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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
Four members of the Army of the Czech Republic died exactly four years ago

Four members of the Army of the Czech Republic died exactly four years ago

Exactly six years ago today 4 members of the Army of the Czech Republic died in a suicide attack on 8th July, 2014.  On 14th July, 2014, after being transported to the Czech Republic, another of…

 08. 07. 2020
With the LANCE turret system from Rheinmetall the art of engineering reaches new heights

With the LANCE turret system from Rheinmetall the art of engineering reaches new heights

Ever since antiquity, the mobile assault tower has been firmly established among the machinery of war. While the Greeks opted for megalomania and intimidation, the Romans, with their turris…

 08. 07. 2020
Czech Defence and Security Industry in the Post-Coronavirus Age

Czech Defence and Security Industry in the Post-Coronavirus Age

In recent weeks, the government of the Czech Republic has relaxed a number of restrictions, which have been introduced since mid-March as a means to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. I will leave to…

 07. 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