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The Ministry of Defence proposes an amendment to the Constitution - asking for a simpler procedure for sending Armed Forces abroad

The Ministry of Defence proposes an amendment to the Constitution - asking for a simpler procedure for sending Armed Forces abroad

In the context of the worsened security situation in the world and with reference to the ongoing war in Ukraine and the experience it brings, the Ministry of Defence is submitting a draft…

 29. 04. 2022
Former Second in Command of the Israeli Air Force: Today 80-90 % of IDF flight hours are done by drones

Former Second in Command of the Israeli Air Force: Today 80-90 % of IDF flight hours are done by drones

We had a great opportunity to interview Major General (ret.) Hagi Topolanski, former second in command of the Israeli Air Force, air base commander, wing commander, squadron commander, fighter pilot…

 06. 04. 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
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
New modern bayonet MK.I for CZ BREN 2 assault rifles as a universal tool for many different situations

New modern bayonet MK.I for CZ BREN 2 assault rifles as a universal tool for many different situations

Soldiers of the Czech Army will receive, together with the latest version of the CZ BREN 2 assault rifle, the new tactical bayonet MK.I. The new rifles are available to the units from the end of…

 25. 02. 2022
In addition to the DITA project, a prototype of a self-propelled howitzer with a barrel length of 52 calibres is being built in the Czech Republic

In addition to the DITA project, a prototype of a self-propelled howitzer with a barrel length of 52 calibres is being built in the Czech Republic

After a period of decline, which began in the late 1980s in connection with the decline of markets and the desperate economic situation of socialist Czechoslovakia and continued until the turn of the…

 02. 02. 2022
The First Republic Defence Fund as an inspiration for stable financing of the modernisation of the Czech Armed Forces

The First Republic Defence Fund as an inspiration for stable financing of the modernisation of the Czech Armed Forces

In the so-called "Ten for Defence" presented by the new Minister of Defence Jana Černochová (ODS) on 10 January and in the Government's programme statement, we can find, among other things, the…

 17. 01. 2022
The logistics and transport capacities of the Czech Armed Forces are based on Tatra vehicles with a century-old tradition - but they also need to be renewed

The logistics and transport capacities of the Czech Armed Forces are based on Tatra vehicles with a century-old tradition - but they also need to be renewed

The Czech Army, like the Czechoslovak Army before it, is based on Tatra vehicles. Among the more than 3.5 thousand trucks that the Czech Armed Forces have at its disposal today, they make up the vast…

 30. 11. 2021
The year 2021 from the perspective of the military acquisitions - visible successes, but with an exclamation point around tracked IFVs

The year 2021 from the perspective of the military acquisitions - visible successes, but with an exclamation point around tracked IFVs

The year 2021 is slowly coming to an end and the October elections were also an imaginary precursor. Currently, a new Government is being formed, and a new Minister of Defence will come in. Let us…

 15. 11. 2021
Light Assault Vehicles for paratroopers and recon battalion - 14 solutions from 12 suppliers are under consideration

Light Assault Vehicles for paratroopers and recon battalion - 14 solutions from 12 suppliers are under consideration

In March 2020, the Market Research and Analysis Department of the Industrial Cooperation Section of the Ministry of Defence announced the preparation of the launch of a market research for the…

 30. 10. 2021