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Picture to an article: Additional soldiers return home from Cyprus, Slovakia is now fully responsible for Sector 4

Additional soldiers return home from Cyprus, Slovakia is now fully responsible for Sector 4

21.09.2018
With the completion of their year-long deployment to UNFICYP, Slovak soldiers have returned home from Cyprus. They were welcomed by Minister of Defence Peter Gajdoš and Chief of Defence Lt Gen Daniel Zmeko during a homecoming ceremony at the Anti-Aircraft Missile Brigade in...
Picture to an article: MOD civilian employees and soldiers mark Slovak Armed Forces Day

MOD civilian employees and soldiers mark Slovak Armed Forces Day

21.09.2018
MOD civilian employees and soldiers gathered on Friday (21 September) at the MOD Club to mark Slovak Armed Forces Day a day ahead of the official celebrations on Saturday (22 September). Before the gathering, they attended an act of commeration at the MOD Appeasement Memori...
Picture to an article: SVK Armed Forces have three new brigadier generals

SVK Armed Forces have three new brigadier generals

20.09.2018
Based on a Cabinet-approved proposal, Slovak President Andrej Kiska today (20 September 2018) promoted GS Col Martin Michalko, GS ColJaroslav Polák and GS Col Peter Turskýto the most junior general officer rank of “Brigadier General”.   According to Slovak President and...
Picture to an article: Minister Gajdoš commemorates the 170th anniversary of the 1st Slovak National Council in Myjava

Minister Gajdoš commemorates the 170th anniversary of the 1st Slovak National Council in Myjava

19.09.2018
Minister of Defence Peter Gajdoš and General Secretary of the SVK MOD Service Office Ján Hoľko along with Parliamentary Chairman Andrej Danko, members of the Cabinet, and Members of Parliament today (19 September 2018) commemorated the 170th anniversary of the establishment...
Picture to an article: Defence Minister Peter Gajdoš opens 5th NATO EOD Demonstrations and Trials 2018

Defence Minister Peter Gajdoš opens 5th NATO EOD Demonstrations and Trials 2018

19.09.2018
New Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD)/Improvised Explosive Devices Disposal (IEDD) technologies and trends can be viewed today (19 September 2018) and tomorrow on Thursday by visitors to the 5th NATO EOD Demonstrations and Trials 2018 at Bratislavaʼs Incheba Expo Arena. The...
Picture to an article: MOD develops cooperation with secondary school in Bernolákovo, graduates will find employment with SVK Armed Forces

MOD develops cooperation with secondary school in Bernolákovo, graduates will find employment wit...

19.09.2018
Defence Minister Peter Gajdoš today (19 September 2018) attended an Open Door Day at J. A. Gagarin Agrotechnical Secondary School in Bernolákovo, which will open a new study programme – Personal and Property Protection – in the school term 2019/2020. Given the fact that the...
Picture to an article: US Army soldiers injured in an accident at Lešť during Ex Slovak Shield 2018

US Army soldiers injured in an accident at Lešť during Ex Slovak Shield 2018

19.09.2018
An accident involving a US Army Abrams tank occurred in the early morning hours of 19 September 2018 at the Lešť Training Centre during Ex Slovak Shield 2018. Three US Army soldiers, including one servicewoman, were injured in the accident. Two seriously injured soldiers ha...
Picture to an article: Ex CORONAT MASK 2018: SVK CBRN specialists test their capabilities

Ex CORONAT MASK 2018: SVK CBRN specialists test their capabilities

18.09.2018
These days members of the CBRN Battalion Rožňava are testing their capabilities on Tisá Training Area in the Czech Republic as part of Ex CORONAT MASK 2018. The Slovak portion of the exercise includes hands-on training at the CBRN Training and Testing Centre Zemianske Kosto...
Picture to an article: A US Army convoy will move across Slovakia for Exercise Brave Warrior

A US Army convoy will move across Slovakia for Exercise Brave Warrior

18.09.2018
A US Army convoy will move across southwestern Slovakia in the coming days. As part of the scheduled military movement from Germany, the US Army convoy consisting of 39 vehicles and 130 troops, split into two groups, will deploy to Hungary for Exercise Brave Warrior. O...
Picture to an article: Ex Slovak Shield 2018: This year’s largest military exercise in Slovakia is underway

Ex Slovak Shield 2018: This year’s largest military exercise in Slovakia is underway

17.09.2018
Ex Slovak Shield 2018, this year’s largest military exercise in Slovakia, is underway. With 1,500 Slovak personnel and 250 soldiers from the Visegrad Group (V4) Armed Forces, the Indiana National Guard (INNG) and the United States Army Europe (USAREUR) having deployed on th...
Picture to an article: P. Gajdoš: Black Hawks will soon be equipped with armament

P. Gajdoš: Black Hawks will soon be equipped with armament

16.09.2018
The SVK Air Force UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters will soon be equipped with armament in order to be capable of undertaking all types of missions. This announcement was made today (16 September) by Defence Minister Peter Gajdoš speaking In Politics, a political debate on the ...
Picture to an article: According to Prime Minister P. Pellegrini, the decisions on defence investments and modernization have so far been right

According to Prime Minister P. Pellegrini, the decisions on defence investments and modernization...

14.09.2018
The decisions on defence investments and modernization by the Security Council and the Cabinet, and hence by the Ministry of Defence itself, have so far been right. This announcement was made today (14 September) by Slovak Prime Minister Peter Pellegrini during his annual i...
Picture to an article: Airmen assist in a firefighting response to contain a forest fire near the village of Polomka

Airmen assist in a firefighting response to contain a forest fire near the village of Polomka

13.09.2018
Airmen from the Helicopter Wing Prešov have been involved in a firefighting response to contain a forest fire near the village of Polomka. A SVK Air Force Mil Mi-17, equipped with a Bambi Bucket, is being deployed at the request of the Firefighting and Rescue Corps. The SVK...
Picture to an article: Last farewell to the first Minister of Defence of the Slovak Republic Imrich Andrejčák

Last farewell to the first Minister of Defence of the Slovak Republic Imrich Andrejčák

13.09.2018
Members of the public today (13 September 2018) said their last farewell to the first Minister of Defence of the independent Slovak Republic Col Gen (Rtd) Imrich Andrejčák during a funeral ceremony at a cemetery in Trenčín. He passed away on 5 September at the age of 77. ...
Picture to an article: Defence Minister P. Gajdoš meets with VMT graduates, focus of the discussion is on their feedback and suggestions to improve the scheme

Defence Minister P. Gajdoš meets with VMT graduates, focus of the discussion is on their feedback...

13.09.2018
Defence Minister Peter Gajdoš today (13 September 2018) met with 79 graduates of Voluntary Military Training (VMT), who had successfully passed through basic military training. As part of his visit and informal discussion with the graduates, Head of the MOD was keen to lear...
Picture to an article: Slovakia will participate in a NATO Air Policing demonstration by NATO Air Forces

Slovakia will participate in a NATO Air Policing demonstration by NATO Air Forces

11.09.2018
An Airbus-321 airliner will conduct a flight over NATO Member States in Europe on Wednesday 12 September 2018 as part of a demonstration of NATO Air Policing. Slovakia will participate in the event with two MiG-29s, which will escort the Airbus-321, carrying 26 journalists ...
Picture to an article: Paying homage at the NATO Memorial in France’s Calais to all those who have sacrificed their lives under the NATO flag

Paying homage at the NATO Memorial in France’s Calais to all those who have sacrificed their live...

11.09.2018
Fréthun, a village perched on the outskirts of the French coastline town of Calais, has a memorial which is quite unique in Europe. The sunny second Saturday in September (8 September 2018) saw representatives of a number of countries coming together at the NATO Memorial to...
Picture to an article: NATO EOD Demonstrations and Trials 2018: New EOD/IEDD technologies to be introduced at Incheba EXPO in Bratislava

NATO EOD Demonstrations and Trials 2018: New EOD/IEDD technologies to be introduced at Incheba EX...

11.09.2018
Visitors to Bratislavaʼs Incheba EXPO Arena will have an opportunity to see new trends and technologies in the field of Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD)/Improvised Explosive Devices Disposal (IEDD), both on static display and as part of live demonstrations, next week on 19...
Picture to an article: Ex Toxic Valley 2018: CBRN troops from 12 countries will exercise in Slovakia

Ex Toxic Valley 2018: CBRN troops from 12 countries will exercise in Slovakia

10.09.2018
Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) troops will practise their procedures along with their allied teams for Sampling and Identification of Chemical Agents (SICA) at Ex Toxic Valley 2018 this year too. Traditionally, this exercise with CBRN capabilities wil...
Picture to an article: Ex River 2018: SVK and CZE Army engineers to test their capabilities in response to emergencies

Ex River 2018: SVK and CZE Army engineers to test their capabilities in response to emergencies

09.09.2018
Members of the Engineer Battalion Sereď and members of the Czech Armyʼs 15th Engineer Regiment Bechyňe will practise their basic capabilities in response to domestic crisis management situations, especially on occurrence of natural disasters. Ex River 2018 will run on 9-14 ...
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