Army of the Czech Republic

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
New Self-propelled Howitzers for ACR – What Would Be The Cheapest

New Self-propelled Howitzers for ACR – What Would Be The Cheapest

A recent press conference at the Ministry of Defence brought a lot of information and promises. Apart from the promise to complete the purchase of new IFV by the end of this year (if the winning…

 21. 05. 2020
The Military Solidarity Fund helped a solider from Kbely after a serious traffic accident

The Military Solidarity Fund helped a solider from Kbely after a serious traffic accident

The Captain Luboš Rous was accompanied by airplanes from an early age and it was all his life along with his family. Everything changed on 14th October when he had a serious car accident. He spent…

 16. 05. 2020
Possible Scenarios of Further Development of IFV Acquisition for the ACR

Possible Scenarios of Further Development of IFV Acquisition for the ACR

The global economic crisis, coupled with the health crisis, will significantly change a lot of what seemed a solid ground yesterday. Above all, governments will lack money. This new reality will also…

 15. 05. 2020
K2 Black Panther Tanks for ACR: Korean Solution for Czech Problems

K2 Black Panther Tanks for ACR: Korean Solution for Czech Problems

The year is 2025 and soldiers from the 73rd Tank Battalion from Přáslavice dust off T-72M1 tanks, trying to keep them running for a little longer. The reservists do not have anything to practice…

 06. 05. 2020
Members of the 13th Guard Company BAF have returned from Afghanistan

Members of the 13th Guard Company BAF have returned from Afghanistan

The last group of 39 members of the 13th Guard Company BAF returned from Afghanistan on Thursday, 30th April.  In the afternoon, the military Airbus landed at the airport Kbely and from there…

 03. 05. 2020
Our Soldiers Participate in the Smart Quarantine that Effectively Helps in the Fight Against Coronavirus

Our Soldiers Participate in the Smart Quarantine that Effectively Helps in the Fight Against Coronavirus

Smart quarantine. A term, which has been greatly discussed in the Czech society in the recent weeks. Some consider it a “violation of privacy”, others actively use it and help to discover people…

 28. 04. 2020
The Czech General Officer will officially become the Commander of the EUTM Mission in Mali

The Czech General Officer will officially become the Commander of the EUTM Mission in Mali

The Brigadier General František Ridzák was officially confirmed to the position of the Commander of the Training Mission by the Political and Security Committee of the EU. He will take it over from…

 22. 04. 2020
Czech Gripens Celebrate 15 Years of Operation

Czech Gripens Celebrate 15 Years of Operation

Fifteen years ago, on April 18 of 2005, the first six JAS-39C Gripen single-seat fighters landed at the 21st Tactical Air Force Base Čáslav. The aircraft landed in pairs, the first always piloted…

 20. 04. 2020