Interviews

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
Contemporary bridge and pontoon systems – modernization options for the Czech military engineering vehicles and equipment

Contemporary bridge and pontoon systems – modernization options for the Czech military engineering vehicles and equipment

The Czech Army plans several major modernization and acquisition programs to be implemented in the coming years. For land forces, the acquisition of 210 pieces of tracked armoured fighting vehicles…

 30. 01. 2020
The Czech defence and security industry is concerned about lack of qualified employees

The Czech defence and security industry is concerned about lack of qualified employees

The Czech Republic is missing qualified employees, and the defence and security industry is no exception; it has to do with lack of technically educated persons, says President of Defence and…

 18. 10. 2019