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8.6.2015 •A two-week water surface training and survival presentation using armoured and amphibious vehicles was opened last week at the Myslejovice military water training area.

Floating armour and tanks under water

2.6.2015 •The Czech soldiers of the 5th Task Force continue their participation in the EU Training Mission in Mali (EUTM Mali). Three months of their six-month rotation scheme has already elapsed.

Czech soldiers in Mali

25.5.2015 •The IDET (International Defence and Security Technologies Fair), which took place at the Brno Exhibition Centre from 19th - 21st May, presented defence technology from around 30 countries to military representatives, businessmen, and the public.

IDET attracts hundreds of visitors

11.5.2015 •Military and political representatives, as well as war veterans and the citizens of the Czech Republic commemorated the 70th anniversary of the end of WWII last week and participated in events around the country paying tribute to those who lost their lives during the war. Following is a brief description, with photos, of the various ceremonies held in Ostrava, Prague and Pilsen.

Commemorating the 70th Anniversary of WW11 – Photo Gallery

6.5.2015 •Lieutenant General Josef Becvar was appointed the new Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Czech Republic by President Milos Zeman at Prague Castle on 4th May.

General Josef Becvar assumed the post of Chief of the General Staff of ACR

28.4.2015 •At a regular defence ministers' meeting of the Visegrad Group (V4), ministers of Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary discussed upcoming joint activities for defence cooperation of the V4 countries. The meeting was held in the city of Tomasov, near Bratislava, on 23rd April.

Ministers of Defence of V4 meet in Slovakia

20.4.2015 •Prior to NATO's Air Defence Exercise Tobruq Legacy, which will be held at the Boletice Military Training Area from 22nd June - 4th July, personnel of the 26th Air Command, Control and Surveillance Regiment at Stara Boleslav, along with their American colleagues, have been testing the data transmission equipment used for the effective tracking of missiles to air targets.

Czech and American air defence personnel brace up the Exercise Tobruq Legacy

10.4.2015 •EDA Chief Executive Jorge Domecq travelled to the Czech Republic today to exchange views with Czech Republic's Deputy Minister Daniel Kostoval ahead of the June 2015 European Council. Together, they discussed Czech Republic’s participation in EDA activities as well as the country’s priorities in terms of capability development, regional cooperation and support to the defence industry.

Meeting at the Ministry of Defence

8.4.2015 •Three Augusta A-109 Belgian helicopters landed last week at the Air Base at Namest to take part in their regular practice flight missions with their Czech counterparts. The joint Czech-Belgian "Exercise South Plains" will continue until 10th April.

Belgian helicopters A-109 arrived in Namest Base to participate in joint exercise

30.3.2015 •The soldiers of the U.S. Army 2nd Cavalry Regiment entered the Czech Republic from Poland on Sunday, 29th March, crossing three borders at Nachod, Bohumin and Harrachov, on their way from the Baltic states and Poland to their home base in Vilseck, Germany.

MAP - Routes of the Dragoon Ride in the Czech Republic

23.3.2015 •Paratroopers of the Czech 43rd Airborne Battalion and the Polish 18th Airborne Battalion completed their ten-day joint Paratrooper Fire exercise during Operation Moonrider last week, where they destroyed ‘enemy’ airfield support facilities.

Czech and Polish paratroopers prove their skills in exercise Paratrooper Fire

18.3.2015 •An increasing number of schools have been taking part in a project that enables their pupils to become more familiar with the Czech Armed Forces, its mission, methods, and conduct of citizens in the event of an emergency.

School children like the attractive way, the Defence Educational Project is presented in their classes

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