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What has been achieved under Defence Minister Metnar and what still needs to be completed

What has been achieved under Defence Minister Metnar and what still needs to be completed

Lubomír Metnar has been the Minister of Defence of the Czech Republic since June 2018. In terms of modernising the Czech Armed Forces, he has managed to conclude a number of necessary acquisitions…

 05. 12. 2021
The first pilots of the Slovak Air Force to fly the new F-16s were ceremonially inducted

The first pilots of the Slovak Air Force to fly the new F-16s were ceremonially inducted

The purchase of new F-16V Block 70/72 fighter aircraft for the Slovak Air Force is one of the largest modernisation projects of the Slovak Ministry of Defence. Although Slovak airmen are not due to…

 03. 12. 2021
Military profession: Pandur II 8x8 wheeled armoured vehicle crew

Military profession: Pandur II 8x8 wheeled armoured vehicle crew

Part 4 of our miniseries on military expertise is dedicated to the crew of Pandur II 8x8 wheeled armoured vehicle. Pandur II 8x8 is an amphibious wheeled armored vehicle…

 02. 12. 2021
Will the Airbus A330 become the new reinforcement of the Czech Army?

Will the Airbus A330 become the new reinforcement of the Czech Army?

The Czech Army currently has insufficient air transport capacity. This fact was particularly evident in the recent need for immediate evacuation of people from a dangerous environment in Afghanistan…

 30. 11. 2021
The logistics and transport capacities of the Czech Armed Forces are based on Tatra vehicles with a century-old tradition - but they also need to be renewed

The logistics and transport capacities of the Czech Armed Forces are based on Tatra vehicles with a century-old tradition - but they also need to be renewed

The Czech Army, like the Czechoslovak Army before it, is based on Tatra vehicles. Among the more than 3.5 thousand trucks that the Czech Armed Forces have at its disposal today, they make up the vast…

 30. 11. 2021
Purchase of new tracked Infantry Fighting Vehicles for the Slovak Armed Forces - Rheinmetall builds a partner network in Slovakia

Purchase of new tracked Infantry Fighting Vehicles for the Slovak Armed Forces - Rheinmetall builds a partner network in Slovakia

This year, the Slovak Ministry of Defence has presented bold plans to modernise the equipment of the Ground Forces of the Armed Forces of the Slovak Republic (AF SR). It plans to purchase 228 tracked…

 28. 11. 2021
Military profession: vz. 77 DANA self-propelled howitzer crew

Military profession: vz. 77 DANA self-propelled howitzer crew

Part 3 of our miniseries on military expertise is dedicated to the crew of vz. 77 DANA self-propelled howitzer. The DANA self-propelled cannon howitzer is currently the main means of fire support of…

 25. 11. 2021
What does tactical simulation training for pilots of the Tactical Air Force look like

What does tactical simulation training for pilots of the Tactical Air Force look like

The Tactical Simulation Centre, part of the Air Training Centre in Pardubice, celebrated its 10th birthday with a press day. The media representatives had the opportunity to get acquainted with the…

 24. 11. 2021
The Command Assembly of the Czech Armed Forces discussed coronavirus, tenders and the deployment of our Armed Forces on the Polish-Belarusian border

The Command Assembly of the Czech Armed Forces discussed coronavirus, tenders and the deployment of our Armed Forces on the Polish-Belarusian border

The Army's vision for 2022, an assessment of this year and thanks to the outgoing Minister of Defence. This was the opening of the traditional Commanders' Assembly of the Chief of the General Staff…

 23. 11. 2021
Cyberspace is becoming the battleground of the 21st century

Cyberspace is becoming the battleground of the 21st century

The fifth dimension of war. Cyber battlefield, information warfare - NATO has recognized the digital world as the new regular battlefield. Therefore, the Czech Army must be prepared for this reality…

 21. 11. 2021