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10.9.2012 •Ministers of Defence of the Czech Republic and the Slovak Republic, military and states' administration representatives, and guests, met on the Moldau River in Prague on 6 September 2012 to mark the 68th anniversary of the Slovak National Uprising and confirm exceptional relations of both countries.

A boat journey to remember the Slovak National Uprising

3.9.2012 •Almost a three-week long International Military Air Exercise "Ramstein Rover 2012" is focused on training of forward air controllers and tactical pilots in acomplishing their close air support missions in favour of ground forces.

Ramstein Rover 2012

27.8.2012 •By departure of the first part of the 2nd ACR Contingent to Lithuania, the Czech Republic goes on with participation in the NATO Air Policing mission in the Baltic States.

Air Policing

20.8.2012 •Commander of the 10th ACR Unit of the Provincial Reconstruction Team in Logar, ISAF, Colonel Josef Kopecky assumed an operational task from his predecessor Colonel Antonin Genser commanding the 9th ACR Unit PRT ISAF in Afghan Province of Logar on 14 August 2012.

Change of Command

13.8.2012 •The Day of Support Forces is held in and around a WW2 fortification system in the north-east part of the Czech Republic at the town of Kraliky on Saturday 18 August 2012.

CIHELNA 2012 - the Day of Support Forces

6.8.2012 •Within an exchange programme of the International Air Cadets Exchange Association (IACEA), almost thirty aviation students from eight countries visited military air base at Prague-Kbely this July.

Air cadets in Prague

30.7.2012 •The Czech government have decided that the Defence Ministry will go on in talks with Swedish party over prolongation of a lease agreement on SAAB 39 Gripen aircraft till this November.

Czechs would like to operate supersonic aircraft also after 2015

23.7.2012 •Ministry of Defence plans to buy approximately 10 thousand CZ 805 BREN attack rifles, 7 thousand CZ 75 PHANTOM pistols and 500 CZ SCORPION sub-machine guns during next several years.

Procurement of new small arms for the Czech military goes on

16.7.2012 •A hundred of 2nd Task Force soldiers, who returned from a six-month deployment in Afghan province of Nangarhar in June, gathered together with their family members at their home town Prostejov Community Centre to receive awards for excellent service, from highest representatives of the Ministry of Defence and the General Staff.

Special Forces back home

9.7.2012 •"OMID" and "HONEY BADGER", two search and patrol operations successfully carried out by soldiers of the 4th Czech OMLT unit in Wardak with their Afghan and American colleagues, took 22 days in total.

OMID and HONEY BADGER operations

2.7.2012 •On the occasion of the Czech Armed Forces Day ceremony held at the National Memorial in Prague-Vitkov on 29 June 2012, Minister of Defence Alexandr Vondra introduced new Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Czech Republic Lieutenant General Petr Pavel.

Change of command at the Armed Forces Day

25.6.2012 •Czech CASA C-295M with two crews from 24th Air Transportation Base at Prague-Kbely participated in the European Air Transport Training 2012 held in Spanish Zaragoza on 4th to 15th June 2012.

European Air Transport Training 2012 (EATT 2012)

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