Interviews

Pavel Konvalinka: My task is to train motivated and physically fit soldiers

Pavel Konvalinka: My task is to train motivated and physically fit soldiers

The current commander of the Basic Training Section, Chief Warrant Officer Pavel Konvalinka, is a graduate of the Military High School in Opava and subsequently in Vyškov. He began his career in…

 08. 06. 2021
Threats in the Middle East: An interview with an expert on the cultural aspects of security

Threats in the Middle East: An interview with an expert on the cultural aspects of security

Security is a complex phenomenon, which does not rely only on hard power and measures like military strength, weapons, and strategic thinking. Security also includes social and cultural aspects that…

 03. 06. 2021
Jaroslav Míka: I can imagine the continuation of the Gripen in the Czech Army beyond the horizon of this decade

Jaroslav Míka: I can imagine the continuation of the Gripen in the Czech Army beyond the horizon of this decade

Colonel of the General Staff Ing. Jaroslav Míka, who is currently the commander of the 21st Tactical Air Force Base Čáslav, has been serving in the Czech Army since 1995, when he joined as pilot…

 20. 05. 2021
Mikael Segerman: We offer the Czech defense industry a helping hand and a chance for an advanced future

Mikael Segerman: We offer the Czech defense industry a helping hand and a chance for an advanced future

BAE Systems is bidding for a victory in the Czech Army tender with its CV90 MkIV Infantry Fighting Vehicle. The company relied on cooperation mainly with Czech state-owned industrial companies. VOP…

 09. 05. 2021
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