Equipment Size in 2010
The following chart contains numbers of major armament and combat equipment, which is in possession of the Czech military as of 1 January 2010, regardless of its supposed use, placement within combat units, or in storage facilities, its combat capability, or its long- or short-term conservation, or whether the equipment has been offered for sale.
Major Equipment of Armed Forces of the Czech Republic as of 1 January 2010
AIR FORCE EQUIPMENT
The countries - parties to the Treaty on Conventional Forces in Europe (CFE), Vienna Document 1999 (VD-99), and the Global Exchange of Military Information (GEMI) - mutually exchanged the summary information of their armed forces in Vienna on 14 - 16 December 2009.
- The infantry fighting vehicles includes all combat versions of BMP-1, BMP-2, BPzV, PANDUR II 4x4 CZ and armoured personnel carriers of OT-90 and OT-64 types. Eight pieces of BMP-2 are not included in the total number, because they are deployed outside the zone of application of the above mentioned international documents.
- The artillery systems of 100 mm caliber or more include all versions of cannons/howitzers of SPGH M77 Dana, rocket launchers RM-70 and mortars ShM 85 and M M1982.
- Treaty on Conventional Forces in Europe (CFE) sets a "National Level" for each party to the treaty, which is the limit of pieces of armament and combat equipment, the country can possess.
- The limit for the Czech Republic in categories is the following:
1. - 957 pieces
2. - 1367 pieces
3. - 767 pieces
4. - 230 pieces
5. - 50 pieces
- In addition to armament and combat equipment, which size is limited by treaties, the Czech military also possess to the 1 January 2010 in accordance with CFE, VD-99 and the Global Exchange of Military Information the following items:
- 10 pcs of training aircraft L-39,
- 18 pcs of transport and observation aircraft of the following types L-410, An-26, Jak-40, CL-601 Challenger a A-319 CJ;
- 32 pcs of transport and universal helicopters of the following types MI-8, MI-17 (also MI-171Š), and W-3A Sokol;
- 215 pcs of vehicles with special structures based on infantry fighting vehicles and armoured personnel carriers of various types;
- 68 pcs of armoured vehicles of types BRDM2, Dingo 2, and IVECO, which are not subject to CFE and VD-99;
- 34 pcs of medical vehicles, which are not subject to CFE and VD-99, and where stipulations of the Geneve Convention apply on improvement of conditions of injured and ill military personnel in the field that is dated 12 August 1949;
- 10 pcs of bridge tanks MT-55A.
Verification and inspections
Each above mentioned document includes stipulations on quotas of inspections, each party to the document must accept on its territory to verify, whether numbers and categories declared match real pieces:
- According to CFE, the Czech Republic must accept within a year three inspections in units or requested areas;
- According to VD-99, the Czech Republic must accept within a year one verification visit and three inspections to a requested area;
- According to the Open Sky treaty, the Czech Republic must accept within a year up to four observation flights over its territory.
April 23, 2010