11th ACR Contingent in KFOR
The personnel of the Contingent in size of 440 assumed the area of responsibility in Kosovo on 20 July 2007. The core of the Contingent was formed by 41st Mechanised Battalion based at Zatec, which is a unit of the 4th Rapid Deployment Brigade based at Zatec, Czech Republic. The Contingent included also personnel from other units and installations of the Czech military in order to meet required specialisation. The personnel of the 11th Contingent served on the peacekeeping operation in Kosovo for six months that is till January 2008.
- The units of the Multinational Task Force CENTRE (MNTF-C) are formed by soldiers of the Czech Republic, Finland, Ireland, Latvia, Slovakia, and Sweden.
Number of Czech Military Personnel on the Operation:
- 440 (to 17 January 2008)
- Lieutenant Colonel Milan Schulc
Czech Helicopter Unit for KFOR
The Czech military reinforced peacekeeping forces in Kosovo with a helicopter unit comprising two multipurpose transport Mi-17 aircraft and ground equipment. The home base of the equipment and personnel is the 23rd Helicopter Base at Prerov, Czech Republic. Operationally, the unit reported to KFOR Headqurters in Pristina, while from the national point of view it was part of the current Contingent of the Czech military. It was based in Pristina from April to December 2007.
Troops and cargo air transportation, air reconnaissance, humanitarian flights, medical evacuation if necessary, and in limited scope also search and rescue service and transport of VIPs.
29 personnel, out of which 9 are flying, one rescue and airdrop instructor, 19 ground personnel.
Major Robert Papš
Two multipurpose transport helictopters Mi-17 and ground equipment.
Updated: January 17, 2008