Army of the Czech Republic

Forward Air Controllers in Action: Saving Colleagues or Navigating Towards a Target in a City

Forward Air Controllers in Action: Saving Colleagues or Navigating Towards a Target in a City

Forward Air Controllers represent the eyes for artillerists and pilots of combat machines. They can, with perfect accuracy, guide aircraft, helicopters and artillerymen to the targets to be…

 25. 07. 2020
Benefits for war veterans are rather symbolic than real

Benefits for war veterans are rather symbolic than real

Disappointment and bitterness, such are feelings of many Czech war veterans about the offer of benefits for this group of people in general. For example, the Facebook group War Veterans of the Czech…

 21. 07. 2020
New IFVs for the Czech Army: Parameters of Vehicle and Ammunition are Important

New IFVs for the Czech Army: Parameters of Vehicle and Ammunition are Important

Although government spending has brought cuts to the military budget due to the coronavirus pandemic, the largest acquisition program in the history of the Czech Army - the acquisition of new…

 19. 07. 2020
Ministry of Defence has a new Political Deputy

Ministry of Defence has a new Political Deputy

The Minister of Defence Lubomír Metnar appointed PhDr. Vladimír Müller, CSc. as a new Political Deputy on 15th July, 2020. In the past, he served as the Deputy Foreign Minister for EU Affairs and…

 17. 07. 2020
Czech fleet of Gripen fighters flies over 2,000 hours a year

Czech fleet of Gripen fighters flies over 2,000 hours a year

The Army of the Czech Republic operates fourteen supersonic machines JAS-39 Gripen in total – twelve single-seat JAS-39 C and two-seat JAS-39 D.  According to the available statistics, over…

 15. 07. 2020
The Army Is Purchasing New H&K 417 Sniper Rifles

The Army Is Purchasing New H&K 417 Sniper Rifles

The Ministry of Defence recently published information about the purchase of twelve Heckler & Koch 417 sniper rifles with accessories. It is to some extent unusual that the required type of rifle…

 13. 07. 2020
The Army has received new unmanned reconnaissance assets from the VTÚ s.p.

The Army has received new unmanned reconnaissance assets from the VTÚ s.p.

Another defence development project from the Military Technical Institute (VTÚ, s.p.) is heading to the Army of the Czech Republic. Members of the Czech Armed Forces have recently taken over the…

 06. 07. 2020
The Chrudim Paratroopers Took over the First Charon Attack Knives

The Chrudim Paratroopers Took over the First Charon Attack Knives

June 29 became a long-awaited day for the paratroopers. Not only because it was the first muster of the entire unit since the declaration of a state of emergency and took place on the eve of the Day…

 03. 07. 2020
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