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Filip Říha became new Deputy Minister - Head of the Armaments and Acquisition Division of the Ministry of Defence

Filip Říha became new Deputy Minister - Head of the Armaments and Acquisition Division of the Ministry of Defence

On 1st August 2019, State Secretary in the Ministry of Defence Petr Vančura, by agreement with the Minister of Defence Lubomír Metnar, nominated Filip Říha as Deputy Minister - Head of the…

 02. 08. 2019
Is integrity of NATO under threat?

Is integrity of NATO under threat?

Turkey, a member state already since 1952. The past few years, however, have shown that slowly but surely it becomes not an ally but a possible aggressor, which absolutely doesn’t respect common…

 01. 08. 2019
Minister of Foreign Affairs Tomáš Petříček visited soldiers in Afghanistan

Minister of Foreign Affairs Tomáš Petříček visited soldiers in Afghanistan

On Thursday 25th July the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Tomáš Petříček arrived to the Hamid Karzai International Airport (HKIA) in Kabul, and within his official visit of the Islamic Republic of…

 31. 07. 2019
Rocket launchers in the Czech Army as a reaction for asymmetric conflicts?

Rocket launchers in the Czech Army as a reaction for asymmetric conflicts?

Multiple rocket launchers are back in play around the world. After many years, when barrel artillery, suitable for precise aimed fire, was especially preferred, rocket launchers take on growing…

 30. 07. 2019
General Petr Pavel has issued his official biography. His memoirs are funny and harrowing.

General Petr Pavel has issued his official biography. His memoirs are funny and harrowing.

The book brings a subheading “In the front line”. The Czechs loved General Pavel when he was the Chief of the General Staff. The world has known him as the Chairman of the NATO Military…

 29. 07. 2019
The Ministry of Defence continues to apply Huawei devices

The Ministry of Defence continues to apply Huawei devices

The case of the China telecommunication giant Huawei picks up steam. Alleged transfer of information directly at the embassy is confirmed by a row of former employees of the affiliated branch in the…

 26. 07. 2019
Vyškov welcomed new novices: 142 civilians will be wearing green clothes for the rest of the summer

Vyškov welcomed new novices: 142 civilians will be wearing green clothes for the rest of the summer

On Monday 22nd July new novices joined the Training Command – Military Academy in Vyškov. New Active Reserves members and participants of voluntary military exercise went through the entrance gate…

 25. 07. 2019
New tanks for the Czech Army inside five years?

New tanks for the Czech Army inside five years?

The 73rd Tank Battalion in Přáslavice, similarly as whole 7th Mechanized Brigade are worried by military engineering. Although the current T-72M4CZ tanks were modernized, i.e. these are tanks of…

 24. 07. 2019
Social media to the defence department: After eight years, the Army changes the communication method

Social media to the defence department: After eight years, the Army changes the communication method

The Czech Ministry of Defence, by extension the army, have been communicating on social media for eight and a half years. In this respect, it belongs among to pioneers of Czech government agencies…

 23. 07. 2019
VOP CZ is without director till now. Will it affect the future acquisition of new IFV?

VOP CZ is without director till now. Will it affect the future acquisition of new IFV?

The tender for new infantry fighting vehicles is accompanied with question-marks. The biggest modernization in modern history for the Czech Armed Forces requires involvement of many units, including…

 22. 07. 2019