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Picture to an article: Minister of Defence Peter Gajdoš meets Commander of the NATO Multinational Corps North-East Lt Gen Manfred Hofmann

Minister of Defence Peter Gajdoš meets Commander of the NATO Multinational Corps North-East Lt Ge...

18.07.2018
Minister of Defence Peter Gajdoš today (18 July 2018) received Lt Gen Manfred Hofmann, Commander of the NATO Multinational Corps North-East (MNC NE) Szczecin, as Lt Gen Hofmannʼs tenure as COM MNC NE is coming to an end. During their meeting, they underscored the importance...
Picture to an article: Students of Childrenʼs Comenius University spend a day with soldiers in Levice

Students of Childrenʼs Comenius University spend a day with soldiers in Levice

16.07.2018
This year, too, service personnel prepared a rich programme for students of Childrenʼs Comenius University. This is the 8th time that soldiers have demonstrated their day-to-day work and equipment to the summer students and involved them in training activities. Today partic...
Picture to an article:  Minister Gajdoš meets with Swedish Ambassador Eduards

Minister Gajdoš meets with Swedish Ambassador Eduards

16.07.2018
Slovak Minister of Defence Peter Gajdoš today (16 July) received the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Sweden to Slovakia, Her Excellency Ms Helen Eduards, at MOD Main Building. On this occasion, Minister Gajdoš thanked the Swedish Government for the fair and solid bid of the JA...
Picture to an article: Minister Gajdoš meets with US Ambassador Sterling

Minister Gajdoš meets with US Ambassador Sterling

13.07.2018
SVK Minister of Defence Peter Gajdoš today (13 July) met with the US Ambassador to Slovakia, His Excellency Mr Adam H. Sterling, at MOD Main Building. The Minister thanked the US Congress for approving the Letter of Offer and Acceptance (LOA) regarding the purchase of the n...
Picture to an article: Another 2 UH-60M Black Hawks come into service with the SVK Armed Forces

Another 2 UH-60M Black Hawks come into service with the SVK Armed Forces

12.07.2018
A short while ago another two UH-60M Black Hawk military utility helicopters touched down at the Helicopter Wing Prešov. This brings to the total number of the helicopters in service with the Slovak Air Force to 4. The additional 5 UH-60M Black Hawks will be delivered in li...
Picture to an article: V4 Ministers of Defence adopt the Joint Statement on the Brussels NATO Summit

V4 Ministers of Defence adopt the Joint Statement on the Brussels NATO Summit

12.07.2018
V4 Ministers of Defence have adopted the Joint Statement of the Visegrad Group Ministers of Defence on the Brussels NATO Summit, in which they recognize that close regional cooperation in the field of defence has important added value in defining and implementing effective ...
Picture to an article: Slovakia to join the NATO project on joint procurement and storage of Land Battle Decisive Munitions

Slovakia to join the NATO project on joint procurement and storage of Land Battle Decisive Munitions

12.07.2018
At the NATO Summit in Brussels on 12 July 2018, SVK Minister of Defence Peter Gajdoš along with Defence Ministers of 15 NATO Allies and Partners (Austria, Finland and Republic of Northern Macedonia) signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Multinational Cooperation f...
Picture to an article: SVK delegation to the NATO Summit in Brussels reaffirms Slovakia’s commitments and support to NATO’s open door policy and closer NATO-EU cooperation

SVK delegation to the NATO Summit in Brussels reaffirms Slovakia’s commitments and support to NAT...

11.07.2018
At the July 2018 NATO Summit in Brussels, the Slovak delegation, led by President and Commander-in-Chief of the SVK Armed Forces Andrej Kiska, today reaffirmed Slovakia’s commitments to increased defence spending and participation in operations and missions abroad. The dele...
Picture to an article: Cabinet adopts a historic decision, Slovak skies will be protected by US F-16 fighter jets

Cabinet adopts a historic decision, Slovak skies will be protected by US F-16 fighter jets

11.07.2018
Protection and sovereignty of Slovak airspace and close air support to land forces will be delivered by US F-16 Block 70/72 fighter jets. This follows from todayʼs decision by the Slovak Security Council and the Cabinet. From a modernization perspective, this is the most ex...
Picture to an article: SVK MOD to procure 3D radars through G2G sales

SVK MOD to procure 3D radars through G2G sales

11.07.2018
The new 3D medium-, short- and very short-range radars will be procured by the SVK MOD through Government-to-Government (G2G) sales. This proposed solution has today been approved by the Slovak Security Council and the Cabinet. G2G sales is the most transparent procurement ...
Picture to an article: Exercise Mace XIX: 19 countries are participating in this yearʼs largest air exercise in Slovakia

Exercise Mace XIX: 19 countries are participating in this yearʼs largest air exercise in Slovakia

10.07.2018
Members of the SVK Air Force along with 19 NATO and Partner Air Forces are participating in Exercise Mace XIX. This 19th edition of the largest air exercise in Slovakia will test the capabilities of almost 300 Slovak airmen and air defenders and the same number of Allied an...
Picture to an article: VMT soldiers transition into their first days of military training

VMT soldiers transition into their first days of military training

06.07.2018
Voluntary Military Training (VMT) soldiers have transitioned into their first days of military training. 87 civilian volunteers, of whom are 23 women, have been undertaking military training since Monday (2 July) at the Training and Mobilisation Replenishment Base Martin. O...
Picture to an article: Minister Gajdoš pays homage to the legacy of missionaries St Cyril and St Methodius

Minister Gajdoš pays homage to the legacy of missionaries St Cyril and St Methodius

05.07.2018
SVK Minister of Defence Peter Gajdoš along with Parliamentary Chairman Andrej Danko and Prime Minister Peter Pellegrini today took part in the nation-wide commemorations of St Cyril and St Methodius in Nitra. During the Holy Mass, members of the public paid homage to St Cyr...
Picture to an article: SVK delegation to France remembers the centenary of the 21st Czechoslovak Rifle Regiment Battle Flag Handover and Czechoslovak legionaries swearing the Oath of Allegiance

SVK delegation to France remembers the centenary of the 21st Czechoslovak Rifle Regiment Battle F...

02.07.2018
A commemoration to mark the 100th anniversary of the handover of the 21st Czechoslovak Rifle Regiment Battle Flag and Czechoslovak legionaries swearing the Oath of Allegiance took place at 14:00 on 30 June 2018 in the grounds of the Czechoslovak Legion Memorial, located at ...
Picture to an article: SVK V4 Presidency Priorities: EU V4 Battle Group, Joint Airspace Protection, PESCO

SVK V4 Presidency Priorities: EU V4 Battle Group, Joint Airspace Protection, PESCO

01.07.2018
The Slovak Republic today officially took over the Presidency of the Visegrad Group (SK PRES V4). During its year-long presidency, the main focus of the MOD in the field of defence and security will be on preparations for the stand-up of the European Union V4 Battle Group (...
Picture to an article: Minister P. Gajdoš meets with French Ambassador Ch. Léonzi

Minister P. Gajdoš meets with French Ambassador Ch. Léonzi

28.06.2018
SVK Minister of Defence today met with the Ambassador of the French Republic to Slovakia, His Excellency Mr Christophe Léonzi, at MOD Main Building, to discuss the main topics of interest and take bilateral cooperation forward, especially on Permanent Structure Cooperation ...
Picture to an article: Official statement of the SVK MOD on the false information in the commentary by Dag Daniš

Official statement of the SVK MOD on the false information in the commentary by Dag Daniš

28.06.2018
The SVK Ministry of Defence raises objections to the false and misleading information published in todayʼs commentary by Dag Daniš: On supersonics Danko comes up against the Smer party’s resistance. In the commentary, the author works with his own assumptions and false info...
Picture to an article: P. Gajdoš: Slovakia will reaffirm its increased defence spending and international crisis management commitments at the upcoming NATO Summit in Brussels

P. Gajdoš: Slovakia will reaffirm its increased defence spending and international crisis managem...

27.06.2018
At the upcoming NATO Summit in Brussels, the Slovak Republic will reaffirm its commitment to increased defence spending; express its support to NATOʼs open door policy; acknowledge its international crisis management commitments; and announce an increase in its force contri...
Picture to an article: Trials of 4x4 vehicles continue at VTSÚ Záhorie

Trials of 4x4 vehicles continue at VTSÚ Záhorie

27.06.2018
Tests and verification trials of 4x4 combat armoured vehicles/multipurpose tactical vehicles have continued at the Military Technical and Testing Institute (VTSÚ) Záhorie this week, to verify the technical specifications of all 4x4 platforms on trial. The results of the tes...
Picture to an article: SVK Armed Forces want to train over 300 active reservists next year

SVK Armed Forces want to train over 300 active reservists next year

26.06.2018
Slovakiaʼs Armed Forces want to train over 300 Active Reserves soldiers next year. Between 26 June and 31 August 2018, reservists who meet the requirements are invited to apply for transfer to the Active Reserves via the Army Recruitment Teams, located in the regional capit...
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