Czech soldiers are joining the NATO enhanced Forward Presence in Lithuania

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Czech soldiers joining NATO’s enhanced Forward Presence in Lithuania

23.7.2018

A ceremony on the 17th July in Rukla, Lithuania, to welcome and assign a Czech unit into the Germany-led Battlegroup based there was attended by troops from five nations and various guests.

Strakonice air defence troops take control of Doupov air space during missile launch practice

Strakonice air defence troops take control of Doupov air space during missile launch practice

27.6.2018

Soldiers from the 252nd battalion, 25th Air Defence Missile Regiment, based at Strakonice, this week completed their annual live-fire combat exercise at the Hradiste (Doupov) Military Training Area after firing off five dozen missiles.

EDA Helicopter Programme forges closer ties with HTP Ostrava

EDA Helicopter Programme forges closer ties with HTP Ostrava

20.6.2018

From the 6th to the 8th June, the Head of the Chief Instructor Team of the European Defence Agency (EDA) conducted a fact-finding mission to Helicopter Training Point (HTP) Ostrava in the Czech Republic, one of the training capacities of the Multinational Aviation Training Centre (MATC).

Minister Slechtova and General Opata bid farewell to soldiers deploying to Latvia

Minister Slechtova and General Opata bid farewell to soldiers deploying to Latvia

15.6.2018

A mortar platoon of 60 soldiers from the 71st Mechanised Battalion left their home base in Hranice for Latvia on 14th June to form the initial part of NATO’s enhanced forward presence (eFP) in the Baltic states.

Deployment of Czech soldiers on foreign missions approved by the House of Deputies

Deployment of Czech soldiers on foreign missions approved by the House of Deputies

4.6.2018

Deputies from the lower house of parliament have endorsed the mandate for Czech foreign missions for the second half of 2018, and for 2019 and 2020.