Defence: The contract with the USA does not mention the base in the Czech Republic

According to him, the contract is almost ready for discussion by the government and the parliament. According to him, fears that the contract also deals with the possible construction of an American base on the territory of the Czech Republic are unfounded. Why is this contract being negotiated? As a member country of the North … Read more

The government withdrew the explosive order after pressure

The cabinet is under pressure because of the order, as the mayors of the surrounding municipalities protest against the production of grenades, including from the government parties, as Právo reported on Wednesday. Mayors vividly remember the 2014 munitions warehouse explosion and are outraged that the defense wants to bring munitions production back into the vicinity … Read more

“Reprisal attack” on Ukrainian barracks: According to Moscow, 600 soldiers were killed

“600 soldiers killed” Moscow reports “retaliatory attack” on barracks in Kramatorsk 01/09/2023 10:07 am Attacks hit Ukraine shortly after the end of the ceasefire declared by Moscow. According to the Russian Defense Ministry, several hundred Ukrainian soldiers were killed in an air raid on two barracks. However, there is no evidence of this. The ceasefire … Read more

Last year, the army saw a record decrease in equipment, apparently due to the supply of weapons to Ukraine — ČT24 — Czech Television

Before Christmas was taken over by the Czech army from Germany, the first Leopard tank version 2A4, the remaining thirteen should be received during this year, officially as a gift for helping Ukraine. But it is only now becoming clear what this support included. Even with the first Leopard taken over, the Czech army has … Read more

Defense wants voluntary conscription – News

“Taking into account the possibilities of the state in times of peace, we devised an institute based on voluntariness for those citizens who are willing to defend their homeland in times of crisis,” Defense Ministry lawyer Zoran Nerandžič told Práv. He was preparing a package of legislative changes, which is soon to be discussed by … Read more

In Ukraine in a day, what in Afghanistan in a month. The West is catching up with ammunition stocks — ČT24 — Czech Television

After the collapse of the Soviet Union, European countries drastically reduced their defense budgets, armies and arsenals. With the subsequent rise of al-Qaeda, they have focused on fighting terrorism, which requires other military investments and lighter forces, the NYT notes. Even NATO’s long engagement in Afghanistan, the paper said, bore little resemblance to the gun- … Read more

The twilight of Russian helicopters in the Czech Republic has arrived. More modern machines are coming from the USA

The Czech Air Force currently has at its disposal, among other things, eight combat helicopters Mi-35/24Vwhich have been in service in the Czech army since 2003. These are helicopters that the Soviets already used during the war in Afghanistan in the 1980s, and it is these machines that will begin to be replaced by ten … Read more

The Czechia provided Ukraine with arms and material worth 3.8 billion crowns

“It remains true that until the war in Ukraine ends, we will not comment on any details of our aid in the form of military material for security reasons. But we continue to supply military material, while I guarantee that it is nothing that the Czech army lacks,” CTK quoted the minister as saying. Politicians … Read more

Former commander of the Czech Air Force: Bases would have to be rebuilt because of the F-35

In the Czech Republic, there has been a very intensive discussion in recent weeks whether the army should continue to use Swedish Gripen fighters in the future, or switch to the American F-35. The government of Petr Fiala (ODS) should deal with this fundamental issue already this month. Jiří Verner was there when the Russian … Read more

From the street straight to the front. How pro-Russian separatists are taking men to war in Donbass — ČT24 — Czech Television

Since Russia has not officially declared war on Ukraine and has not introduced a general mobilization of men with the invasion since February 24, it must also rely on “foreign sources”. The self-proclaimed republics, centered in Donetsk and Luhansk, held by pro-Russian separatists help him a lot in this. Already at the end of March … Read more