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Picture to an article: Minister Gajdoš meets with Cypriot Ambassador Michalis Stavrinos

Minister Gajdoš meets with Cypriot Ambassador Michalis Stavrinos

15.03.2019
Minister of Defence Peter Gajdoš met with the Ambassador of the Republic of Cyprus to the Slovak Republic, His Excellency Mr Michalis Stavrinos, at MOD Main Building today (15 March 2019). They spoke about current issues and areas of cooperation on training and education an...
Picture to an article: V4 defence ministers meet in Prague to mark 20 years of the Czech Republicʼs entry into NATO

V4 defence ministers meet in Prague to mark 20 years of the Czech Republicʼs entry into NATO

12.03.2019
The V4 defence ministers met for an informal meeting in Prague today (12 March 2019), to discuss current issues and areas of NATO and EU cooperation. At the same time, they joined the V4 presidents for the 20th anniversary celebrations of the Czech Republicʼs entry into the...
Picture to an article: Ministry of Defence ends negotiations on U.S. funds, because their acceptance could threaten Slovakia's sovereignty

Ministry of Defence ends negotiations on U.S. funds, because their acceptance could threaten Slov...

11.03.2019
The SVK Ministry of Defence has ended all the negotiations on the "Defense Cooperation Agreement with the United States of America". Given the fact the U.S. offer has failed to reflect the operational requirements of the Slovak Armed Forces in any way whatsoever, the SVK MO...
Picture to an article: Delegation from Slovakia to Warsaw commemorates 20th anniversary of Poland’s entry into NATO

Delegation from Slovakia to Warsaw commemorates 20th anniversary of Poland’s entry into NATO

10.03.2019
Today (10 March 2019), a delegation from Slovakia visited Warsaw to commemorate the 20th anniversary of Polandʼs entry into NATO. In attendance at the official celebrations were the V4 prime ministers and defence ministers, as were NATO representatives. As part of his trip ...
Picture to an article: P. Gajdoš: Service pay will be increased by €300 on average this year

P. Gajdoš: Service pay will be increased by €300 on average this year

08.03.2019
Service pay for members of the SVK Armed Forces will be increased by €300 on average this year. This is one of the measures the MOD has taken to improve the Service conditions for active duty soldiers. The official documents to effect such change have already gone through p...
Picture to an article: CHOD Lt Gen Zmeko amidst SVK CSMs in Zvolen

CHOD Lt Gen Zmeko amidst SVK CSMs in Zvolen

06.03.2019
A Command Senior Enlisted Leader (CSEL) of the SVK Armed Forces Convention was held on the HQ AIRCOM Zvolen premises on 5-6 March 2019. According to CSEL Sgt Maj Vladimír Beluš, as well as evaluating the activities and structure of SVK Command Sergeant Majors (CSMs) and pre...
Picture to an article: MOD will enter into negotiations with France, Israel and USA on procurement of 3D radar systems

MOD will enter into negotiations with France, Israel and USA on procurement of 3D radar systems

05.03.2019
The SVK MOD has completed the evaluation phase of the submitted official proposals in response to the SVK radar systems replacement Request for Government Proposals (RGP). Under the modernization programme, the MOD seeks to procure a total of 17 3D RL radars – medium (6), s...
Picture to an article: MOD is strongly opposed to the statements of an opposition party, MOD never acts under coercion but rather acts on legislation

MOD is strongly opposed to the statements of an opposition party, MOD never acts under coercion b...

04.03.2019
The SVK MOD is strongly opposed to the statements of the OĽANO opposition party and its self-appointed shadow defence minister Jaroslav Naď. When it comes to aerial survey, the MOD has always acted on the guidance of the National Security Authority and the Office of Geodesy...
Picture to an article: Ministry of Defence remembers tragic explosion at Military Repair Company Nováky

Ministry of Defence remembers tragic explosion at Military Repair Company Nováky

01.03.2019
State Secretary of the SVK Ministry of Defence Róbert Ondrejcsák visited Nováky today (1 March 2019) to attend a ceremony in memory of 8 employees who perished in an explosion at Military Repair Company Nováky (VOP Nováky) 12 years ago.   In his speech, State Secretar...
Picture to an article: Martin-based soldiers negotiate challenges across Sučany Training Range

Martin-based soldiers negotiate challenges across Sučany Training Range

28.02.2019
In the last days of February, Martin Garrison’s Sučany Training Range hosted training for drivers of tracked infantry fighting vehicles (IFVs) from the Mechanised Battalion Martin.   On Theme 4: Driving of Vehicles under Harsh Terrain Conditions, Capt Peter Lukáč, the O...
Picture to an article: Aircraft Repair Company Trenčín will hand over another helicopter after general overhaul to Afghanistan

Aircraft Repair Company Trenčín will hand over another helicopter after general overhaul to Afgha...

22.02.2019
Aircraft Repair Company Trenčín (LOTN) is ready to hand over another overhauled Mi-17V5 helicopter to the Afghan Air Force (AAF). This is already the second helicopter the company has repaired under the Afghan Air Force Mi-17V-5 Helicopter Overhaul and Heavy Repair Contract...
Picture to an article: Minister Gajdoš meeting with Czech Ambassador Tomáš Tuhý

Minister Gajdoš meeting with Czech Ambassador Tomáš Tuhý

21.02.2019
Today (21 February 2019), Defence Minister Peter Gajdoš met with the Czech Ambassador to Slovakia, His Excellency Mr Tomáš Tuhý, at MOD Main Building for talks on Slovakia’s Defence engagement with the Czech Republic as well as on their potential cooperation in the field of...
Picture to an article: Minister Gajdoš meets with General Manager of NATO NSPA Peter Dohmen

Minister Gajdoš meets with General Manager of NATO NSPA Peter Dohmen

21.02.2019
Minister Gajdoš met with General Manager of the NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA) Peter Dohmen at MOD Main Building today (21 February 2019). On this occasion, Minister Gajdoš hailed the successful purchases of military materiel, munitions and equipment for the SVK...
Picture to an article: Ex Dynamic Front 2019: Artillerymen of Rožňava and Michalovce will participate in international exercise in Poland and Germany

Ex Dynamic Front 2019: Artillerymen of Rožňava and Michalovce will participate in international e...

21.02.2019
Artillerymen of the Michalovce-based Self-propelled Field Artillery (FA) Battalion and the Rožňava-based Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) Battalion will descend on Germany’s Grafenwoehr Training Area (GTA) and Poland’s Torun Artillery and Armaments Training Centre (AATC...
Picture to an article: Minister Gajdoš awards astronauts of ʻŠtefánikʼ Space Mission

Minister Gajdoš awards astronauts of ʻŠtefánikʼ Space Mission

20.02.2019
It was exactly 20 years ago (20 February 1999) that SVK Air Force pilot (then) Maj Ivan Bella boarded the Soyuz TM-29 spacecraft and took off into space, thus becoming Slovakiaʼs first and only astronaut to date. To commemorate the 20th anniversary of his space mission, Col...
Picture to an article: MOD will procure 4x4 vehicles via international tender, proposal for tender procedure has today received approval from Security Council and Cabinet

MOD will procure 4x4 vehicles via international tender, proposal for tender procedure has today r...

20.02.2019
The SVK MOD has set out to put the order for 4x4 combat armoured and multi-role tactical vehicles for the SVK Armed Forces to international tender. The proposal for this tender procedure was approved by the Security Council and the Cabinet today (20 February 2019).   Fo...
Picture to an article: Security Council and Cabinet take note of MODʼs proposal for securing SVK airspace until such time as F-16s have been delivered

Security Council and Cabinet take note of MODʼs proposal for securing SVK airspace until such tim...

20.02.2019
The Security Council and the Cabinet have today taken note of the MODʼs proposal for securing SVK airspace with the use and operation of the SVK Air Force’s MiG-29 fleet until such time as F-16s have been delivered. The Ministry of Defence will conclude an Additional A...
Picture to an article: P. Gajdoš: Agreement concerning Cooperation in the Military Field between SVK MOD and UAE MOD is a significant step in support of Slovak defence industry

P. Gajdoš: Agreement concerning Cooperation in the Military Field between SVK MOD and UAE MOD is ...

18.02.2019
The cooperation between the Slovak Republic and the United Arab Emirates on security, defence and armaments industry may grow from strength to strength also thanks to the new Agreement concerning Cooperation in the Military Field between the SVK MOD and the UAE MOD, signed ...
Picture to an article: Minister Gajdoš highlights the potential of SVK defence industry at IDEX 2019 in Abu Dhabi

Minister Gajdoš highlights the potential of SVK defence industry at IDEX 2019 in Abu Dhabi

17.02.2019
Defence Minister Gajdoš took part in the International Defence Exhibition & Conference (IDEX) 2019 in Abu Dhabi, where he highlighted the potential of the SVK defence industry today (17 February 2019). Through his presence at one of the largest events of its kind in the wor...
Picture to an article: Logisticians learn to protect convoys at TC Lešť

Logisticians learn to protect convoys at TC Lešť

16.02.2019
A three-week logistics convoy security course has been underway in February at the Training Centre Lešť, aimed at members of the Transport Company, Hlohovec-based Logistics Battalion, and components of the Trenčín-based Combat Service Support (CSS) Brigade, including Repair...
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