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Changed testimony in Pandur case claims Fico’s friend asked for money

The defence lawyers wanted to use the change to repeat the whole hearing concerning the purchase of army vehicles, but did not succeed. Compiled by Spectator staff ,25. Jul 2017, at 22:44

Miroslav Výboh

Slovak Air Force gets a new commander

Such replacements are not uncommon, chief of the General Staff of the Slovak Army Milan Maxim explained. Compiled by Spectator staff ,17. Jul 2017, at 13:33

L-R: New Slovak Air Force commander, Ľubomír Svoboda, takes over from his predecessor, Miroslav Korba.

US Ambassador awards a special tasks regiment soldier

A member of the 5th Special Operations Regiment directly contributed to preserving the security and safety of hundreds of soldiers from a number of countries stationed at Camp Integrity in Afghanistan. Compiled by Spectator staff ,8. Jul 2017, at 9:30

Ambassadors unveil plaque for soldiers killed in SNP

The main task of the US-British unit that was deployed in Slovakia in 1944 was to evacuate downed US and British pilots back to their airbase in Bari, Italy. Compiled by Spectator staff ,7. Jul 2017, at 12:25

President Kiska says lost ammunition is serious, calls for solution

Kiska asked Defence Minister Peter Gajdoš to explain the most recent case of missing ammunition. Compiled by Spectator staff ,4. Jul 2017, at 14:58

L-R: President Andrej Kiska, Defence Minister Peter Gajdoš and Chief of General Staff of Slovak Army Milan Maxim.

Army technology moves across Slovakia

The convoys move to Saber Guardian 2017 exercise. Compiled by Spectator staff ,3. Jul 2017, at 23:15

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Ammunition disappears from warehouse

It is the second case over the past few months. Compiled by Spectator staff ,28. Jun 2017, at 14:31

Artillery ammunition, illustrative stock photo
UPDATED: 27. Jun 2017, at 20:48

The first two Black Hawks land in SlovakiaPhoto

Another seven will follow later. Compiled by Spectator staff ,27. Jun 2017, at 14:18

Quote of the week

“Neither the hunting association nor gardeners will help here.” Compiled by Spectator staff ,16. Jun 2017, at 6:30

Andrej Danko

US army will convoy across Slovakia

Drivers should prepare for increased traffic on June 13 and 14. Compiled by Spectator staff ,13. Jun 2017, at 13:09

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Russian surveillance plane to fly above Slovakia

In compliance with treaty rules, an unarmed Russian military plane will make a surveillance flight over Slovak territory Compiled by Spectator staff ,29. May 2017, at 13:47

Sliač airport

Foreign soldiers to move across Slovakia

They will attend several international exercises. Compiled by Spectator staff ,23. May 2017, at 13:35

Slovak experts to train Iraqi soldiers

Slovakia will send specialists to Iraq to train members of their army in mine clearance, ground maintenance and special operations. Compiled by Spectator staff ,18. May 2017, at 13:32

Defence Minister Peter Gajdoš during the May 17 cabinet session.

Army to buy new armoured vehicles

The price tag of the project is nearly €1.2 billion. Compiled by Spectator staff ,17. May 2017, at 22:04

Aligator presented at Ideb.

Military technology will transfer via Slovakia

The biggest transfer this week is scheduled for May 12. Compiled by Spectator staff ,10. May 2017, at 19:59

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USA military convoy to drive through Slovakia

This summer, the USA military convoy will drive through Slovakia en route to NATO exercises. Compiled by Spectator staff ,24. Apr 2017, at 22:51

Stocktaking follows ammunition theft, no results drawn yet

The theft in a Slovak army ammunition store in Trenčín provoked a thorough stocktaking in military stores; however, the army is not willing to specify if anything else is missing. Compiled by Spectator staff ,24. Apr 2017, at 14:17

Handgun, illustrative stock photo

Slovak military participates in 2017 Summer Shield

Slovak soldiers are participating in the international military drill in Latvia with almost 1,700 soldiers in total. Compiled by Spectator staff ,20. Apr 2017, at 13:36

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First Black Hawks to arrive in summer

The US military helicopters will land at the aircraft base in Prešov. Compiled by Spectator staff ,4. Apr 2017, at 14:00

Sikorsky Black Hawk

Ammunition got lost in Trenčín storage facility

Part of the ammunition from a storage facility is missing, but the Defence Ministry is just releasing minimum information to prevent public panic. Compiled by Spectator staff ,3. Apr 2017, at 14:10

Artillery ammunition, illustrative stock photo

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