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Picture to an article: NATO Centres of Excellence presented at NATO HQ

NATO Centres of Excellence presented at NATO HQ

15.07.2019
The NATO Centres of Excellence (COEs) are staging a presentation of their aims and tasks at NATO Headquarters in Brussels on 15-16 July 2019. Among the 25 NATO-accredited centres being presented is also the NATO Explosive Ordnance Disposal Centre of Excellence (NATO EOD COE...
Picture to an article: 72 cadets earn their Bachelor’s degree at Armed Forces Academy in Liptovský Mikuláš

72 cadets earn their Bachelor’s degree at Armed Forces Academy in Liptovský Mikuláš

12.07.2019
72 cadets have finished their Bachelor’s degree studies by attending the official graduation ceremony at the General M. R. Štefánik Armed Forces Academy in Liptovský Mikuláš today (12 July 2019). They all will continue their studies with the Master’s (postgraduate) degree p...
Picture to an article: Minister Gajdoš holds talks with Israeli Ambassador Z. A. Vapni

Minister Gajdoš holds talks with Israeli Ambassador Z. A. Vapni

11.07.2019
Today (11 July 2019), Defence Minister Peter Gajdoš welcomed the Israeli Ambassador to Slovakia, His Excellency Mr Zvi Aviner Vapni to the Ministry of Defence for bilateral talks, as his Diplomatic Service appointment in Slovakia draws to an end. At the farewell meeting, th...
Picture to an article: Airmen continue extinguishing forest fire in Low Tatras

Airmen continue extinguishing forest fire in Low Tatras

10.07.2019
Airmen of the Helicopter Wing Prešov are now into their third day of extinguishing a forest fire within the cadastral boundary of Bystrá, a village in the Low Tatra Mountains. Also today a SVK Air Force UH-60M Black Hawk helicopter, fitted with a Bumbi Bucket aerial firefig...
Picture to an article: Minister Gajdoš briefs President Čaputová on current MOD tasks

Minister Gajdoš briefs President Čaputová on current MOD tasks

09.07.2019
Today (9 July 2019) at Grasalkovich Palace, Minister of Defence Peter Gajdoš met with President and Commander-in-Chief of the Slovak Armed Forces Zuzana Čaputová for talks on the current tasks being taken on by the Ministry of Defence. On this occasion, they paid close atte...
Picture to an article: Armed Forces deploy Black Hawk helicopter to battle fire across difficult terrain

Armed Forces deploy Black Hawk helicopter to battle fire across difficult terrain

08.07.2019
Service personnel are once again assisting firefighting efforts. This time the fire is burning across difficult mountainous terrain within the cadastral municipality of Bystrá (below Mount Chopok, Low Tatras). After undertaking prescribed firefighting training, this is the ...
Picture to an article: Students of Children’s Comenius University learn more about challenging military jobs in Sereď

Students of Children’s Comenius University learn more about challenging military jobs in Sereď

08.07.2019
Active duty soldiers of the Engineer Battalion Sereď and 12th Mechanised Battalion Nitra have prepared a programme for students of Children’s Comenius University for the next two days. They have an opportunity to familiarise themselves with military equipment and capabiliti...
Picture to an article: Voluntary Military Training continues in Martin

Voluntary Military Training continues in Martin

02.07.2019
With an opening ceremony on Monday, 1 July 2019, the Voluntary Military Training (VMT) scheme has been underway at the Training and Mobilization Manning Base Martin. Of 122 applicants, 44 met the entry conditions and reported to the Base. The figures reflect the trend towar...
Picture to an article: Service personnel are gearing up for military parade in tribute of Slovak National Uprising heroes

Service personnel are gearing up for military parade in tribute of Slovak National Uprising heroes

02.07.2019
In preparation for the 75th anniversary of the Slovak National Uprising (SNP), these days members of the Slovak Armed Forces are gearing up for a military parade to be held on 29 August 2019 in Banská Bystrica. In this way, too, the Slovak military wants to remember the her...
Picture to an article: Minister Gajdoš holds talks with Chairman of the NATO Military Committee Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach

Minister Gajdoš holds talks with Chairman of the NATO Military Committee Air Chief Marshal Sir St...

02.07.2019
Slovak Defence Minister Peter Gajdoš held talks with Chairman of the NATO Military Committee Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach at MOD Main Building today (2 July 2019). Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach is visiting Slovakia to take part in the Military Leaders Conference....
Picture to an article: V4 EU Battlegroup to be on standby again from 1 July 2019

V4 EU Battlegroup to be on standby again from 1 July 2019

29.06.2019
The V4 EU Battlegroup will be on standby again from Monday, 1 July 2019. The Slovak Republic has made available 229 members of the SVK Armed Forces to cater for the needs of the V4 EU BG. Its standby period will last until 31 December 2019.   Defence Minister Peter Gajd...
Picture to an article: SVK Army corporal becomes winner of 14th Iron Man Competition

SVK Army corporal becomes winner of 14th Iron Man Competition

28.06.2019
Winner of the 14th Iron Man Competition, which was held at the Training Centre Lešť on 27 June 2019, is Corporal T. from the Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition, and Reconnaissance (ISTAR) Battalion Prešov, with members of the Police Corps of the Slovak Republic ...
Picture to an article: Minister Gajdoš confirms Slovakia’s readiness to fulfil its Allied commitments and continue contributing actively to NATO’s collective defence

Minister Gajdoš confirms Slovakia’s readiness to fulfil its Allied commitments and continue contr...

27.06.2019
Slovakia is ready to continue delivering on its obligations stemming from NATO membership not only by stepping up defence expenditure, but also by participating in international crisis management missions and operations. This announcement was made by Defence Minister Peter ...
Picture to an article:  NATO Defence Ministers discuss the potential and risks of new technologies

NATO Defence Ministers discuss the potential and risks of new technologies

26.06.2019
NATO Defence Ministers met in Brussels today (26 June 2019) for talks on current security challenges, with the development of new technologies, their use for joint defence purposes and the risk of their misuse topping the agenda.   Defence Minister Peter Gajdoš said: “T...
Picture to an article: 75th anniversary commemorations of Allied landings in Normandy

75th anniversary commemorations of Allied landings in Normandy

25.06.2019
Representing the SVK MOD at the 75th D-Day anniversary commemorations in the French coastal town of Arromanches was SVK Defence Attaché to France Col Peter Knánik. On this occasion, a Memorial Plaque dedicated to the Czechs and Slovaks who participated in Operation Overlord...
Picture to an article: Minister Gajdoš meets U.S. Ambassador A. Sterling

Minister Gajdoš meets U.S. Ambassador A. Sterling

24.06.2019
SVK Defence Minister Peter Gajdoš met U.S. Ambassador His Excellency Mr Adam H. Sterling for a farewell meeting at the MOD today (24 June 2019), since his Diplomatic Service appointment as U.S. Ambassador to the Slovak Republic nears its end. They together looked back on th...
Picture to an article: MOD announces that U.S. helicopters will overfly Slovakia

MOD announces that U.S. helicopters will overfly Slovakia

24.06.2019
The Ministry of Defence announces that U.S. AH-64D Apache helicopters will overfly the territory of Slovakia on their way from Romania to Germany on 24-26 June 2019. A total of 7 helicopters will transit Slovak airspace, with a stopover at Piešťany airport. The overflight w...
Picture to an article: Italian civilian airliner loses all communication over Slovakia, it is escorted to Ukrainian border by MiG-29 interceptors

Italian civilian airliner loses all communication over Slovakia, it is escorted to Ukrainian bord...

23.06.2019
As part of the North Atlantic Alliance’s NATINAMDS, two MiG-29 Quick Reaction Alert (QRA) interceptors were scrambled from Sliač Air Base this evening (23 June 2019) to establish contact with an Italian civilian airliner that had lost all communication. The incident led to ...
Picture to an article: Minister Gajdoš meets with winners of Students’ Defence Duels series at Lešť

Minister Gajdoš meets with winners of Students’ Defence Duels series at Lešť

22.06.2019
Today (22 June 2019), Defence Minister Peter Gajdoš met with the secondary school students undertaking a 48-hour military training, dubbed “CAMP 2019”, led by professional Army instructors at Slovakia’s unique Training Centre Lešť. This is meant to be a reward for 40 winner...
Picture to an article:  Successful debut course for Military Police Active Reserves

Successful debut course for Military Police Active Reserves

20.06.2019
The Training and Canine Branch, Military Police Department Vlkanová-Hronsek, organised a debut course for the Military Police Active Reserves in the second and third week of June 2019. The course was attended by 9 active reservists, of whom 4 were former military policemen,...
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