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Military technology will be moved through Slovakia

The movements will take place between February 7 and 12. Compiled by Spectator staff ,1. Feb 2017, at 23:36

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Slovakia will host more than 40 international trainings

Slovak soldiers will also attend about 40 exercises abroad in the first half of the year. Compiled by Spectator staff ,25. Jan 2017, at 14:14

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NATO opens its forces integration unit in Bratislava

A total of 41 soldiers will be assigned to the Slovak unit. Compiled by Spectator staff ,24. Jan 2017, at 22:37

NATO Force Integration Unit in Slovakia

Soldiers likely to leave for mission in Latvia

The government approves the deployment, but it still needs to be okayed by parliament. Compiled by Spectator staff ,11. Jan 2017, at 13:51

Delivery of first Spartan military aircraft delayed

The first of two Spartan C-27J military cargo aircraft bought by Slovakia will arrive as late as this year. Originally they should have been delivered by the end of 2016. Compiled by Spectator staff ,4. Jan 2017, at 22:20

C-27J Spartan aircraft

Slovakia to participate in NATO crisis management exercise in 2017

Slovakia is slated to increase not just its budget for the armed forces, but also its engagement and presence in the NATO. Compiled by Spectator staff ,1. Dec 2016, at 13:46

the Head of NATO Jens Stoltenberg

Missiles used by Islamists were to be disarmed in Nováky

Ammunition found in the Middle East was supposed to be destroyed by the Slovak state-run company. Compiled by Spectator staff ,29. Nov 2016, at 13:45

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US planes train in Slovakia

The exercise of CV-22 OSPREY planes will focus on brown out and shooting. Compiled by Spectator staff ,29. Nov 2016, at 13:21

An Osprey plane

Slovak company wins big order for repair of NATO helicopters

The tender of the NATO service agency for the repair of helicopters was won by the Slovak company Letecké opravovne Trenčín (LOTN). Compiled by Spectator staff ,3. Nov 2016, at 13:28

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Only 87 people want to participate in the active reserves

The list of applicants contains one woman. Compiled by Spectator staff ,18. Oct 2016, at 22:11

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Military equipment being transported across Slovakia

Until the end of this week (October 2), heavy military equipment, including foreign, will be redeployed across Slovak territory. Compiled by Spectator staff ,29. Sep 2016, at 13:37

Slovak Shield 2015 military exercise

Slovakia updates White Book on defence

The change in the global security environment has its implications, and one of them is a change in Slovakia’s defence concept. Compiled by Spectator staff ,28. Sep 2016, at 23:11

Defence Minister Peter Gajdoš after cabinet session September 28.

Slovakia to contribute to Libyan coast guard’s training

The September 27 meeting of EU defence ministers is important regarding the steps to be taken in defence cooperation. Compiled by Spectator staff ,28. Sep 2016, at 13:36

High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini and Slovak Defence Minister Peter Gajdoš

Slovakia to be represented at NATO’s military medicine centre

A total of 79 Slovak soldiers are now operating within NATO and EU structures. Compiled by Spectator staff ,8. Sep 2016, at 22:55

NATO, illustrative stock photo.

UN report shows big Slovak business with arms

Defence Ministry asked the Pentagon to block access to information about Black Hawk helicopter deal. Roman Cuprik ,31. Aug 2016, at 12:39

Air festival to display 85 aircraft

The biggest aviation event in Slovakia, SIAF, takes place this weekend. Compiled by Spectator staff ,25. Aug 2016, at 13:10

Frecce Tricolori at SIAF 2015

Slovak soldiers leave mission in Mali

Slovakia began participating in the mission following last year’s terrorist attacks in France. Compiled by Spectator staff ,24. Aug 2016, at 13:03

Slovakia will send more soldiers to Cyprus

Other countries are also sending more soldiers to the island. Compiled by Spectator staff ,17. Aug 2016, at 5:14

Dozens of trainee soldiers probably poisoned by food

As many as 87 trainee soldiers out of 195 engaged in basic training at the Training Battalion in Martin in Žilina Region were most likely poisoned by food or beverages. Compiled by Spectator staff ,9. Aug 2016, at 6:54

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.

Slovakia was a gun shop for terrorists, crooks

Out-dated legislation meant Slovak weapons ended in the hands of the Sicilian mafia and British gangsters. Roman Cuprik ,3. Aug 2016, at 12:56

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