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Increase in the budget for the defence – is the Ministry of Defence able to finalize procurements in time?

Increase in the budget for the defence – is the Ministry of Defence able to finalize procurements in time?

The MoD budget will be enforced in the next year by 1.2 milliard CZK compared to the original proposal. All these financial resources will be aimed at investing in army modernization. Minister of…

 02. 09. 2019
Army gets rid of bunkers: Buyers often hit hard.

Army gets rid of bunkers: Buyers often hit hard.

The Czech Army continuously disposes of useless property. An ordinary citizen can equally buy a field kitchen, off-road vehicle or even property cheap. The object, model 37, so-called "ŘOP", is very…

 30. 08. 2019
Minister Metnar’s visit to Poland concluded by signing an international agreement on cooperation

Minister Metnar’s visit to Poland concluded by signing an international agreement on cooperation

On Wednesday 28th August 2019, intergovernmental session was held in Warsaw with representatives of the Czech and Polish governments. One of the members of Prime Minister Babiš’s delegation was…

 29. 08. 2019
Czech soldiers are servicing equipment which is older than themselves Although army modernization is in progress, it’s too slow

Czech soldiers are servicing equipment which is older than themselves Although army modernization is in progress, it’s too slow

The average age of Czech soldiers is over thirty. Despite of it, they use equipment of an older manufacture date. It is a kind of ironic, but also a sad look. There is a lot of military museums in…

 28. 08. 2019
Government’s promises are collapsing, the Czech Army expects poor years again.

Government’s promises are collapsing, the Czech Army expects poor years again.

On the one hand there are plans for the most extensive armament modernization for the last several decades, on the other hand decelerating national economy. The Government of Andrej Babiš has been…

 27. 08. 2019
Military High School – hope or dead failure?

Military High School – hope or dead failure?

Bad success. It is also a way how endeavour to establish an affiliated branch of the Military High School in Moravská Třebová could be evaluated. Sokolov isn’t Moravia, where there is typically…

 26. 08. 2019
Czech helicopter pilots should get Venom’s and Viper’s, Prime Minister Babiš and Minister Metnar said.

Czech helicopter pilots should get Venom’s and Viper’s, Prime Minister Babiš and Minister Metnar said.

The Prime Minister Andrej Babiš has visited today the 22nd Helicopter Aviation Base in Sedlec, Vícenice near Náměšť nad Oslavou.  He, accompanying by Minister of Defence Lubomír Metnar…

 23. 08. 2019
Is the future of the Czech Army on one platform real? TITUS could give an answer.

Is the future of the Czech Army on one platform real? TITUS could give an answer.

The Army is currently being upgraded and, as part of it, 62 TITUS armoured vehicles is to be purchased. This purchase was approved by the Government at the end of July 2017 and the final quotation…

 22. 08. 2019
The Czech Republic often wrestles with the stolen valor phenomenon

The Czech Republic often wrestles with the stolen valor phenomenon

With regards to the threat of terrorism and the Ukrainian war, the Czech society takeovers the American approach of “Thank you for your service, sir.” It happens, for example, within different…

 20. 08. 2019
Incident in Afghanistan shouldn’t shake the General Staff

Incident in Afghanistan shouldn’t shake the General Staff

The event dated 22nd October 2018, after which the Army of the Czech Republic lost in Afghanistan a top-class dog-handler, Staff-Sergeant Tomáš Procházka, very shook the whole republic, including…

 19. 08. 2019