For the past two weeks a unit from the 25th Air Defence Missile Regiment has been preparing for the Tactical Evaluation certificate in order to be fully operational for deployment within the NATO Response Force and EU Battle Group.
The joint training exercise, Avenger CAS, of the Czech Air Force and American National Guard being held in the Czech Republic from 10th - 30th July greatly enhances the proficiency and coordination of forward air controllers, air crew and flight controllers, as well as increasing the efficiency of aerial refuelling during missions.
The Czech Republic will be chairing the National Reserve Forces Committee (NRFC) for the next two years. The ceremony marking the handover was held in Paris on 13 July 2016 with the participation of the representatives of the Armed Forces of NATO members and its partners.
Members of the Chamber of Deputies of the Czech Parliament have approved a resolution supporting Czech Armed Forces foreign deployments for 2017 and 2018, with the outlook up to 2019.
Three new defence laws came into effect on 1st July, 2016 which will increase the operational recruitment prospects of both career soldiers and members of the Active Reserve as well as improving interconnection between the two corps.