Interviews

Instructor of the Armed Forces: Why it is necessary to practice close combat as part of Czech Army training

Instructor of the Armed Forces: Why it is necessary to practice close combat as part of Czech Army training

As a Protect Israeli Security Solutions international instructor he has the opportunity to train with the best in the world. That is why he was invited to join the world organization of military…

 26. 03. 2021
Jana Černochová: Politicians must not treat the Army as a stepmother treats a stepchild

Jana Černochová: Politicians must not treat the Army as a stepmother treats a stepchild

There have been more questions than answers since the last meeting of the Defense Committee. And it is not just about the evergreen of the last 4 months, ie returning 5 billion crowns to the budget…

 25. 03. 2021
The strategy against hybrid threats exists already, now it’s the government's turn

The strategy against hybrid threats exists already, now it’s the government's turn

In mid-March, the Standing Committee on Hybrid Threats of the Chamber of Deputies met in its closed session. According to the approved program, its task was to address, inter alia, the hybrid threat…

 24. 03. 2021
Thomas Kauffmann from GDELS: In the IFV project fair competition will bring the best value for the customer

Thomas Kauffmann from GDELS: In the IFV project fair competition will bring the best value for the customer

Interview with Dr. Thomas Kauffmann, Vice President International Business & Services and Member of the Senior Leadership Team of General Dynamics European Land Systems. Dr. Kauffmann is…

 17. 12. 2020
Oliver Mittelsdorf: The Lynx Vehicle in Competition in the Czech Republic, Australia and the USA

Oliver Mittelsdorf: The Lynx Vehicle in Competition in the Czech Republic, Australia and the USA

Our army is in dire need of new infantry fighting vehicles to replace the obsolete BVP-2 tracked vehicles. The Ministry of Defence plans to sign the contract by the end of this year, and companies…

 02. 07. 2020
Ivo Zelinka: The Long-term Deployment in Afghanistan was Absolutely Decisive for the Development of the ACR

Ivo Zelinka: The Long-term Deployment in Afghanistan was Absolutely Decisive for the Development of the ACR

Lt. Col. Ivo Zelinka, who is currently in charge of creating a new airborne regiment, knew already in his second year at the grammar school that he wanted to be a paratrooper. He studied military…

 01. 06. 2020
Karel Řehka: Service in the Army Has Given Me a Lot of Experience

Karel Řehka: Service in the Army Has Given Me a Lot of Experience

The National Cyber and Information Security Agency (NCISA) is the central administrative office for cyber security including the protection of classified information in the field of information and…

 25. 05. 2020
Daniel Machač: Forward Air Controllers are Always “in the Firing Line”

Daniel Machač: Forward Air Controllers are Always “in the Firing Line”

They have elite training with British and American colleagues and combat experience from Afghanistan. It is a Czech unit of advanced air traffic controllers JTAC, which guide planes and helicopters…

 18. 05. 2020
Impact of the Coronavirus on the Army of the Czech Republic and the Domestic Defence Industry

Impact of the Coronavirus on the Army of the Czech Republic and the Domestic Defence Industry

The current situation around the coronavirus raises a number of questions about the future of our army and the domestic defence industry, so we asked Jana Černochová, the Chairwoman of the Defence…

 16. 04. 2020
Up to 90 % of Czech defence technology products are exported despite a lot of complications that Czech exporters have to face

Up to 90 % of Czech defence technology products are exported despite a lot of complications that Czech exporters have to face

The Czech Republic is one of the most export-oriented countries in the world and the defence and security industry is no exception. Up to 90 % of the Czech defence technology products are exported…

 18. 02. 2020