The 31st Regiment of Radiological, Chemical and Biological Protection, based in Liberec, last week received a specially manufactured mobile laboratory with cutting edge technologies. The laboratory was funded by the United States Army Europe (USAREUR) and delivered by Brigadier General Dawne Deskins, its Deputy Commander, as part of a project to support the capabilities of foreign armed forces. The laboratory cost CZK 160 million.
The meeting of the Chiefs of General Staff of the Visegrad (V4) countries, Czechia, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia, primarily concentrated on the implementation of the NATO Warsaw Summit 2016 conclusions, particularly in relation to defence support in the Baltic regions from 2017 - 2021.
At the coordination exercise, Sky Soldier II, held from 26th–30th September at Ralsko-Hradcany area, Czech and American airborne troops carried out several air drops and, conducting “close air support”, “took back” the airfield, facilities and the adjacent area occupied by the “enemy”.
The meeting, held in the House of the Army in Prague on 22nd September, confirmed above-standard relations in defence attitudes between representatives of Czech Ministry of Defence and the U.S. Department of Defense.
The Polish Ambassador to the Czech Republic, Grazyna Bernatowicz, and the Polish Defence Attaché to the Czech Republic, Colonel Jacek Stec, presented awards to two Czech officers last week on behalf of the Polish President.