US government to present Prague with final offer on military helicopters by end of summer

The American government will submit a final offer for the supply of 12 military helicopters to the Czech Republic at the end of the summer, US Navy official Frank Morley and Rich Harris of the company Bell, which makes the helicopters in question, said at a news conference in Prague on Tuesday. The only other bidder to supply helicopters to the Czech Army is the UK-Italian company AgustaWestland. The Czech government is prepared to spend between CZK 10 billion and CZK 15 billion on the aircraft, the Czech News Agency reported.