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The views of the members of the Defence Committee are in agreement regarding the acquisition of the CV90 IFV. However, they differ on the acquisition of the F-35

The views of the members of the Defence Committee are in agreement regarding the acquisition of the CV90 IFV. However, they differ on the acquisition of the F-35

On the eve of the cabinet meeting, Defence Minister Jan Černochová briefed MPs from the Defence Committee and senators from the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Security Committee on the plan to…

 21. 07. 2022
The Minister of Defence has cut the Gordian knot - the 7th Brigade battalions can look forward to CV90. The Air Force to F-35

The Minister of Defence has cut the Gordian knot - the 7th Brigade battalions can look forward to CV90. The Air Force to F-35

The unravelling of the purchase of tracked IFVs is expected and welcomed by many, yet rather unexpected in the form and speed of the decision. At today's meeting, the Government made a major decision…

 20. 07. 2022
Army buys CZ 805 BREN airsoft rifles for CQB training

Army buys CZ 805 BREN airsoft rifles for CQB training

Airsoft guns have their application in many armies (including the Czech Armed Forces) alongside sophisticated military shooting simulators, where soldiers can practice various established procedures…

 19. 07. 2022
Lessons from Ukraine: effective cooperation between troops is the key to success

Lessons from Ukraine: effective cooperation between troops is the key to success

Russia's aggression against Ukraine, which has been going on for almost five months now, has become an extremely valuable source of lessons for the armies of Western countries from the very first…

 15. 07. 2022
Even a woman can be an aircraft mechanic

Even a woman can be an aircraft mechanic

She came in overalls, straight from a hall full of helicopters to be repaired. She is not afraid to get her hands dirty and prefers technical bulletins to "romantic" reading. For the interview I…

 12. 07. 2022
Investment in defence is not out the window. It enhance national and allied security and has a significant economic return

Investment in defence is not out the window. It enhance national and allied security and has a significant economic return

With the launch of the Russian attack against Ukraine in February this year, the general perception of the role of the armed forces and the defence industry has shifted fundamentally. High-intensity…

 11. 07. 2022
Why we need new IFVs or lessons from Ukraine

Why we need new IFVs or lessons from Ukraine

At the end of June, the members of the Defence Committee received the promised opinion of the law firm HAVEL & PARTNERS s.r.o. regarding the tender for new IFVs for the Czech Armed Forces. In the…

 08. 07. 2022
Tank lesson from Ukraine

Tank lesson from Ukraine

One of the most significant events in the Ministry of Defence is the recent decision to acquire German Leopard 2 tanks. The Czech Republic should receive from Germany (as a replacement for our T-72…

 04. 07. 2022
General Řehka took command of the Army, Colonel Foltýn took command of the Military Police. Minister Černochová announced the main objectives of the Czech EU Presidency

General Řehka took command of the Army, Colonel Foltýn took command of the Military Police. Minister Černochová announced the main objectives of the Czech EU Presidency

In addition to Defence Minister Jana Černochová, outgoing Chief of the General Staff Army General Aleš Opata, outgoing Chief of the Military Police Brigadier General Miroslav Murček, the incoming…

 01. 07. 2022
Slovakia approves purchase of new CV9035 MkIV

Slovakia approves purchase of new CV9035 MkIV

At a meeting on 28 June, the Slovak Government approved a proposal for the purchase of 152 CV9035 MkIV tracked armoured vehicles with a 35mm gun under an intergovernmental agreement with Sweden…

 29. 06. 2022