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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

Illustrative stock photo

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

Illustrative Stock Photo

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

Slovaks participate in anti-terrorist exercise in ViennaPhoto

It was the first combined training exercise of Austrian and foreign watercraft and helicopters in Austria. Compiled by Spectator staff ,23. Aug 2017, at 2:12

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

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