Conclusions of the Czech Army present condition

 28. 11. 2019      category: Army of the Czech Republic
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The army structure conception by 2030 brings a lot of information, plans and visions. According to this conception in 2030 Czech Army will be highly operational in balanced organizational structure, armed with modern technology with the corresponding maintenance capacities and stockpiles. The performed modernization will release Czech Army from the reliance on Russian origin equipment and from the necessity of its operability provision ensuring. The following years and capability to buy and accomplish acquisitions will show, of course, what the reality will be like. Let´s have a look at present strengths and weaknesses but also to possible threats to our army as described in the Conception.

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Picture: One of the Czech Army strengths is a fixed anchoring in a collective defence system and in the provision of corresponding contribution into multi-national operations. (Illustrative photo) | army.cz

The strengths

• The fixed anchoring in a collective defence system and in the provision of corresponding contribution into multi-national operations. 
• The experience from operational deployment in multi-national operations, in operations supporting the Integrated Rescue System and from fulfilment of Czech Police (PČR) tasks in ensuring internal security. 
• Combat experience of the units that are deployed into operations. 
•  Combat experience and preparedness of the special forces. 
•  Modularity of the forces as well as the ability to fulfil wide spectrum of tasks in diverse operational environment and geographic conditions. 
• The gained level of skills in field of protection against WMD and in passive surveillance systems as a part of ES. 
• Staff personality traits and development capacity (creativity, flexibility and adaptability, dexterity). 
• Still increasing interest of the citizens in inclusion in AR and in participation in VMT (voluntary military training).

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Picture: Another strength is still increasing interest of the citizens in inclusion in AR and in participation in VMT (voluntary military training) | army.cz

The weaknesses

• The insufficient level of inner and outer interoperability. 
• Incomplete transformational projects, namely in command and control. 
•  Partially incomplete number of the Czech Army personnel and deterioration of personnel age structure. 
• Non-accomplishment of modernisation and transformational projects including partial capabilities reduction as the military hardware and goods become physically and morally obsolete.  
• Condition and inaccessibility of used infrastructure which is not corresponding to modern demands of life, to personnel preparation and to operational tasks fulfilment ensuring. 
• The insufficient development of simulation and trainer technologies. 
• Insufficient operational and mobile material and munitions stockpiles.  
• Persisting partial reliance on spare parts supplies from the Russian federation. 
• Insufficient resources to the Czech Republic defence ensuring. 
• Negative demographic development and ageing of Czech population. 
• Absence of Czech key industrial capacities affecting ensuring of important security interests of the Czech Republic. 

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Picture: The army weakness is in partially incomplete number of the Czech Army personnel and deterioration of personnel age structure. (Illustrative photo) | army.cz

Threats

• The unforeseeability of fast changing and unstable security environment, the uncertainty of intentions and strengthening capability to extensive and surprise attack of the hypothetical enemy, short warning period. 
•  The increasing intensity and width of asymmetric and hybrid threats, including namely cybernetic, that are in Russia and China moreover based on state-security offensive doctrine.

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Picture: The increasing intensity and width of asymmetric and hybrid threats, including namely cybernetic, that are in Russia and China moreover based on state-security offensive doctrine, was evaluated as a threat. | CCTV 1, Chinese internet

 Author: Martin Šiška