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Military news from Slovakia

New Spartan plane becomes a subject to warranty claim

The army used the plane for six months only.Compiled by Spectator staff, 19. Apr 2018, at 21:18


US may contribute to modernising Slovak airbases

The aid is not an attempt to build any US base in Slovakia, the Defence Ministry stressed.Compiled by Spectator staff, 19. Apr 2018, at 13:38

The airport in Sliač; illustrative stock photo

Bratislava will soon get a new landmark – a lookout tower on the former military rocket base

The lookout tower on Devínska Kobyla will resemble an insect.Compiled by Spectator staff, 6. Apr 2018, at 0:17

Visualisation of the tower on Devínska Kobyla

US Congress will deal with F-16 purchase offer

However, it does not automatically mean that the Slovak Defence Ministry will purchase the aircraft from the Americans.Compiled by Spectator staff, 3. Apr 2018, at 21:38

F-16 supersonic multirole fighter aircraft

A Slovak soldier dies in Bosnia

His health declined quickly, and he later died in a hospital.Compiled by Spectator staff, 14. Feb 2018, at 20:24

Minister Gajdoš defends state of military procurement at special parliamentary session

The fact that the extraordinary session concerning the delayed modernisation of the Slovak military even took place implies dissatisfaction and disagreements in the ruling coalition.Compiled by Spectator staff, 12. Feb 2018, at 13:24

Defence Minister Peter Gajdoš (L) during the heated debate on military modernisation February 9.

Defence Minister cancels radar purchase

The tender launched under former defence minister Martin Glváč will be cancelled, allegedly due to procrastination.Compiled by Spectator staff, 5. Feb 2018, at 13:22

Defence Minister Peter Gajdoš

Slovakia saved money on late Spartan aircraft

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 buy

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

Illustrative stock photo

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

Illustrative stock photo

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 forcesCompiled by Spectator staff, 30. Oct 2017, at 21:39

Have you seen the new Slovak Spartan?

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