Video: Sakal IFV (upgraded BMP-2)

This video is from the IDEb 2014 conference last year although it seems not to have been posted to the web until recently.  The video shows the Czech Sakal IFV, a substantially upgraded BMP-2.  Created by Czech arms manufacturer Excalibur Army, this vehicle features a number of improvements over the original BMP-2, details of which are available here.

Here is a video from Excalibur Army showing the exterior and interior of the Sakal.

Czechs to sell T-72 tanks and APCs to Iraq

filename_812Czech News Agency is reporting that Czech firm Excalibur Army will be delivering 100 T-72 tanks and BVP-1 armored personal carriers to Iraq.  These vehicles are slated to help Iraq fight the Islamic State.  This follows deal that Excalibur Army recently made to sell T-72 tanks to Nigeria to help them battle Boko Haram.  Excalibur Army primarily deals with older former Warsaw Pact equipment such as T-55 and T-72 tanks, BMP-1 IFV, and OT-64 and BRDM-2 wheeled vehicles.  They also produce the DANA M1 CZ self-propelled howitzer and the BVP-M2 SKCZ.

Czech News Agency article here.

Excalibur Army products catalog here.