Army of the Czech Republic

Acquisition of Heron drones and industrial share of the Czech Republic

Acquisition of Heron drones and industrial share of the Czech Republic

Both economic and military logic encourage the state to rely mainly on domestic industry for its armaments. As a result, the money spent acts as an investment stimulus, and the military is…

 30. 09. 2022
How the delivery of Leopard 2 A4 tanks to the Czech Army should look like

How the delivery of Leopard 2 A4 tanks to the Czech Army should look like

On 18 May, Defence Minister Jana Černochová informed the Czech Government that she and German Defence Minister Christine Lambrecht had agreed on the donation of 15 Leopard 2 A4 tanks. According to…

 24. 09. 2022
Army orders spare parts for T-72 tanks and BVP-2 infantry fighting vehicles

Army orders spare parts for T-72 tanks and BVP-2 infantry fighting vehicles

The aging equipment at the disposal of the 7th Mechanised Brigade needs to be kept in service at least until the replacement comes in the form of new IFVs and tanks, therefore the Army or the…

 17. 09. 2022
The uncertain future of the Czech Army in Mali

The uncertain future of the Czech Army in Mali

On 29 and 30 August, a meeting of EU Defence Ministers took place in Prague. The main topic was, unsurprisingly, the current conflict in Ukraine, but much attention was also paid to the situation in…

 12. 09. 2022
Force Design 2030 as an opportunity for the modernisation of the Czech Helicopter Air Force

Force Design 2030 as an opportunity for the modernisation of the Czech Helicopter Air Force

In connection with the recently announced transfer of the AH-1Z Viper and UH-1Y Venom helicopters of the US Marine Corps to the armament of the Czech Armed Forces, another opportunity opens up to…

 06. 09. 2022
Self-propelled mortars for batteries of mechanized battalions of the Czech Armed Forces – tracked chassis are possible, wheeled chassis are necessary

Self-propelled mortars for batteries of mechanized battalions of the Czech Armed Forces – tracked chassis are possible, wheeled chassis are necessary

For the years 2023-2025, the Concept of build-up of the Czech Army 2030 envisages the acquisition of self-propelled mortars to increase the direct fire support capability of mechanised battalions and…

 02. 09. 2022
The Warrant Officer School continues to develop international cooperation

The Warrant Officer School continues to develop international cooperation

One year has come and gone and the Warrant Officer School in Vyškov once again welcomed National Guard members from the NCO Academy in Nebraska. A three-member delegation of Nebraska National Guard…

 27. 08. 2022
Ministry of Defence to acquire Tatra 815-7 heavy off-road trucks

Ministry of Defence to acquire Tatra 815-7 heavy off-road trucks

On Wednesday 24 August, the Ministry of Defence concluded a contract for the acquisition of 209 Tatra 815-7 6x6 heavy-duty off-road trucks in a flatbed design with a total value of more than CZK 1.9…

 25. 08. 2022
The acquisition of three proven Heron drones is just the first step – the Czech Army needs many more of these assets

The acquisition of three proven Heron drones is just the first step – the Czech Army needs many more of these assets

The announced acquisition of Heron 1 drones has brought criticism to the Ministry of Defence and the Czech Army. This is a system that made its first flight in 1994 and was introduced into the…

 23. 08. 2022
Pavel Konvalinka: the basic training course will introduce soldiers to a life where serving the country is not an empty phrase, but a lifestyle

Pavel Konvalinka: the basic training course will introduce soldiers to a life where serving the country is not an empty phrase, but a lifestyle

Every soldier, regardless of the unit and the future specialisation he will perform, must go through the Basic Training Course (BTC). The aim of the BTC is to train motivated and physically fit…

 22. 08. 2022