Minister of Defence Karla Slechtova welcomed the Minister of Defence of Iraq, Mr. Erfan Mahmood Abdalgafour Al-Heiali, for talks during his three-day visit to the Czech Republic, which also included visits to an air base and several Czech defence industry companies.
Over 100 soldiers from the 151st Engineer Battalion and the 4th Rapid Deployment Brigade have concluded a ten-day training exercise in the handling, laying and demining of anti-tank mines. The exercise took place at the Boletice Military Training Area.
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.
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.
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.