Gen. Radek Hasala: I perceive the role of active reserves as very important, I bow to them

Gen. Radek Hasala: I perceive the role of active reserves as very important, I bow to them

The Military Office of the President of the Republic is a special unit of the Armed Forces of the Czech Republic. Its chief, Major General Radek Hasala, has basically two…

 26. 07. 2023
Vojtěch Petráček: We will be very active in CV90 programs even in case of F-35 aircraft acquisition

Vojtěch Petráček: We will be very active in CV90 programs even in case of F-35 aircraft acquisition

Cooperation between the academic community and the Czech Army has been a big topic especially in recent months. This cooperation is important and beneficial in the context…

 17. 07. 2023
Tomas Kopečný: Ukraine's reconstruction must start now

Tomas Kopečný: Ukraine's reconstruction must start now

More than 500 days have passed since Russia launched its war of aggression against Ukraine. The Czech Republic was among the first countries to not only express support for Ukraine, but…

 10. 07. 2023
Jussi Halmetoja: The choice of aircraft is defined by the needs of the military

Jussi Halmetoja: The choice of aircraft is defined by the needs of the military

The Czech Air Force currently operates 12 JAS-39C Gripen aircraft and 2 JAS-39D Gripen two-seat trainers within the 211th Tactical Squadron in Čáslav. The aircraft were originally…

 03. 07. 2023
Petr Sklenář: The importance of the arms industry will continue to grow

Petr Sklenář: The importance of the arms industry will continue to grow

The performance of the Czech armaments industry is not only determined by its production capacity or the ability to procure increased quantities of necessary materials;…

 19. 06. 2023
Lubor Koudelka: We must be as transparent as possible

Lubor Koudelka: We must be as transparent as possible

The Armaments and Acquisitions Section of the Ministry of Defence is one of the busiest parts of the Ministry, especially in recent years. The increased pressure…

 12. 06. 2023
Gen. Aleš Knížek: There is a huge interest in the expositions of the Army Museum in Žižkov

Gen. Aleš Knížek: There is a huge interest in the expositions of the Army Museum in Žižkov

After its reopening, the Army Museum in Prague's Žižkov district has become a destination not only for visitors interested in the military history of our countries, but has also…

 05. 06. 2023
This year's IDET was exceptional in terms of interest and presentations

This year's IDET was exceptional in terms of interest and presentations

This year's 17th International Defence and Security Technologies Fair IDET celebrated, like the Czech Army, 30 years since its inception. IDET, together with other trade fairs PYROS and ISET…

 04. 06. 2023
Gen. Karel Řehka: In Ukraine we see that the army alone is not enough to defend. The whole society must be involved

Gen. Karel Řehka: In Ukraine we see that the army alone is not enough to defend. The whole society must be involved

On 1 January 1993, not only the independent Czech Republic was established, but also its army. In the thirty years of its existence, our army has trained thousands of soldiers…

 30. 05. 2023
Gen. Petr Čepelka: The real capability of the military is not about weapons, it's about people

Gen. Petr Čepelka: The real capability of the military is not about weapons, it's about people

In the context of the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, there is more and more talk about whether the Czech Army is capable of protecting its airspace on its own. The topic…

 08. 05. 2023
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