CZDEFENCE

Rheinmetall hybrid protection technology for the Lynx KF41

Rheinmetall hybrid protection technology for the Lynx KF41

For more than 60 years, Rheinmetall has specialised in the development and production of various military protection systems and components. The company’s domestic and international customers have…

 01. 05. 2021
New Infantry Fighting Vehicles for the Czech Armed Forces or an international discredit?

New Infantry Fighting Vehicles for the Czech Armed Forces or an international discredit?

At its 45th meeting, the Defense Committee addressed current information on the order for tracked Infantry Figthing Vehicles again. This was a continuation of the discussion from the previous 43rd…

 30. 04. 2021
Reportage from the course of tank commanders and gunners

Reportage from the course of tank commanders and gunners

The 73rd Tank Battalion of the Czech Army recently held a course of tank commanders and gunners (on T-72M4 CZ). The course is organized every year depending on the number of new members of the…

 29. 04. 2021
CAESAR and DITA howitzers: Different approaches, not direct competition

CAESAR and DITA howitzers: Different approaches, not direct competition

The new 155mm DITA self-propelled howitzer from Excalibur Army was officially introduced at the IDEX 2021 arms trade fair in February in the United Arab Emirates. It became the subject of great…

 28. 04. 2021
SPYDER and CAESAR may be more expensive for legitimate reasons

SPYDER and CAESAR may be more expensive for legitimate reasons

The Právo daily recently reported on the front page that two projects, the SPYDER Air Defence system and the CAESAR self-propelled howitzer, are to cost half as much as expected. At first glance…

 28. 04. 2021
The new command-staff and communication Pandur armored vehicles are just one step from their full implementation in the 4th Brigade

The new command-staff and communication Pandur armored vehicles are just one step from their full implementation in the 4th Brigade

From April 8 to 23, the FEDERATED CLOUD 2021 exercise took place. It was a communications exercise and its general purpose was to verify the interoperability of command and control systems according…

 26. 04. 2021
The collection of the Kbely Aviation Museum is enriched with two historical aircraft

The collection of the Kbely Aviation Museum is enriched with two historical aircraft

The Military History Institute (VHÚ) in Prague has 2 new additions to the exposition of the Kbely Aviation Museum. These are the renovated Aero L-29 Delfín military jet training aircraft and the…

 23. 04. 2021
Interview with the Chief of Staff of the British Military Advisory Training Team BMATT

Interview with the Chief of Staff of the British Military Advisory Training Team BMATT

Born in Glasgow, Maj Robert Whyte was educated at Bellshill Academy. He enlisted into the Army in June 1988, completing his training at Scottish Divisional Depot Glencorse Barracks prior to joining…

 20. 04. 2021
Leopard 2: National and regional reasons for acquisition within the Czech Army

Leopard 2: National and regional reasons for acquisition within the Czech Army

One of the hottest candidates for the new Main Battle Tank for the Czech Armed Forces is the German Leopard 2. It can be considered to be one of the most modern tanks in the world, especially in the…

 19. 04. 2021
The Excalibur Army company has a new research and development centre in Šternber

The Excalibur Army company has a new research and development centre in Šternber

Excalibur Army, one of the leading manufacturers of special and military land vehicles in the Czech Republic, has built new R&D capacity. At the end of last year, a new R&D centre with modern…

 18. 04. 2021