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The French VBCI wheeled IFV – a proven and solid armored vehicle with export difficulties

The French VBCI wheeled IFV – a proven and solid armored vehicle with export difficulties

What was to become the VBCI, the French wheeled infantry fighting vehicle, could have been a multinational project. At the end of April 1998, it was announced that the ARTEC…

16. 02. 2024
General Jiří Šedivý: What to expect in the coming months in Ukraine

General Jiří Šedivý: What to expect in the coming months in Ukraine

Former Chief of the General Staff of the Czech Armed Forces Jiří Šedivý provides a detailed analysis of the political-security environment that influences the shape…

15. 02. 2024
Is the Alliance deterrence strategy still credible?

Is the Alliance deterrence strategy still credible?

The deterioration of the global security situation and the increase in conflicts that affect global development may point to the fact that it is worthwhile for our adversaries…

14. 02. 2024
The end of an era: Davis-Monthan Air Force base retires A-10 Fleet

The end of an era: Davis-Monthan Air Force base retires A-10 Fleet

In a move that marks the end of an era for the venerable A-10 Warthog, the Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Arizona has begun the process of retiring its fleet. The initial phase…

13. 02. 2024
U.S. Patriot systems in the Slovak Defence Ministry's spotlight

U.S. Patriot systems in the Slovak Defence Ministry's spotlight

Slovakia has for long been dealing with a lack of air defence capabilities. After donating its only S-300 PMU system and parts of 2K12 KUB sets to the Ukraine, allies have stepped…

12. 02. 2024
The dual-edged sword: Starlink's role in the Ukraine conflict

The dual-edged sword: Starlink's role in the Ukraine conflict

In a twist of events that underscores the complexities of modern warfare, SpaceX's Starlink satellite devices, initially lauded for their crucial support to Ukraine, now seem…

11. 02. 2024
Czech Republic faces EU Investigation over controversial helicopter purchases

Czech Republic faces EU Investigation over controversial helicopter purchases

In a recent development that has drawn the attention of both national and international observers, the Czech Republic finds itself under scrutiny by the European Commission over its…

10. 02. 2024
American Rheinmetall Vehicles and GM Defense deliver prototypes for first phase of U.S. Army’s Common Tactical Truck program

American Rheinmetall Vehicles and GM Defense deliver prototypes for first phase of U.S. Army’s Common Tactical Truck program

American Rheinmetall Vehicles (Sterling Heights, MI) and GM Defense LLC (Washington, DC) have successfully delivered 3 prototype trucks for the first phase of the U.S. Army’s Common…

09. 02. 2024
Missile launchers: Weapons of considerable destructiveness that still have something to offer

Missile launchers: Weapons of considerable destructiveness that still have something to offer

Salvo rocket launchers still represent a significant destruction capability, and with the increasing demands for destructiveness, accuracy and speed of strike, these weapons will continue…

08. 02. 2024
Interview with Chief Sales Officer at Aero Vodochody Aerospace about possible use of L-39NG aircraft in Ukraine

Interview with Chief Sales Officer at Aero Vodochody Aerospace about possible use of L-39NG aircraft in Ukraine

The Czech company Aero Vodochody will start serial production of a new aircraft at the end of 2022 after 20 years. This is the L-39NG subsonic aircraft, which follows the…

07. 02. 2024
High tensions in high places in Kiev – Russia is enjoying the clash between Zelensky and Zaluzhnyi

High tensions in high places in Kiev – Russia is enjoying the clash between Zelensky and Zaluzhnyi

On 1st February there was a persistent rumour shared on social media that General Valerii Zaluzhnyi, Commander-in-Chief of the Ukrainian armed forces, might be dismissed…

06. 02. 2024
Presentation of Czechoslovak Group at SHOT Show 2024

Presentation of Czechoslovak Group at SHOT Show 2024

Guns, ammo, holsters, accessories and much more. From 23 to 26 January 2024, the annual show aptly named SHOT Show took place in Las Vegas, USA. The SHOT Show acronym here represents…

05. 02. 2024