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10th ACR Unit PRT Logar

Czech PRT Logar comprises military and civilian parts.

NATO International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan

NATO Operation in Afghanistan


The Czech Republic operates its own Provincial Reconstruction Team in the Logar Province

The Czech authorities responded to calls of allies for reinforcement of allied military presence in Afghanistan in support of success of ISAF operation in suppressing Taliban activities and in support of the Afghan Government.

The ACR have participated in the NATO International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan since 12 March 2004, while the first Czech PRT commenced its service in Logar on 19 March 2008.

Commander of the present 10th ACR Unit Colonel Josef Kopecky assumed operational task on the 14th August 2012. Soldiers are being deployed for six months, that is till February 2013.

The Czech PRT comprises both military and civilian parts. The core of the military part is formed by soldiers of the 74th Light Motorised Battalion based at Bucovice which is a unit 7th Mechanised Brigade based at Hranice. The 10th ACR PRT is complemented by specialists from other 24 units and installations of the Czech military.

Equipment

Light armoured vehicles IVECO and Dingo, wheeled infantry fighting vehicles Pandur and American vehicles MRAP of MAXPro type. Small arms: 10th Unit is equipped with CZ 805 BREN - the most modern Czech-made assault rifle.

Czech PRT Logar Badge, languages Pashto on the right, and Dari on the left

Colonel Josef Kopecky, MSc.

Commander of the 10th ACR Unit in PRT Logar:

Colonel Josef Kopecky, MSc.

Size of the military part:

  • 292 personnel (including eleven women) at average age of 31

 

 

 

 

Multi-National patrol in action Czech and American soldiers at Azra, Logar Province, Afghanistan Czech personnel transported by US helicopters

Leader of the civilian part:

Magdalena Pokludova

Size of the civilian part:

  • 9 civilian experts

Personnel of the Czech PRT Logar are located at the US Forward Operating Base Shank (FOB Shank).

Afghanistan

 

History:

 

Afghanistan


Last update: February 2, 2013