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Self-propelled mortars for batteries of mechanized battalions of the Czech Armed Forces – tracked chassis are possible, wheeled chassis are necessary

Self-propelled mortars for batteries of mechanized battalions of the Czech Armed Forces – tracked chassis are possible, wheeled chassis are necessary

For the years 2023-2025, the Concept of build-up of the Czech Army 2030 envisages the acquisition of self-propelled mortars to increase the direct fire support capability of mechanised battalions and…

 02. 09. 2022
Military aid to Ukraine must continue. The modernisation of the armed forces is a never-ending process

Military aid to Ukraine must continue. The modernisation of the armed forces is a never-ending process

There have been clear differences in the approach of Western countries to military and other assistance to Ukraine since the beginning of the inexcusable and ongoing Russian aggression. The Czech…

 04. 08. 2022
Gripen as a possible future for the Czech Air Force - a solution in case of failure of the F-35 acquisition

Gripen as a possible future for the Czech Air Force - a solution in case of failure of the F-35 acquisition

Last week, the Czech Government decided to start negotiations with the US Government for the acquisition of 24 Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II 5th generation fighter aircraft. The Minister of…

 02. 08. 2022
Ground-based Air Defence acquires modern assets, but in insufficient numbers

Ground-based Air Defence acquires modern assets, but in insufficient numbers

Ground-based Air Defence has recently received some well-deserved attention. Examples and experiences not only from the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict or Ukraine have already been discussed. The topic of…

 01. 08. 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
The largest foreign supplier to the Czech Armed Forces is still Sweden. In an uncertain future, the involvement of domestic industry must play a major role in military procurement

The largest foreign supplier to the Czech Armed Forces is still Sweden. In an uncertain future, the involvement of domestic industry must play a major role in military procurement

The Ministry of Defence and the Army of the Czech Republic are facing a number of very important acquisition and modernisation projects, some of which have been accelerated compared to the original…

 28. 06. 2022
Slovak acquisition of tracked armoured vehicles as a prospect for the Czech tender and vice versa

Slovak acquisition of tracked armoured vehicles as a prospect for the Czech tender and vice versa

The recently published "Feasibility Study for the Acquisition of Tracked Armoured Fighting Vehicles and Tracked Armoured Vehicles" in Slovakia gives a preliminary answer to the question which of the…

 06. 06. 2022
Leopard 2 will bring the 73rd Tank Battalion the long-awaited capabilities at the level expected by our allies

Leopard 2 will bring the 73rd Tank Battalion the long-awaited capabilities at the level expected by our allies

On Wednesday, 18 May 2022, the agenda of the Government meeting includes information on the procurement "T-72M4 CZ - repair and maintenance". This is a topic that in a way is closely related to the…

 16. 05. 2022
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