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Picture to an article: Ministry of Defence will recommend that Slovak Government buy 3D radars from Israel

Ministry of Defence will recommend that Slovak Government buy 3D radars from Israel

18.06.2019
The Ministry of Defence will recommend that the Slovak Government sign a Government-to-Government (G2G) agreement for procurement of 17 3D RL medium, short and very short range radar systems with the State of Israel. This proposal will now pass through inter-ministerial con...
Picture to an article: EU Defence Ministers meet in Luxembourg to review progress made in implementation of EU Global Strategy

EU Defence Ministers meet in Luxembourg to review progress made in implementation of EU Global St...

17.06.2019
EU Defence Ministers and Foreign Affairs Ministers met today (17 June 2019) in Luxembourg to discuss current security and defence challenges. During the joint session of the Foreign Affairs Council, they reviewed the progress made in the implementation of the EU Global Stra...
Picture to an article: Ministry of Defence lodges request with Office for Public Procurement to lead inquiry into international tender for 4x4 platforms

Ministry of Defence lodges request with Office for Public Procurement to lead inquiry into intern...

17.06.2019
In the interest of ensuring maximum transparency of the tender and dispelling any doubt about it, the Ministry of Defence has today (17 June 2019) lodged a request with the Office for Public Procurement to initiate an inquiry into the international tender – restricted proce...
Picture to an article: Artillerymen fire 20-gun salute as new President of Slovak Republic and Commander-in-Chief of Slovak Armed Forces is inaugurated

Artillerymen fire 20-gun salute as new President of Slovak Republic and Commander-in-Chief of Slo...

15.06.2019
Artillerymen from the Self-Propelled Artillery Battalion Michalovce fired a 20-gun salute from the Tyrš Embankment today (15 June 2019), as Ms Zuzana Čaputová was inaugurated the new President of the Slovak Republic and Commander-in-Chief of the Slovak Armed Forces.   A...
Picture to an article: Ministry of Defence refuses any attempts to undermine international tender for 4x4 platforms

Ministry of Defence refuses any attempts to undermine international tender for 4x4 platforms

14.06.2019
The Ministry of Defence refuses any attempts to undermine the international tender – restricted procedure for the procurement of 4x4 multirole tactical vehicles for the Slovak Armed Forces. The operational requirements have been defined by service personnel who themselves w...
Picture to an article: Ministry of Defence has not prevented U.S. helicopters from landing at Piešťany airport

Ministry of Defence has not prevented U.S. helicopters from landing at Piešťany airport

14.06.2019
The Ministry of Defence is strongly opposed to the false, highly publicised information claiming that its decision has prevented U.S. helicopters from landing in the territory of the Slovak Republic. According to valid legislation, the issuance of diplomatic clearances for ...
Picture to an article: P. Gajdoš: Deeds not words make heroes and this has been the case with the laureates of the Military Deed of the Year Awards

P. Gajdoš: Deeds not words make heroes and this has been the case with the laureates of the Milit...

13.06.2019
Winners of the 22nd Military Deed of the Year Awards were announced by the Ministry of Defence during a ceremony at the MOD today (13 June 2019), honouring exceptional deeds of the servicemen and women who saved life or helped other people in need. Also recognised were thos...
Picture to an article: Treaty on Open Skies – a pillar of stability and security in Europe

Treaty on Open Skies – a pillar of stability and security in Europe

11.06.2019
Based on the OSCE-related Open Skies Consultative Commission (OSCC) Decision on the Distribution of Active Quotas for Observation Flights of 17 October 2018 in Vienna, the Slovak Republic and the Republic of Poland conducted a joint observation flight over Ukraine according...
Picture to an article: P. Gajdoš: Slovak V4 Presidency has brought several successes in the field of security and defence

P. Gajdoš: Slovak V4 Presidency has brought several successes in the field of security and defence

10.06.2019
Over the past year the Slovak V4 Presidency has brought several successes in the field of security and defence, both at the level of regional and global cooperation. The V4 Defence Ministers agreed on this during their final meeting held under the aegis of the Slovak V4 Pre...
Picture to an article: OPCW inspectors are undergoing training at CBRN Defence Centre Zemianske Kostoľany

OPCW inspectors are undergoing training at CBRN Defence Centre Zemianske Kostoľany

07.06.2019
These days inspectors from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) are undergoing training at the CBRN Defence Training and Testing Centre Zemianske Kostoľany. On their historically first visit to Slovakia, they were visited by Director-General of th...
Picture to an article: British JCLC Course by BMATT culminates at Vihorlat

British JCLC Course by BMATT culminates at Vihorlat

06.06.2019
The 4-week Junior Commanders Leadership Course (JCLC), delivered by instructors of the British Military Advisory Training Team (BMATT) based at the Military Academy in Vyškov (Czech Republic), culminated on Kamenica nad Cirochou Training Area during the first week of July 2...
Picture to an article: Ministry of Defence announces international tender for 4x4 vehicles for armed forces

Ministry of Defence announces international tender for 4x4 vehicles for armed forces

05.06.2019
The Ministry of Defence has announced that an order for 4x4 multirole tactical vehicles for armed forces is now out to international tender, with restricted procedure as the selected method of public procurement. The MOD intends to purchase 424 vehicles worth a maximum of 3...
Picture to an article: CAPABLE LOGISTICIAN 2019

CAPABLE LOGISTICIAN 2019

04.06.2019
Exercise CAPABLE LOGISTICIAN 2019 (CL19), NATO’s largest international logistics exercise, began with an exercise opening ceremony on 3 June 2019 on Drawsko – Pomorskie Training Area, Poland. Taking part in the exercise are 3,421 troops from 31 NATO and Partner countries an...
Picture to an article: Members of SVK Armed Forces commemorate historical milestones in France

Members of SVK Armed Forces commemorate historical milestones in France

04.06.2019
Members of the SVK Armed Forces, joined by representatives of the SVK Government, attended a series of commemorative events in France, marking the 74th anniversary of the end of the Second World War and paying tribute to the memory of General Milan Rastislav Štefánik.   ...
Picture to an article: Slovak soldiers will practise live firing on international Exercise Tobruq Legacy 2019

Slovak soldiers will practise live firing on international Exercise Tobruq Legacy 2019

03.06.2019
Deploying on Exercise Tobruq Legacy 2019 to Poland, members of the SVK Armed Forces will practise live firing, using the 9K38 Igla Man-Portable Air Defence Systems (MANPADS). Alongside SVK air defenders, troops from 19 Allied countries will participate in what is NATO’s lar...
Picture to an article: Soldiers prepare a day full of experiences for children

Soldiers prepare a day full of experiences for children

01.06.2019
Service personnel prepared a day full of experiences for children from Spišská Nová Ves and its surroundings as part of the 22nd Children’s Day with SVK Armed Forces event today (1 June 2019), staging static and dynamic displays of military equipment. The programme kicked o...
Picture to an article: SVK defence products at IDET 2019 in Brno

SVK defence products at IDET 2019 in Brno

29.05.2019
SVK Minister of Defence Peter Gajdoš and State Secretary of the SVK Ministry of Defence Marián Saloň participated in the 15th International Defence and Security Technology Fair in Brno today (29 May 2019). On this occasion, they appreciated the state-of-the-art Slovak defen...
Picture to an article: Military Personnel Management Concept to improve conditions for performance of soldiers’ duties

Military Personnel Management Concept to improve conditions for performance of soldiers’ duties

29.05.2019
The Security Council and the Government gave a green light to the SVK Service Personnel Management Concept, which the SVK MOD had finalised to improve the Service conditions of active duty soldiers. With the changes in military education and welfare for service personnel, t...
Picture to an article: 13th salary saves MOD money

13th salary saves MOD money

29.05.2019
With disbursement of the 13th salary, the MOD will save 850,000 euros thanks to the exemption on income tax and medical insurance tax. As the summer holidays approach, about 20,000 military and civilian staff will receive the 13th salary in the amount of 50 per cent of Serv...
Picture to an article: MOD civilian and military staff commemorate International Day of UN Peacekeepers

MOD civilian and military staff commemorate International Day of UN Peacekeepers

29.05.2019
Today (29 May 2019), SVK MOD civilian and military staff commemorated the International Day of UN Peacekeepers. On this occasion, they paid respects to the memory of 6 SVK personnel who died in the line of duty as UN Blue Berets. Slovak service personnel have been part of U...
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