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28.7.2017 •On Saturday 22nd July, more than one thousand runners participated in the ARMYRUN extreme obstacle race at the Brezina Military Training Area, organised by the Extreme Sports Association and the Czech military as a fundraising event.


21.7.2017 •Ground based air defence units from ten NATO countries are currently taking part in exercises in various locations throughout the Czech Republic, Lithuania and Romania. The objective, to improve cooperation and interoperability in protecting airspace.


12.7.2017 •Personnel from the Caslav Tactical Air Force Base returned on Monday from a two-week Helicopter Tactical Instructor Course (HTIC) held in Arvidsjaur, Sweden. The aim of the course was to improve the tactical skills of pilots in air-to-air combat between aircraft and helicopters.

HTIC in Sweden

30.6.2017 •The honour guards of the Armed Forces of the Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Slovakia and The Guard of Honour of the President of the Slovak Republic demonstrated their skills and expertise to the public last week in Prague and Pilsen.

DrillFest 2017

23.6.2017 •On 19th June, members of the Central European Defence Cooperation (CEDC) arrived at Prague Castle, the seat of the Czech President, to discuss European border protection strategies. Minister of Defence Martin Stropnicky welcomed the Austrian Minister of Defence and Sports, Hans Peter Doskozil, as well as the representatives of the defence ministries of Croatia, Hungary, Slovakia and Slovenia.

CEDC at Prague Castle

21.6.2017 •In the afternoon of 18th June, Czech soldiers serving in the EU-Training Mission (EUTM) in Mali became involved in the fight against the terrorists who attacked the Campement Kangaba Hotel resort near Bamako on the same day.

Czech fighting in Mali

12.6.2017 •High-level EU representatives, numerous foreign and defence ministers, diplomats, representatives of the defence industry, think-tanks and academics from across Europe met on Friday, June 9th at Zofin Palace, Prague, to begin discussions on how to further strengthen the joint European defence and security policy and the EU-NATO strategic partnership.

Top European politicians discussed in Prague the strengthening of joint defence

9.6.2017 •A simulated explosion and subsequent fire of a vehicle transporting military material spectacularly kicked off the 'Barracks 2017' exercise at the Lipnik nad Becvou military training area.

Vehicle transporting military material takes fire. Fortunately for exercise

2.6.2017 •The one-day exercise ‘Water Crossing 2017’, held last week at Myslejovice water reservoir, was a demonstration of the skills of Czech military personnel in carrying out challenging tasks and negotiating obstacles in and around a river while operating their amphibious recovery and rescue vehicles.

Water obstacle course successfully completed

26.5.2017 •Every two years, the 21st Tactical Air Force Base at Caslav holds an Open Day to present the air and ground equipment of the Czech Armed Forces, and this year it opened its gates again to the public on 20th May. This traditional air show of dynamic and static displays continues to attract thousands of military and aviation enthusiasts.

Open Day in Caslav attracted thousands of military fans

12.5.2017 •Last week, the team from the 102nd Reconnaissance Battalion, based in Prostejov, returned home after taking part in the five-day prestigious 9th Annual Warrior Competition. The competition was held at the King Abdullah II Special Operations Training Centre in Amman, Jordan and came to an end on 4th May.

102nd Battalion gains a lot at international contest in Jordan

4.5.2017 •The Czech Minister of Defence, Martin Stropnicky, began his working visit to the United States on Tuesday 2nd May for bilateral talks with his American counterpart, James Mattis.

Minister Stropnicky visits Pentagon

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