A squadron of pilots of the Thai Royal Air Force completed a five-day intensive training exercise last week using the advanced SAAB 39 Gripen flight simulator at the Tactical Simulation Centre of the LOM State Enterprise in Pardubice.
Air unit in Afghanistan renamed to follow in the tradition of 311th Czechoslovak Bomber Squadron RAF
The Czech officer, Major Radek M., assumed command of the 438th Air Expeditionary Advisory Squadron during a ceremony in Kabul last week. The squadron, which was renamed the 311th Air Expeditionary Advisory Squadron will continue in the tradition of the Czechoslovak 311th Bomber Squadron which courageously and successfully fought in the Royal Air Force during World War II.
As part of the BLED 2016 exercise being held in Slovenia, the third rotation of Czech military surgeons, medics and support personnel left the Military Medical Agency base at Hradec Kralove last week to join the Slovenian Armed Forces in order to help them deal with the migration flow.
Training scenario: A convoy of Czech and American soldiers based in Bagram (Afghanistan) sets out on a routine patrol. A bomb explodes under a vehicle. The convoy stops and the patrolmen ascertain the casualties and damage. They provide first aid, initiate evacuation procedures, and then carry on with their mission.
The recent changes in legislation and the increase in funding for the Czech Armed Forces will boost the recruitment of soldiers to around two thousand for this year. The changes will also set in motion the procurement process of replacing outmoded equipment with new, consequently creating a stronger and more capable Active Reserve force.