CEO: Michal Strnad
Address: Olomoucká 1841/175, 785 01 Šternberk, Czechia
Excalibur Army is owned by parent company the Czechoslovak Group, which has been described as “façade of a modern industrial giant, with a taste for old, cheap weaponry… that’s “bought cheap and used quickly” in “proxy” wars around the world.” The Excalibur Army website markets a wide range of heavy weapons such as tanks, howitzers, and multiple launch rocket systems, alongside a rang e of rifles, machine guns, RPGs and mortars.
The Pandur II is an 8-wheeled military vehicle which comes in a range of variants. It was designed by Austria company in Austria Steyr-Daimler-Puch Spezialfahrzeuge (itself a part of General Dynamics European Land Combat Systems). The rights to manufacture the trucks for the Eastern Europe and Asia markets were sold to Excalibur Army, a member of the Czechoslovak Group, in 2015.
A number of orders for Pandur II vehicles have been made by Indonesia. In 2016 the Indonesian government ordered an undisclosed number of Pandur II vehicles as part of a $39m deal. In 2019 the Indonesian Ministry of Defence signed a $80m contract for the manufacture 22 Pandur II vehicles. The final assembly will be carried out in Indonesia by Pindad. They will be armed with a UT30MK2 unmanned turret of Ares, the Brazilian branch of Israel's Elbit Systems.