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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
Our security cannot be taken for granted

Our security cannot be taken for granted

The 9th annual Our Security Cannot be Taken for Granted conference, which is held annually at this time to mark the anniversary of the Czech Republic's accession to the North Atlantic Treaty…

 11. 03. 2022
Government approves mandate for the deployment of Czech Armed Forces soldiers in Slovakia

Government approves mandate for the deployment of Czech Armed Forces soldiers in Slovakia

The Government of the Czech Republic has approved a mandate on the proposal of Defence Minister Jana Černochová, which will allow members of the Czech Army to operate in Slovakia until 30 June…

 09. 03. 2022
The Defence Committee discussed the purchase of tracked IFVs for the Czech Armed Forces and the situation in Ukraine

The Defence Committee discussed the purchase of tracked IFVs for the Czech Armed Forces and the situation in Ukraine

The situation in Ukraine and information from the Ministry of Defence on the order for tracked Infantry Fighting Vehicles were the main topics discussed by the Defence Committee at its 6th meeting…

 09. 03. 2022
Modernisation projects of the Czech Army must be accelerated. Only combat-capable armed forces will deter a potential adversary

Modernisation projects of the Czech Army must be accelerated. Only combat-capable armed forces will deter a potential adversary

The ongoing war in Ukraine, which no one wanted and many could not imagine two weeks ago, is fundamentally changing and will change the view of some Western governments on their armed forces. If we…

 07. 03. 2022
Army to buy spare parts for T 810 for almost 85 million CZK

Army to buy spare parts for T 810 for almost 85 million CZK

The subject of the framework agreement will be the supply of spare parts for the T 810 chassis used by the Czech Army, including special spare parts of military nature. The spare parts will ensure…

 05. 03. 2022