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New helicopters for the Czech Army. The time has come to choose.

New helicopters for the Czech Army. The time has come to choose.

Permanent procrastination of the Ministry of Defence related to the procurement of new helicopters looks slightly funny with regard to the time which lapsed from the first marketing survey. However…

 12. 08. 2019
The Chrudim Reserve Forces drilled landing and live-firing

The Chrudim Reserve Forces drilled landing and live-firing

On 2nd August the Doupov Mountains became a seven-day base for 46 members of the 4th Airborne Company of the Active Reserve Forces of the 43rd Airborne Battalion from Chrudim. That time, the exercise…

 09. 08. 2019
Support and mobile repair vehicles in the Czech Army. Which chassis will be selected by the national army?

Support and mobile repair vehicles in the Czech Army. Which chassis will be selected by the national army?

The original propositions or, by other words, the contractual documentation for new IFVs specified that the army was going to purchase 29 mobile repair vehicles based on the Tatra chassis.  But…

 08. 08. 2019
Three quarters of Czech citizens trust the Army. Least of all the supporters of TOP 09, SPD and KSČM

Three quarters of Czech citizens trust the Army. Least of all the supporters of TOP 09, SPD and KSČM

The significant majority of the Czech citizens have confidence in the Czech Army (75 %) and the Police of the Czech Republic (72 %). Compared to the last-year survey, trustfulness of the Police of…

 07. 08. 2019
Czech soldiers are waiting for helmets. Lifetime of the old helmets expired; new ones failed in the tests.

Czech soldiers are waiting for helmets. Lifetime of the old helmets expired; new ones failed in the tests.

If you made a trip to different units of the Czech Army, you could see different helmets each time. A year ago, the Army finally finished a tender for thousands of new helmets, but the only criterion…

 05. 08. 2019
Filip Říha became new Deputy Minister - Head of the Armaments and Acquisition Division of the Ministry of Defence

Filip Říha became new Deputy Minister - Head of the Armaments and Acquisition Division of the Ministry of Defence

On 1st August 2019, State Secretary in the Ministry of Defence Petr Vančura, by agreement with the Minister of Defence Lubomír Metnar, nominated Filip Říha as Deputy Minister - Head of the…

 02. 08. 2019
Is integrity of NATO under threat?

Is integrity of NATO under threat?

Turkey, a member state already since 1952. The past few years, however, have shown that slowly but surely it becomes not an ally but a possible aggressor, which absolutely doesn’t respect common…

 01. 08. 2019
Minister of Foreign Affairs Tomáš Petříček visited soldiers in Afghanistan

Minister of Foreign Affairs Tomáš Petříček visited soldiers in Afghanistan

On Thursday 25th July the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Tomáš Petříček arrived to the Hamid Karzai International Airport (HKIA) in Kabul, and within his official visit of the Islamic Republic of…

 31. 07. 2019
Rocket launchers in the Czech Army as a reaction for asymmetric conflicts?

Rocket launchers in the Czech Army as a reaction for asymmetric conflicts?

Multiple rocket launchers are back in play around the world. After many years, when barrel artillery, suitable for precise aimed fire, was especially preferred, rocket launchers take on growing…

 30. 07. 2019
General Petr Pavel has issued his official biography. His memoirs are funny and harrowing.

General Petr Pavel has issued his official biography. His memoirs are funny and harrowing.

The book brings a subheading “In the front line”. The Czechs loved General Pavel when he was the Chief of the General Staff. The world has known him as the Chairman of the NATO Military…

 29. 07. 2019