Paratroopers of the Czech 43rd Airborne Battalion and the Polish 18th Airborne Battalion completed their ten-day joint Paratrooper Fire exercise during Operation Moonrider last week, where they destroyed ‘enemy’ airfield support facilities.
An increasing number of schools have been taking part in a project that enables their pupils to become more familiar with the Czech Armed Forces, its mission, methods, and conduct of citizens in the event of an emergency.
On Thursday, the Czech army began rotating its soldiers taking part in the European Union Training Mission in Mali, and Chief of General Staff General Petr Pavel flew with the new unit to Bamako to talk with the EUTM Commander, General Alfonso García-Vaquero Pradal, and also met with the soldiers who participated in the multi-national mission.
Representatives of the Defence Committees of the Czech Parliament and National Council of the Slovak Republic, who met at the 21st Tactical Air Force Base at Caslav last week, agreed that their mutual cooperation in air defence and joint training will continue.
During his three-day visit to India, Minister Martin Stropnicky, who officiated at the opening of the exhibition stand of Czech Aircraft Industries at the Air India Exhibition, met with the Defence Minister of India, Mr Manohar Parrikar, and also had talks with the representatives of Swedish and Indian aircraft companies.