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12.4.2018 •During her visit to the 22nd Helicopter Base in Namest nad Oslavou on 9th April, Minister of Defence Karla Slechtova provided a status update on the forthcoming purchase of 12 multipurpose helicopters at a meeting with base commanders.

New helicopters

27.3.2018 •Chief of the General Staff General Josef Becvar had talks last week with senior Brazilian military officials having received a formal invitation from the Chief of the Joint Staff of the Armed Forces of Brazil, Admiral Ademir Sobrinho.

General Becvar visits Brazil to boost defence cooperation

24.3.2018 •Specialised detachments from various allied ground force units are currently undertaking intensive training exercises in preparation for their foreign deployment to Latvia later in the year.

BMP

9.3.2018 •During the two-day visit last week of the Italian Chief of Defence, General Claudio Graziano, Prime Minister Andrej Babis and Minister of Defence Klara Slechtova met with the General and the Czech Chief of General Staff, General Becvar, to discuss international co-operation.

Italian Chief of Defence in Prague

23.2.2018 •The National Satellite Centre (SATCEN CR) will be officially opened on July 1st 2018 by the Czech Military Intelligence as a pledge to NATO to provide Imagery Intelligence (IMINT) for military and civilian use.

Military Intelligence

16.2.2018 •From now until 2020, the soldiers of the Strakonice air defence regiment which forms the core element of the Ground Air Defence Task Force will be attached to the NATO Response Force Multinational Brigade headed by the German 9th Armour Division.

Czech air defence in VJTF

8.2.2018 •A delegation from the Texas and Nebraska National Guard, led by their commanders, Major General John Nichols and Major General Daryl Bohac, paid a visit last week to the 15th Engineer Regiment based in Bechyne to discuss the training and activities programme which is part of a joint US/Czech cooperation venture.

Texas and Nebraska

1.2.2018 •"The Soldiers and allies have convinced me of the immence importance of the Resolute Support Mission, and the Allied commanders also confirmed that the Czech units rank as one the most significant contributors to the mission", said Minister of Defence Karla Slechtova at the end of her visit.

Minister in Afghanistan

26.1.2018 •Airmen from the 22nd Helicopter Air Base at Namest took part in a regular training exercise at Boletice training area last week.

Door gunners

18.1.2018 •Military truck drivers from the 71st Mechanised Battalion, based at Hranice, are at present undergoing a retraining exercise on the operation of the Tatra 815 8x8 PRAM trucks.

Drivers retrain how to operate new Tatra trucks

5.1.2018 •The new Minister of Defence of the Czech Republic, Karla Slechtova, paid a visit last week to the 21st Tactical Air Force Base at Caslav to meet with the airmen whose daily standby duties are of vital importance to the protection of Czech air space.

1. Military Strategy of the Czech Republic - 2008

17.12.2017 •The current Chairman, the Canadian, Major General Jean-Robert Bernier, will hand over the position to Brigadier General Zoltan Bubenik in November 2018.

General Bubenik elected as next chairman of NATO Committee of the Chiefs of Military Medical Services

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