Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Czech Armed Forces

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Czech Armed Forces

    MOD web: http://www.army.cz/en/
    MOD flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/czecharmy/collections/
    MOD youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/tvarmycz/videos

  • #2
    Military seeks 40 percent increase in numbers

    http://www.praguepost.com/czech-news...ase-in-numbers

    Comment


    • #3
      Regarding Czech and Polish paratroopers demonstrate their skills during Paratrooper Fire ...
      ... how often do Czech and Polish forces train together? And I'm not just wondering about paratroopers (I read they did so last year), but in general.

      Comment


      • #4
        Hmm, I have no idea, sorry. I'm not sure if you mean excercises just between these two countries, but theres a lot of multinational ones where both Poland and Czechs participate, among others. Considering the recent situation in Europe, I guess this is gonna be more common in the following years.

        Comment


        • #5
          Originally posted by adamicz View Post
          Military seeks 40 percent increase in numbers

          http://www.praguepost.com/czech-news...ase-in-numbers
          Is it a realistic goal?

          And you guys have an air assault battalion right?

          Comment


          • #6
            Originally posted by QuaPatetOrbis View Post
            Is it a realistic goal?
            With bigger defense budget for the next years, as is planned, I think its pretty close to the realistic goal Also the new Chief of the General Staff of the Army stated that increasing number of personnel is one of the main goals for him.

            Originally posted by QuaPatetOrbis View Post
            And you guys have an air assault battalion right?
            43rd Airborne Battalion does air assault operations, yes.

            Comment


            • #7
              Originally posted by adamicz View Post

              With bigger defense budget for the next years, as is planned, I think its pretty close to the realistic goal Also the new Chief of the General Staff of the Army stated that increasing number of personnel is one of the main goals for him.



              43rd Airborne Battalion does air assault operations, yes.
              Ah thanks. Do they train mostly on company or battalion level?

              And did they ever deploy to Afghanistan?

              Comment


              • #8
                Originally posted by QuaPatetOrbis View Post
                Ah thanks. Do they train mostly on company or battalion level?

                And did they ever deploy to Afghanistan?
                From my experience, I'd say it's more company level training and some battalion level. The main reason is that you need more equipment (read planes/helicopters) that are not as often available due to the fact that we don't have so many and they're often used elsewhere. This is the same for the rest of the army as well.

                Regarding deployment, basically every combat battalion (and a lot of others) has been deployed to Afghanistan (43rd bat. including) by now.

                Comment


                • #9
                  Originally posted by TheSun View Post

                  From my experience, I'd say it's more company level training and some battalion level. The main reason is that you need more equipment (read planes/helicopters) that are not as often available due to the fact that we don't have so many and they're often used elsewhere. This is the same for the rest of the army as well.

                  Regarding deployment, basically every combat battalion (and a lot of others) has been deployed to Afghanistan (43rd bat. including) by now.
                  Ah I see. is there implementation to correct that? Perhaps borrowing more from the AF or creating a very separate command for the battalion and their helicopters/planes?

                  I figure they have probably been deployed more than perhaps the rest of the battalions, right? Were they mainly in the PRT or elsewhere in the country?

                  Also from what you said further up, it's pleasing to see at least one army that's being grown in Europe and not cut. Congrats to that. Currently what's the maximum forces you can send abroad for a mission like KFOR or ISAF?

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Well, only the AF has helicopters and planes. There were some talks about getting new helicopters so there might be a chance to get some more but i guess it's down to available finaces. A SOF command was established recently with some sort of heli unit under it's command.

                    I'd say the deployment rate is equal to most of our combat units. The army tries to rotate the units, usually each contingent being from different brigade than the previous one. (which is basically just two combat brigades each with 4 bats)

                    So far, the highest number of deployed soldiers was in Afghanistan, AFAIK. The numbers varied but it could have been something like 500 at a time. It's a small number but taking into consideration the size of our army, it's quite substantial.

                    EDIT:
                    Here is some information about upgrades for our sof heli unit
                    https://medium.com/war-is-boring/cze...s-2688e325e3a7

                    Another pic in here (text in czech)
                    http://www.ceskenoviny.cz/zpravy/ind....php?id=312893
                    http://www.armadninoviny.cz/ceska-ar...y-mi-171s.html
                    Last edited by TheSun; 21-05-2015, 12:01 PM.

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      Appreciate the links. One more question though, was the air mobile battatlion rotated as part of your PRT or did they serve the OMLT role?

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        I'd say both but i do not know for sure.

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          Prototype of active ballistic protection system KOSA on Pandur IICZ during test
                          http://s27.postimg.org/5uv3ec3lv/Obr_2_SMI.jpg
                          Last edited by TheKiwi; 25-05-2015, 02:15 PM.

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            Already ten years...
                            http://s17.postimg.org/gpoj3lzu7/Fir...galerie_Na.jpg
                             
                            Last edited by TheKiwi; 25-05-2015, 02:16 PM.

                            Comment


                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Rumcajs View Post
                              Prototype of active ballistic protection system KOSA on Pandur IICZ during test
                              Interesting, any info on how is it supposed to work?

                              Comment

                              Working...
                              X