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LRPV Gepard for a new Airborne Regiment?

LRPV Gepard for a new Airborne Regiment?

In autumn of 2020, a new regiment of the Czech Army should be founded in Chrudim, where the 43th Airborne Battalion is settled now. The Battalion should be expanded by several hundred new soldiers…

 08. 07. 2019
4th Rapid Deployment Brigade – fixed part of the Army of the Czech Republic for 25 years

4th Rapid Deployment Brigade – fixed part of the Army of the Czech Republic for 25 years

Visitors of the celebration of the 4th Rapid Deployment Brigade’s 25th Anniversary on Wednesday 3rd June in Žatec witnessed the Brigade’s ceremonial muster. The ceremony was attended by a number…

 05. 07. 2019
The Czech Artillery needs a new fire control system and self-propelled howitzers

The Czech Artillery needs a new fire control system and self-propelled howitzers

In the intervening twenty years, the Army of the Czech Republic sidetracked the development of the artillery, didn’t invest in the artillery and even excluded rocket launchers from the armament…

 04. 07. 2019
Can Titus replace ZIL’s and Praga V3S’s?

Can Titus replace ZIL’s and Praga V3S’s?

Part of a large-scale modernization project of the Czech Army is acquisition of 62 Titus armoured vehicles. Their purchase has been already approved by the Government at the end of July 2017, and the…

 02. 07. 2019
Soldiers from the 2nd Company Task Group participated in a demanding exercise Iron Wolf in Lithuania

Soldiers from the 2nd Company Task Group participated in a demanding exercise Iron Wolf in Lithuania

In Lithuanian Rukla members of the 2nd Company Task Group under the command of Major Václav Pejchar were preparing themselves as members of the 5th rotation of the enhanced Forward Presence (eFP BG…

 01. 07. 2019
More money for the area of defence

More money for the area of defence

The Government has approved a draft framework of the state budget for the next year and the medium term forecast for the period of 2021 and 2022. The press section of the Government announced it. The…

 28. 06. 2019
Ministry of Defence received a new offer for acquisition of new helicopters from the United States

Ministry of Defence received a new offer for acquisition of new helicopters from the United States

U.S. Ambassador Stephen B. King officially handed over the offers to supply 12 helicopters from the U.S. Government to the Czech Minister of Defence, Lubomír Metnar. It is an expected step within…

 26. 06. 2019
Peter Smik – New blood in the Silver Corps

Peter Smik – New blood in the Silver Corps

The Army of the Czech Republic is apparently starting to change. Since 1st July, a new Senior Warrant Officer is going to take office. It is a young warrior who got his experience among others in…

 26. 06. 2019
Czech V4 Presidency: unified approach within NATO and EU

Czech V4 Presidency: unified approach within NATO and EU

From 1st July 2019, the Czech Republic takes over the baton from Slovakia. Slovakia was very active and, it can be said, lifted the bar pretty high.  The first session of The Visegrad Four is…

 24. 06. 2019
The Ministry of Defence is going to conclude a contract for new radars and armoured vehicles within two months

The Ministry of Defence is going to conclude a contract for new radars and armoured vehicles within two months

The Ministry of Defence made decision already years ago about a method of purchasing mobile 3D MADR radars from an Israeli supplier, Elta Systems, by means of an open tender, when it wanted to…

 21. 06. 2019