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Defence minister backs completion of troubled MOKYS project

It would be highly uneconomical to put a stop to the armed forces' mobile communications system – or MOKYS – project, Defence Minister Martin Glváč said on Tuesday, June 12. Glváč also voiced confidence that, when it is finally completed, MOKYS will function well.

It would be highly uneconomical to put a stop to the armed forces' mobile communications system – or MOKYS – project, Defence Minister Martin Glváč said on Tuesday, June 12. Glváč also voiced confidence that, when it is finally completed, MOKYS will function well.

"I'm sure that the system is good, functional and will be useful, and I'm not even thinking about not pursuing the contract or not completing it after all that investment," he said, as quoted by the TASR newswire, adding that to pull out of the deal would be highly disadvantageous for the ministry. It will be possible to transport the mobile communications system on vehicles that the armed forces currently have at their disposal, he added.

Former prime minister Iveta Radičová filed a criminal complaint over the MOKYS public procurement, citing several controversial contracts related to MOKYS that were signed between 2005 and 2010. Despite the fact that the value of the project, whose lead contractor is British defence firm BAE Systems, has topped €200 million, the system is still not up and running.

Source: TASR

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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