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Slovakia saved money on late Spartan aircraftPhoto

The Defence Ministry received a discount because of late delivery in the end of December and has already returned part of it to the state budget. Compiled by Spectator staff ,2. Jan 2018, at 21:39

Comprehensive stock-taking finds missing ammunition and grenades

Weapons should be guarded by professionals but new security measures are only being implemented gradually. Compiled by Spectator staff ,11. Dec 2017, at 13:33

Ammunition, illustrative stock photo

The army showcases the vehicles it plans to buyVideo

They were similar to the Finnish originals, observer pointed out. Compiled by Spectator staff ,7. Dec 2017, at 12:19

Military training centre in Lešť gets new facilities

€620,000 has been spent on the military training centre this year. Compiled by Spectator staff ,23. Nov 2017, at 21:47

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Slovak firms to be involved in armoured vehicles' development

The Defence Ministry wants most of the new vehicles to be produced by Slovak companies. Compiled by Spectator staff ,16. Nov 2017, at 6:21

Patria vehicles, illustrative stock photo

President requires transparency in army modernisation

Andrej Kiska was critical of the non-disclosure of the information about the planned purchase of armoured vehicles. Compiled by Spectator staff ,15. Nov 2017, at 0:04

Defence Minister Peter Gajdoš (l) and President Andrej Kiska (r) discussed army purchases.

Government suspends talks on military vehicles purchase

The ministers first need to learn more about the proposal. Compiled by Spectator staff ,9. Nov 2017, at 13:41

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A homeless man detained in Vienna, with TNT allegedly originating from Slovakia

A German homeless man detained in Vienna claims he got the TNT from Slovakia; the case is not connected to terrorism. Compiled by Spectator staff ,6. Nov 2017, at 13:52

Illegal ammunition, illustrative stock photo

Foreign military convoys cross Slovakia

In total there will be 13 road convoys of foreign armed forces Compiled by Spectator staff ,30. Oct 2017, at 21:39

Have you seen the new Slovak Spartan?Photo

Ministry considers fine for delayed delivery of the new plane. Compiled by Spectator staff ,25. Oct 2017, at 21:29

Only 55 people applied for active reserves training

The Defence Ministry considering a change of law. Compiled by Spectator staff ,19. Oct 2017, at 14:01

SNS nominees choose Finnish transporters without consultation

The engineering plant from Krupina, which until recently has been controlled by the Slavia Capital financial group, may be involved in the trade. Compiled by Spectator staff ,18. Oct 2017, at 22:54

Patria AMV

Soldier detained for theft in the ammunition depot

The theft in the ammunition depot was not used for arming extremists or terrorism. Compiled by Spectator staff ,17. Oct 2017, at 14:57

Ammunition, illustrative stock photo

New strategy responds to current threats

The documents promise to increase spending and modernise the armed forces. Compiled by Spectator staff ,4. Oct 2017, at 23:03

Interest in army drops

Slovakia struggling with the decreasing number of active soldiers. Compiled by Spectator staff ,27. Sep 2017, at 14:09

Russian MiGs bring tension to the coalition

But the defence minister denies any crisis. Compiled by Spectator staff ,20. Sep 2017, at 12:56

MiG-29

Chemists from 10 countries training in Slovakia

The exercise will last until September 29. Compiled by Spectator staff ,19. Sep 2017, at 14:21

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Slovakia to produce barrels for Swedish mortars

The system will be integrated in Swedish combat vehicles. Compiled by Spectator staff ,14. Sep 2017, at 23:02

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Slovak soldiers to go to Iraq

Proposal still needs to approval by the government. Compiled by Spectator staff ,12. Sep 2017, at 14:10

Slovak soldiers start a training mission in the Mediterranean

Slovak military policemen are part of a team under the German navy’s leadership. Compiled by Spectator staff ,25. Aug 2017, at 0:12

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