Poland is top supplier of military equipment to Ukraine
Only three countries have sent more military aid to Ukraine than Poland since the beginning of the Russian invasion
Poland aims to create largest land army in Europe: report
Poland is arming quickly and securing colossal amounts of weapons at a frantic pace
‘Polish army must be strong, so it does not have to be used in a war,’ says Polish PM
Polish PM Mateusz Morawiecki underlined the current objectives of the government regarding Poland’s security and some of the looming threats
Poles support larger army and more military spending, polling shows
The poll also shows that Poles consider the U.S. to be the main military ally of the country
Czechia sends dozens of tanks to Ukraine, including T-72s and BVP fighting vehicles
Czechia is one of the first countries to transport heavy weapons to Ukraine, and the first to transfer tanks
Czech army would only last weeks if attacked, seeks to accelerate weapons purchases: analyst
The Ministry of Defense has already received an additional 1 billion korunas (€40.9 million) for this year
Czech volunteer fighters photographed in Ukrainian city of Irpin, just outside Kyiv
The Czech government is allowing Czech volunteers to head to Ukraine to fight in the war
Czechia moves closer to sending 650 troops to Slovakia
Czechia’s defense minister is confident that the mandate will receive parliamentary approval shortly, urging lawmakers that there is no time to waste in light of Putin’s invasion of Ukraine
Czech troops deployed to Slovakia to establish refugee camps
Czechia also plans to join the advanced NATO presence in Slovakia
Czech Foreign Minister: I am hostile to romantic ideas of fighting for Ukraine
If someone is not a full-fledged soldier, it is more of a romantic idea than a real help for Ukraine, states Jan Lipavský
German army should be one of the most powerful in Europe, says German finance minister
Some German politicians also mull the reintroduction of compulsory military service
600 Czech troops on standby for rapid deployment at NATO’s request
Czechia is discussing with NATO allies the possibility of setting up new battle groups on NATO’s eastern wing, states Jakub Fajnor from the Ministry of Defence press department
Slovak government approves defense treaty with US, but critics slam agreement as threat to Slovakia’s sovereignty
This draft agreement is absolutely disadvantageous for Slovakia, says former Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico
US could give Slovakia $100 million to modernize army, but there’s a catch
The former Slovak prime minister warned that the agreement would allow the U.S. Army to use military facilities free of charge
Czechia to buy 52 French howitzer artillery pieces
The purchase would strengthen both the cooperation between the two countries and the European defense, says France’s Defense Minister
Slovak army’s low vaccination rate criticized by defense minister
Slovakia’s defense minister critiques his own army while pointing to the Czech army’s much higher vaccination rate
Czechia: Around 60,000 people attended NATO Days in Ostrava
The number of spectators was limited due to the coronavirus pandemic
Czechs divided over Afghanistan withdrawal
While 42 percent of Czechs consider the withdrawal to be the wrong step, 40 percent believe it was the right move
V4 to buy FX training ammunition in first joint purchase
The order consists of 300,000 FX system training cartridges
Czech elite soldiers to fight terrorists in West African Mali
The Sahel region is an incubator for international terrorism
Czech Senate supports ban on paramilitary organizations
The proposal aims to put more focus on military reserve
Greece goes on military spending spree as tensions with Turkey rise in the Mediterranean
Greece plans to spend €1.5 billion in the coming months
Czech army will purchase US-made tactical radio equipment
The purchase will cost about €2.7 million
PM Babiš: Despite the crisis, Czechia won’t cut defense budget
The Czech Republic is aiming to keep its promise made to NATO to give two percent of GDP to defense spending in 2024
Czech counter-terrorism mission in Africa to be extended to Niger
Czech special forces take on Islamic terrorists in Niger.
Czech Army temporarily withdraws from Iraq
It is not clear when will the soldiers return to Iraq.
Top general criticizes poor state of Czech Army
The Czech army has five priorities
Stronger together: V4 discusses joint purchase of military equipment
V4 is almost ready to make its first joint military purchase
Czech defense ministry approves the purchase of US helicopters
Czech army will get a major upgrade.
Poland is buying US rocket system
Poland’s government will purchase 20 HIMARS artillery rocket systems from the United States for USD 414 million this Wednesday. The systems have a range of 300 km.
Black Hawks for Polish special forces
The Polish Ministry of National Defense has signed a deal to build new Black Hawk helicopters. Minister Mariusz Błaszczak explained that this is the first step in modernizing the Polish Air Force.
“Lampart ’18” tested V4’s military cooperation
France wants European army because its own is weak, claims Polish General
France’s army is too weak, therefore they want to establish a European army. General Roman Polko explains Emmanuel Macron’s motivations behind creating a European army as a force against Russia, China and surprisingly, the USA.
Anakonda strikes again
The Polish armed forces hold their biggest annual exercises along with their allies. One of the exercises will be the freeing of a ferry from the hands of terrorists.
The army needs you!
The Polish army is having problems finding recruits. It needs to recruit tens of thousands of new soldiers in the coming years.
Gajdoš meets with Mattis in Prague
Peter Gajdoš the Slovak Minister of Defense held a meeting with James Mattis in Prague. The pledges made in relation to NATO and the modernization of the Slovak army were the main topics of discussion.
Another attack on Czech soldiers in Afghanistan
Five Czech soldiers had been injured and two civilians killed in an attack on October 17th. One of the Czech soldiers suffered serious injuries and had to be operated on.
Ample Strike will take place between September 3rd and 14th
Almost 1,200 soldiers from 19 countries will participate in one of the biggest military training exercises in the Czech Republic, which will include the US B-52 bomber, the Gripen, German tornadoes and the Eurofighter.