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Building the army needs a clear goal and a proper budget

Building the army needs a clear goal and a proper budget

In the light of the war in Ukraine, several things are coming into sharp focus regarding the Army, but they are not new. The Army is just a skeleton lacking muscles, as the Chief of the General Staff…

 24. 03. 2022
Unprecedented technology development and applications are changing the battlespace

Unprecedented technology development and applications are changing the battlespace

We are aware that within a broad strategic and geopolitical context the nature of conflict is being changing and technological transformation of world societies is among significant factors. New…

 22. 03. 2022
Slovakia has preliminarily evaluated bids for wheeled armoured vehicles. The arguments for the Finnish solution are unconvincing

Slovakia has preliminarily evaluated bids for wheeled armoured vehicles. The arguments for the Finnish solution are unconvincing

The Slovak Ministry of Defence has published on its website a document entitled "Study of feasibility for the procurement of 8x8 Armoured Fighting Vehicles". This is one of two major Slovak armoured…

 21. 03. 2022
How to proceed with the supersonic air force of the Czech Air Force

How to proceed with the supersonic air force of the Czech Air Force

In connection with the current events in Ukraine and the overall deterioration of the security situation in Europe, the question of what path the Czech Air Force should take has recently been raised…

 21. 03. 2022
The US Army received the first Tatra Phoenix trucks for military training area service in Germany

The US Army received the first Tatra Phoenix trucks for military training area service in Germany

Czech Tatra Trucks company, based in the town of Kopřivnice, supplies its vehicles to many armies around the world on various continents. Last year, it got the first major contracts from NATO armies…

 19. 03. 2022
Slovakia and the Czech Republic plan even more intensive defence cooperation

Slovakia and the Czech Republic plan even more intensive defence cooperation

Yesterday Slovak Defence Minister Jaroslav Naď welcomed Czech Defence Minister Jana Černochová at the premises of the Ministry. It was her first visit to the Slovak Ministry of Defence and, in…

 19. 03. 2022
Ivo Heinz: Active Rezerve never trains together with the Czech Army, we are the Czech Army!

Ivo Heinz: Active Rezerve never trains together with the Czech Army, we are the Czech Army!

The interest in joining the Active Reserve (AR) of the Czech Army has recently multiplied tenfold, especially after Russia invaded Ukraine. The interest in voluntary exercises is growing as well…

 17. 03. 2022
Czech Republic to add a billion to defence budget, but growth rate of defence spending is low compared to other countries

Czech Republic to add a billion to defence budget, but growth rate of defence spending is low compared to other countries

The Czech Army, or rather the Ministry of Defence, will manage a higher budget than expected this year. The Ministry of Defence will receive an extra CZK 1 billion compared to the original proposal…

 15. 03. 2022
A billion for small arms. Army to speed up rearmament with modern domestically produced weapons

A billion for small arms. Army to speed up rearmament with modern domestically produced weapons

During the 5th meeting of the House Defence Committee, the draft of the now approved state budget, or Chapter 307 of the Ministry of Defence (MoD), was discussed. Compared to the original proposal of…

 14. 03. 2022
Interview with U.S. Army General (ret.) John Novalis not only about the Viper and Venom helicopters for the Czech Army

Interview with U.S. Army General (ret.) John Novalis not only about the Viper and Venom helicopters for the Czech Army

Last week we had the opportunity to conduct a personal interview with U.S. Army Brigadier General (ret.) John E. Novalis II. John Novalis has had a storied military career. A 1987 graduate of the…

 14. 03. 2022