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Picture to an article: Defence Ministers Gajdoš and Metnar pay homage to heroes of Carpatho-Dukla Operation

Defence Ministers Gajdoš and Metnar pay homage to heroes of Carpatho-Dukla Operation

06.10.2019
SVK Defence Minister Peter Gajdoš along with CZE Defence Minister Lubomír Metnar paid homage to the heroes who died in one of the bloodiest operations of WW2 in Slovakia. Commemorative events marking the 75th anniversary of Carpatho-Dukla Operation were held at the Czechosl...
Picture to an article: Minister Gajdoš commemorates 75th anniversary of 1944 Partisan Parade in Detva

Minister Gajdoš commemorates 75th anniversary of 1944 Partisan Parade in Detva

05.10.2019
Today (5 October 2019), SVK Defence Minister Peter Gajdoš visited Detva to attend the celebrations of the 75th anniversary of the 1944 Partisan Parade, the only military parade to have been held in Slovakia’s insurgent territory during the Slovak National Uprising (SNP) in ...
Picture to an article: SVK and CZE engineers exercise along with M. R. Štefánik Armed Forces Academy cadets

SVK and CZE engineers exercise along with M. R. Štefánik Armed Forces Academy cadets

04.10.2019
Bringing together small engineer units of the SVK and CZE Armed Forces, Ex CETEX 2019was hosted across the training facilities of the Training Centre Lešť from 29 Sept to 4 Oct 2019. The exercise was also attended by fourth-year cadets, of the Armed Forces Academy Liptovský...
Picture to an article: Zuzana SpGHs fire at Lešť as part of preparation for NATO’s eFP in Latvia

Zuzana SpGHs fire at Lešť as part of preparation for NATO’s eFP in Latvia

04.10.2019
2nd Fire Battery gunners from the Self-propelled Artillery Battalion Michalovce conducted a tactical artillery live fire exercise with Zuzana II Model 2000 Self-propelled Gun Howitzers at the Training Centre Lešť during the first three days of October. According to Battalio...
Picture to an article: Minister Gajdoš awards the citizens who helped the pilot of the crashed MiG-29 fighter jet

Minister Gajdoš awards the citizens who helped the pilot of the crashed MiG-29 fighter jet

03.10.2019
During an awards ceremony at the Ministry of Defence today (3 October 2019), Defence Minister awarded Ľuboš Hano and Lukáš Lendel for giving first aid to the pilot of the MiG-29 fighter jet which crashed on Saturday 28 September 2019. On this occasion, he thanked them for k...
Picture to an article: Active duty soldiers are one step closer to higher Service pay

Active duty soldiers are one step closer to higher Service pay

03.10.2019
Today (3 October 2019), members of the Parliamentary Committee on Security and Defence adopted an approving stand on the Active Duty Soldiers State Service (Amendment) Bill 2019, which aims to make the Service conditions in the Armed Forces more attractive. Also thanks to t...
Picture to an article: State Secretary Róbert Ondrejcsák meets with Deputy Minister - Under-Secretary of State Paweł Woźny of Polish MOD

State Secretary Róbert Ondrejcsák meets with Deputy Minister - Under-Secretary of State Paweł Woź...

02.10.2019
A bilateral meeting between State Secretary of the Slovak Ministry of Defence Róbert Ondrejcsák and his Polish counterpart, Deputy Minister - Under-Secretary of State in the Ministry of National Defence of the Polish Republic Paweł Woźny was held in Warsaw today (2 October ...
Picture to an article: MOD plans to undertake complex reconstruction and upgrade works to Sliač Air Base

MOD plans to undertake complex reconstruction and upgrade works to Sliač Air Base

02.10.2019
The SVK MOD is planning to undertake complex reconstruction and upgrade works to Sliač Air Base in order to meet all the criteria for delivering the defence of the Slovak Republic, while enabling the Slovak Air Force to operate the new F-16s out of the base, once the fighte...
Picture to an article: MOD will redesign Nová Polianka as climatic spa to be opened as early as next year

MOD will redesign Nová Polianka as climatic spa to be opened as early as next year

01.10.2019
HOREZZA, an MOD-owned joint stock company, will reopen its Nová Polianka facility. Its reconstruction and redesign as a climatic spa will start already this year. The facility is expected to reopen in 2020 and will cater for the needs of the Armed Forces and the public.  ...
Picture to an article: Iraqi War College representatives visit Slovakia

Iraqi War College representatives visit Slovakia

01.10.2019
Four Iraqi generals from the War College of the Defence University for Military Studies in Baghdad arrived in Slovakia for an official visit to the Armed Forces Academy (AOS) Liptovský Mikuláš on 26-27 September 2019. The Iraqi delegation was led by the Dean of the War Coll...
Picture to an article: MOD launches 15th Literary Competition with “The inspirational General Štefánik” as main theme

MOD launches 15th Literary Competition with “The inspirational General Štefánik” as main theme

01.10.2019
The Ministry of Defence has launched the 15th Literary Competition open to secondary school, college and university students. This year’s main theme is: “The Inspirational General Štefánik”. In this way, the MOD would like to encourage youth to find keen interest in the lif...
Picture to an article: First Slovak officer to lead NATO Counter Intelligence Centre of Excellence

First Slovak officer to lead NATO Counter Intelligence Centre of Excellence

30.09.2019
The NATO Counter Intelligence Centre of Excellence (NATO CI COE) hosted a ceremony of very special significance to Slovakia today (30 September 2019). On his appointment as the first SVK Director of the NATO Counter Intelligence Centre of Excellence, Colonel Martin Achimovi...
Picture to an article: 6th Captain Edmund Makovník Memorial Competition

6th Captain Edmund Makovník Memorial Competition

30.09.2019
The Command, Control and Surveillance (C2S) Wing Zvolen organised the 6th Cpt Edmund Makovník Memorial Competition, a 24-hour basic combat skills competition, in Zvolen on 26-27 September 2019. It takes its name after a long-time member of C2S Wing Zvolen, Cpt Edmund Makovn...
Picture to an article:  Pilot of the crashed MiG-29 fighter jet is out of life-threatening danger, all training flights are suspended, NATINAMDS is fully operational

Pilot of the crashed MiG-29 fighter jet is out of life-threatening danger, all training flights ...

29.09.2019
The pilot who ejected from the SVK Air Force MiG-29 aircraft that crashed at approx. 21:30hrs on Saturday 28 September 2019 is, for now, out of life-threatening danger. He has been hospitalised and his health condition is stable. This experienced 1st class pilot has complet...
Picture to an article: MiG-29 crashes at the village of Nové Sady in the neighbourhood called Ceroviny

MiG-29 crashes at the village of Nové Sady in the neighbourhood called Ceroviny

28.09.2019
A Slovak Air Force MiG-29 fighter jet crashed at the village of Nové Sady in the neighbourhood called Ceroviny, Nitra region, this evening (28 September 2019). The pilot managed to eject and survived the incident. This was a training flight involving two MiG-29s. The other ...
Picture to an article: P. Gajdoš: Memorial Plaque in the municipality of Trnovec nad Váhom will serve as a dignified reminder of General Golian and his service

P. Gajdoš: Memorial Plaque in the municipality of Trnovec nad Váhom will serve as a dignified rem...

27.09.2019
Defence Minister Peter Gajdoš took part in a ceremony to unveil the Memorial Plaque dedicated to General Ján Golian, the first commander of the Slovak National Uprising (SNP), in the municipality of Trnovec nad Váhom today (27 September 2019). As well serving as a dignified...
Picture to an article: Slovak National Museum hosts Battles of Slovakia in 1919 and French Military Mission Exhibition

Slovak National Museum hosts Battles of Slovakia in 1919 and French Military Mission Exhibition

27.09.2019
The Slovak National Museum, working in cooperation with the East Slovak Museum in Košice, Ministry of Interior – State Archives in Košice, Department of History at Pavol Jozef Šafárik University of Košice, Institute of Military History Bratislava and State Scientific Librar...
Picture to an article: SVK Cabinet agrees to Slovak Armed Forces (Amendment) Bill 2019

SVK Cabinet agrees to Slovak Armed Forces (Amendment) Bill 2019

27.09.2019
Members of the SVK Cabinet agreed to the Slovak Armed Forces (Amendment) Bill 2019, produced and presented by the Ministry of Defence, with the aim of extending the purposes for which SVK service personnel may be deployed, as Slovakia follows through on its commitments deri...
Picture to an article: Minister Gajdoš meets Commander Allied JFC Brunssum General Erhard Bühler

Minister Gajdoš meets Commander Allied JFC Brunssum General Erhard Bühler

23.09.2019
Defence Minister Peter Gajdoš met Commander Allied Joint Force Command Brunssum (JFCBS) General Erhard Bühler for talks at the SVK Ministry of Defence today (23 September 2019). Their meeting was dominated by topics such as NATO’s multilateral collaborative activities and S...
Picture to an article: P. Gajdoš: We give our Service personnel the thank you they deserve, we continue to improve their Service conditions

P. Gajdoš: We give our Service personnel the thank you they deserve, we continue to improve their...

22.09.2019
Defence Minister Peter Gajdoš and Chief of Defence Gen Daniel Zmeko participated in the celebrations of Slovak Armed Forces Day today (22 September 2019). Head of the MOD thanked all Service personnel for their work in delivering the security and defence of the Slovak Repub...
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