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Modernization of Czech artillery: Now or never

Modernization of Czech artillery: Now or never

The delay in the purchase of new French howitzers is remotely reminiscent of other arms contracts, in which there have been and continue to be delays, and it is the soldiers themselves who carry the…

 12. 07. 2021
Soldiers have a hard time coping with life in the civilian world, but it works, the director of the center for veterans believes

Soldiers have a hard time coping with life in the civilian world, but it works, the director of the center for veterans believes

At the end of 2016, the first Community Center for War Veterans opened in the Czech Republic. This created a place for meetings and help in Brno. According to its director Karel Černoch, the biggest…

 09. 07. 2021
Rheinmetall is bringing Britain’s tanks into the modern era

Rheinmetall is bringing Britain’s tanks into the modern era

Rheinmetall is at the forefront of global tracked vehicle technology. The German company’s LYNX KF41 is a leading contender for the Czech Republic’s purchase of 210 new infantry fighting…

 08. 07. 2021
Portuguese Pandurs II are older, but offer a more varied range of abilities - inspiration for the Czech Army?

Portuguese Pandurs II are older, but offer a more varied range of abilities - inspiration for the Czech Army?

In connection with the ongoing tender for tracked Infantry Fighting Vehicles, another acquisition is occasionally reminded of: Pandur II wheeled Infantry Fighting Vehicles, on which the mechanized…

 07. 07. 2021
The Army is requesting IVECO light armored vehicles for use in international operations

The Army is requesting IVECO light armored vehicles for use in international operations

The Army is now requesting 10 pieces of IVECO M65E 19WM 4x4 combat vehicles, 7 pieces in the combat version and 3 pieces in the command version. The purpose of the purchase is to secure the dedicated…

 05. 07. 2021
Our soldiers fired from the newly introduced RBS-70NG system for the first time

Our soldiers fired from the newly introduced RBS-70NG system for the first time

Doupov mountains had a significant premiere. For the first time there were test firings from the newly introduced RBS-70NG system, which will replace the obsolete STRELA 10 system of Soviet…

 02. 07. 2021
Slovakia continues to research the market for new IFVs

Slovakia continues to research the market for new IFVs

A few days ago, the "Záhorie" Military Technical and Testing Institute in Slovakia became the scene of dynamic demonstrations of potential new tracked Infantry Fighting Vehicles again. These could…

 30. 06. 2021
Acquisition of SPYDER anti-aircraft systems and CAESAR self-propelled guns - a great opportunity for the domestic defense industry

Acquisition of SPYDER anti-aircraft systems and CAESAR self-propelled guns - a great opportunity for the domestic defense industry

Negotiations on the purchase of SPYDER anti-aircraft missile systems from the Israeli company RAFAEL and CAESAR self-propelled guns from the French company NEXTER do not seem to be easy, as confirmed…

 28. 06. 2021
The Czech Republic and Israel are close to an agreement on Spyder

The Czech Republic and Israel are close to an agreement on Spyder

There hasn't been much good news for the modernization of the Czech Army lately. The huge deficit in the state budget, which is due to approach CZK 400 billion next year, will undoubtedly have a…

 26. 06. 2021
The St. Wenceslas Cup was dominated by Special Forces troopers

The St. Wenceslas Cup was dominated by Special Forces troopers

Recently, the 7th year of the St. Wenceslas Cup shooting competition ended, where in addition to shooting, competing teams also completed various obstacles and tactical situations focused on fitness…

 23. 06. 2021