Ministry of Defence of the Slovak Republic


The Slovak Ministry of Defence (SVK MOD), based in Bratislava, is a central state administrative body of the Slovak Republic in the field of defence. The SVK MOD was established based on Act of the National Council of the Slovak Republic No. 347/1990 Coll. on organisation of ministries and other central state administrative bodies of the Slovak Republic and began its work on 1 January 1993.

The MOD guarantees
  • to deliver the defence of the Slovak Republic,
  • to build and exercise command and control over the Slovak Armed Forces,
  • to co-ordinate the activities of central state administrative bodies and institutions, aimed at preparing the defence of the Slovak Republic,
  • to ensure the inviolability of Slovak airspace,
  • to co-ordinate military and civil air traffic,
  • to run Military Intelligence,
  • to manage military facilities and military forests.

The MOD is committed to
  • co-ordinating preparation efforts to deliver the country's defences according to the Defence System Concept as set out by the National Defence Council,
  • using allocated finances in accordance with the intentions of the state budget,
  • implementing measures in preparation of Homeland Defence within the scope of its competence and deploying the Slovak Armed Forces whenever required.

On 1 January 2000, the Ministry of Defence and General Staff of the Slovak Armed Forces merged to form an integrated Ministry of Defence, based in Bratislava. The MOD represents the military-political component and the General Staff the military-expert component.


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