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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)

18.6.2012 •In his last visit in Afghanistan in the post of Chief of the General Staff, General Picek appreciates performace of Czech soldiers in ISAF operation and wishes them safe return to their families and friends in the Czech Republic.

General Picek in Afghanistan

11.6.2012 •The Chief of the General Staff of Armed Forces of the Czech Republic General Vlastimil Picek invited Defence Attachés and Military and Air Attachés accredited to the Czech Republic to the Military Club in Prague on 8 June 2012 to say them goodbye before departure from his present post.

General Picek meets with Defence Attachés to say goodbye

4.6.2012 •Live combat fires of the 252nd Air Defence Missile Battalion starts at the Brezina ground of the Military Training Area at Hradiste after a long siren signal on one May day. Light tracked transporters are ready at their fire positions and the fire control oversees the scene from the tower.

No chance for targets to escape

28.5.2012 •The Chicago NATO Summit, held 20 and 21 May 2012, agreed the Czech project to create and lead the Multinational Aviation Training Centre for allied air forces within the Smart Defence initiative to share capabilities.

Concept of the Multinational Aviation Training Centre agreed

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