Czech Position has obtained a detailed price offer from November 2005 addressed to the Ministry of Defense’s armament section that supports allegations that the Czech Army got a raw deal on the purchase of four CASA C-295 transport planes. The document is part of the file upon which the police are charging ex-defense minister Vlasta Parkanová for allegedly violating her fiduciary duties in signing off on a 2009 deal.
Defense Minister Alexandr Vondra won’t say why he is recalling MoD Armaments Division head Jiří Staňek. But Vondra has pledged to purge the ministry of people close to Martin Barták, his predecessor. And Staňek did advocate for the Kč 3.6 billion purchase of armored vehicles from Iveco without a tender (a deal the European Commission is now examining for irregularites).