During the two-day visit last week of the Italian Chief of Defence, General Claudio Graziano, Prime Minister Andrej Babis and Minister of Defence Klara Slechtova met with the General and the Czech Chief of General Staff, General Becvar, to discuss international co-operation.
The National Satellite Centre (SATCEN CR) will be officially opened on July 1st 2018 by the Czech Military Intelligence as a pledge to NATO to provide Imagery Intelligence (IMINT) for military and civilian use.
From now until 2020, the soldiers of the Strakonice air defence regiment which forms the core element of the Ground Air Defence Task Force will be attached to the NATO Response Force Multinational Brigade headed by the German 9th Armour Division.
A delegation from the Texas and Nebraska National Guard, led by their commanders, Major General John Nichols and Major General Daryl Bohac, paid a visit last week to the 15th Engineer Regiment based in Bechyne to discuss the training and activities programme which is part of a joint US/Czech cooperation venture.
Minister Slechtova confident of mission effectiveness and praises Czech soldiers’ accomplishments during her visit to Afghanistan
"The Soldiers and allies have convinced me of the immence importance of the Resolute Support Mission, and the Allied commanders also confirmed that the Czech units rank as one the most significant contributors to the mission", said Minister of Defence Karla Slechtova at the end of her visit.