion, protects the main entrance to the European Union Training Mission EUTM headquarters in Mali after a failed attack by a gunman whose lifeless body lies in a cluster of Malian soldiers. At 18.33 hours on Monday 21 March 2016, a man armed with an assault rifle of the AK-47 type attacked the main entrance to the EUTM headquarters compound in Mali, which was guarded by members of the 7th European Union Training Mission in Mali. "Czech soldiers took up a defensive position in accordance with the established procedures and returned fire after positive identification of the attacker. Subsequently, in cooperation with members of the Malian National Guard, they neutralized him on the spot. Our soldiers successfully repelled the attack on the EU TM mission headquarters in Bamako, while the attacker did not manage to penetrate the premises," Chief of the General Staff of the Czech Armed Forces Josef Bečvář said about the incident. H. of 44th Light Motorized Battalion was subsequently awarded the CSDP Medal for Extraordinary Meritorious Service for his actions during the incident. H., as a member of the Force Protection Unit, was stationed at a hotel compound in Bamako, Mali, part of the Mission Headquarters base, on 21 March 2016, when the terrorist attack on the Headquarters occurred. H. was preparing his MINIMI 7.62 mm machine gun for firing, observing the situation and clarifying information with others present. As one of the attackers opened fire on the mission personnel who were in front of the hotel, Sgt. H. immediately responded and initiated combat activity by returning fire. Due to his quick and decisive response, the attacker was neutralized before he could injure or kill any of the civilian personnel or military members of the mission."
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An LOV 50 B (VPZ 317 74-39) assigned to the 9th ACR, Mali - EU TM unit based on 71st Mechanised Battalion departs towards the Le Campement Kangaba hotel complex located east of Bamako, afternoon 18 June 2017. Following the request, two groups of rapid response teams from the 9th ACR were successively activated shortly after 16:00 local time on Sunday 18 June to engage the attackers in the Le Campement Kangaba compound. A group of jihadists attacked a hotel resort inhabited mostly by foreigners and took hostages. More than 30 people managed to escape, but four hotel guests were killed in the ambush. Upon arrival at the compound, Czech soldiers engaged in combat contact with the terrorists and then, in cooperation with members of the Malian armed forces and other forces, performed tasks to evacuate and rescue people from the attacked compound, provide first aid to the wounded and escort ambulances. The Czech soldiers then handed over the on-site task to other forces and returned to the EUTM headquarters in Bamako during the night. Five terrorists were killed during the rescue operation. Thirty-six persons were rescued, 13 of whom were French citizens.
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On 10 October 2022, one LOV 50 B crashed on the 136th kilometre of the D1 motorway in the direction of Brno. The front tyre exploded while the vehicle was driving to Vyškov. As a result of the puncture, the car became uncontrollable and crashed into the noise barrier wall and subsequently into the central bollards. In addition to the driver, the vehicle was occupied by two fellow passengers who were slightly injured and the emergency medical service was therefore dispatched to the scene.


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