Military news from Slovakia

UPDATED: 13. Mar 2019, at 10:45

The Defence Ministry ends talks on US investment in airports

This is due partly to the fear that foreign troops will be placed in Slovakia. The Foreign Affairs Ministry rejects such claims.Compiled by Spectator staff, 12. Mar 2019, at 21:42

The military airport in Kuchyňa, near Malacky

Danko rejects US money for Slovak army

Meanwhile, the Foreign Affairs Ministry has released a video, stressing that the US does not plan to place its soldiers in Slovakia.Compiled by Spectator staff, 11. Mar 2019, at 13:47

The airport in Sliač; illustrative stock photo

Defense cooperation: Stronger together

Any agreements will be truly bilateral in nature, and any facilities that receive upgrades will remain sovereign Slovak government property, the US ambassador writes.Adam Sterling10. Mar 2019, at 9:00

Sliač Airport hosts SIAF, the biggest annual air show in Slovakia.

Military radars: Slovakia to negotiate with three countries

13 countries submitted their government-to-government proposals.Compiled by Spectator staff, 5. Mar 2019, at 21:38

From whom will Slovakia purchase 3D radars?

10 countries have submitted their offers.Compiled by Spectator staff, 22. Jan 2019, at 21:45

L-R: Defence Minister Peter Gajdoš and Chief of Staff of Slovak Armed Forces Lieutnant-General Milan Maxim during an unplanned visit to the Training Battalion in Martin, August 8, 2016.

SNS orders new, allegedly unnecessary, howitzers

The Defence Ministry intends to pay €172 million for 25 new howitzers. Observers question the plan.Compiled by Spectator staff, 7. Jan 2019, at 13:11

Zuzana howitzer

Government has approved the purchase of F-16 jets

Fighter jets worth €1.6 billion are to be delivered by 2023.Compiled by Spectator staff, 12. Dec 2018, at 22:43

F-16 supersonic multirole fighter aircraft

The ministry reportedly signed a contract to purchase F16s but later corrected the statement

Whatever contract was signed, it can be shredded, PM Peter Pellegrini said.Compiled by Spectator staff, 3. Dec 2018, at 22:09

F-16 fighter jets

Slovak soldiers to take part in NATO’s largest military exercise

Some selected Slovak soldiers are set to participate in the exercise to take place by the turn of October in Scandinavia and Italy.Compiled by Spectator staff, 17. Oct 2018, at 13:20

International military exercise at the Slovak Lešť centre, September 2018.

US Congress approves grant of $50 million for Slovakia

The condition is, however, that Slovakia uses the resources to buy army equipment from the USA.Compiled by Spectator staff, 8. Oct 2018, at 14:12

Black Hawk helicopter

Russia complicates Slovak helicopter repair contract with Afghanistan

Criticism of the general repairs carried out by a Slovak company could be an attempt to sour the deal.Compiled by Spectator staff, 21. Sep 2018, at 6:24

One of the three Mi-17 helicopters arrived in Trenčín in November 2016.

American tank crashed in Lešť, three soldiers injured

Two of them taken to hospital by helicopter.Compiled by Spectator staff, 19. Sep 2018, at 13:53

American tanks Abrams

The biggest military exercise takes place in Lešť

Almost 1,500 Slovak soldiers and members of foreign Armed Forces are participating.Compiled by Spectator staff, 18. Sep 2018, at 13:57

Illustrative stock photo

The first Slovak F-16 will first remain in the US

The final agreement with Slovakia might be signed until the end of this year, head of Lockheed Marin said in an interview.Compiled by Spectator staff, 6. Sep 2018, at 14:04

F-16 fighter plane, Lockheed Martin

Slovakia widens competencies of Slovak soldiers in Bosnia and Herzegovina

The decision was adopted during the non-formal meeting of Defence Ministries.Compiled by Spectator staff, 31. Aug 2018, at 0:18

Illustrative Stock Photo

Cabinet approved purchase of 14 US F-16s

Opposition MPs suggest the fighter jets were not purchased in a transparent manner.Compiled by Spectator staff, 11. Jul 2018, at 22:40

US F-16 fighter plane, of which 14 will be bought by the Slovak government.

Team of US military experts to arrive in Slovakia

A small American team will come to Slovakia on July 1 and stay for 18 months to train and consult local armed forces.Compiled by Spectator staff, 19. Jun 2018, at 20:48

Illustrative stock photo

State will invest in new howitzers

The planned purchase worth €175 million is the first replacement of non-Soviet technology.Compiled by Spectator staff, 24. May 2018, at 12:37

Zuzana howitzer

General Macko: the Defence Minister has been tamed by the SNS

An air of frustration pervades the Slovak army says the prominent general who is leaving in protest.By Peter Kováč23. May 2018, at 19:01

Pavel Macko

SNS and Most-Híd clash over transporters

I thought the SNS would be more professional and fair at the Defence Ministry, said State Secretary Róbert Ondrejcsák.Michaela Terenzani, 16. May 2018, at 16:48

Róbert Ondrejcsák