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Exercises 2016

AMPLE STRIKE 2016   -    30th August - 20 September 2016


International exercise of air forces, forward air controllers, and commanders of ground units in training of close air support - AMPLE STRIKE 2016.

Command Post: 22nd Helicopter Base at Sedlec, Namest nad Oslavou.

Aim: Coordination training of forward air controllers with aircraft crews and commanders of ground units. Air defence.

Places: Czech Republic: Military Training Areas in Boletice and Libava, 22nd HB Sedlec (Namest), 21st Tactical Air Force Base in Caslav, Pardubice Airport Authority, 15th Engineer Regiment in Bechyne.

Time: 30 August - 20 September 2016.

Personnel: Up to 1,500 soldiers including 360 Czech reservists from eight Regional Military Commands. About 300 foreign soldiers will participate.

Participation: 17 countries (Belgium, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finalnd, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, The Netherlands, Poland, Slovenia and the United States of America).

Equipment: Czech aircraft: L-159 ALCA, L-39 Albatros and SAAB-39 Gripen, Mil Mi-24/35 a Mi-171, Lithuanian L-39, German PC-9, LearJet and Tornado, Polish Su-22, Hungarian SAAB-39 Gripen, Slovenian PC-9, American helicopters AH-64 and KC-135R tanker, B-1B and B-52 strategic bombers.

Director of the exercise: Colonel Zdenek Bauer, Czech Air Force.

Contacts:: Captain Tomas Maruscak, spokesperson for AMPLE STRIKE 2016 exercise, phones: +420 973 375 012, +420 602 440 465, fax: +420 973 375 090, e-mail: maruscaktomas@gmail.com.



July 20, 2016

HRADBA 2016    -    3rd March - 22nd April 2016

Field exercise of Active Reserve forces HRADBA 2016.

Command Post: Camp Smilov, Military Training Area in Libava.

Goal: Verify the readiness of Active Reserve soldiers for operational deployment and their support for the Police of the Czech Republic.

Area: Military Training Area in Libava.

Time: 3rd March - 22nd April 2016

Participants: more than 1,100 personnel of the Active Reserve.

Units: 14 rifle companies of Regional Military Headquarters.

Equipment: up to 50 pieces of ground equipment.

Director: Colonel Jaroslav Hrabec, Director of the Regional Military Headquarters in Ostrava.

Contacts: Warrant Officer Martin Ogoralek, spokesman for HRADBA 2016 exercise and press and information officer of the Regional Military Headquarters in Ostrava, phone: +420 973 487 713, +420 602 560 281, e-mail: ogoralekm@army.cz .



March 4, 2016