Army of the Czech Republic

Soldiers from Přáslavice are Preparing for Latvia

Soldiers from Přáslavice are Preparing for Latvia

In the past few days, the 6th Task Force of ACR has begun a comprehensive field training for Alliance's Enhanced Forward Presence (eFP) Latvia, which will be built on the basis of the 72nd Mechanized…

 27. 06. 2020
To What Extent will the RBS 70 NG Replace the STRELA-10 Systems

To What Extent will the RBS 70 NG Replace the STRELA-10 Systems

The recent farewell of the S-10M2D air defence missile systems marked the end of one long chapter featuring these weapons, which our army has been using for decades. Although the technology mostly…

 22. 06. 2020
A New Female General in the ACR Possibly in August

A New Female General in the ACR Possibly in August

Colonel of the General Staff doc. RNDr. Zuzana Kročová, Ph.D., Head of the Department of Molecular Pathology and Biology, was recently elected by the Academic Senate of the University of Defence in…

 20. 06. 2020
First Reservist to Study in Canada, All Reservists May Study at the University of Defence

First Reservist to Study in Canada, All Reservists May Study at the University of Defence

In autumn this year, the first member of the active reserve will start studying at the Canadian Army Command and Staff College. This prestigious military school with a long tradition specializes in…

 15. 06. 2020
The Czech Army Took Over the Command of the EUTM Mission in Mali Today

The Czech Army Took Over the Command of the EUTM Mission in Mali Today

Brigadier General František Ridzák today officially took over the command of the EUTM mission in Mali for half a year. The Czech soldiers will not only carry out patrolling activities here, protect…

 12. 06. 2020
Soldiers trained how to survive in extreme conditions

Soldiers trained how to survive in extreme conditions

The ability to save oneself in the event of sudden emergency situations is one of the basic skills and is an integral part of the training of both flight personnel and members of the Ground Forces…

 06. 06. 2020
Self-propelled Howitzer NEXTER Caesar for the ACR: Combat-proven Concept

Self-propelled Howitzer NEXTER Caesar for the ACR: Combat-proven Concept

Our army should purchase 52 pieces of French self-propelled howitzers Caesar of 155mm caliber, simulators, but also other equipment in the years 2022 – 2026. According to the Ministry of Defence…

 05. 06. 2020
Pickup trucks for the Czech Army: Are they a suitable replacement for UAZ and LR Defender vehicles?

Pickup trucks for the Czech Army: Are they a suitable replacement for UAZ and LR Defender vehicles?

The Czech Army has announced its intention to purchase hundreds of pickup trucks as a replacement for years old UAZ and Land Rover Defender off-road vehicles. Specifically, these are to be pickups in…

 29. 05. 2020
Gross domestic product and its impact on the defence budget

Gross domestic product and its impact on the defence budget

Many of us certainly wish our Army to achieve an allied commitment in the next years, i.e. a 2% share of GDP in the defence budget. However, what does the GDP consist of and how can it be affected by…

 28. 05. 2020
Refuelling from the air will be more accessible

Refuelling from the air will be more accessible

Six allied countries, including the Czech Republic, will join the Programme for the Operation of Airbus A-330-based tankers. Two machines are now completed and another six are waiting for their…

 22. 05. 2020