The Israeli company Elbit Systems plans to establish a production and development centre in the Czech Republic together with the Czech company LPP within two years. The centre will focus on the production and development of drones, including training of personnel. LPP will become a full-service partner for Czech and potentially other NATO customers. In the words of Amir Bettesh, Elbit Systems appreciates the cooperation with LPP and sees it as key to entering the European market and NATO. The location of the centre is not yet finalised, but one possibility is the T-CZ site in Pardubice, where LPP already operates. The Czech army could use the drones produced given the strategic importance of unmanned systems in current conflicts. The construction of the centre should be financed by investments in the order of hundreds of millions of crowns and could initially create up to 150 new jobs.