Military news from Slovakia

Fighter jet crash investigation is over: A series of wrong decisions behind the fall

A MiG-29 crashed during training near Nitra in September 2019.Compiled by Spectator staff, 14. Jul 2020, at 10:20

Defence Minister Jaroslav Naď presenting conclusions of the investigation.

The Defence Ministry bought missiles after the election

They defend the purchase by saying they only completed a years-long process.Compiled by Spectator staff, 11. Mar 2020, at 13:49

Peter Gajdoš, Defence Minister

Armed military vehicles to be manufactured near Banská Bystrica

HMC Invest plans to invest €42 million.Compiled by Spectator staff, 6. Mar 2020, at 0:07

HMC Invest will invest €42 million in the production of armed military vehicles in Banská Bystrica.

Last three Black Hawks landed in Slovakia

The contract with the US has been fulfilled.Compiled by Spectator staff, 13. Jan 2020, at 13:10

Two new Black Hawk helicopters land at the Sliač airport, central Slovakia.

Slovak soldiers are good at mine clearing and repairing Soviet technology

They helped with two main areas in Iraq.Ján Krempaský9. Jan 2020, at 14:15

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Tender for 4x4 army transporters should be cancelled

The Defence Ministry has appealed.Compiled by Spectator staff, 11. Dec 2019, at 13:11

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PM Pellegrini halts military purchases before the 2020 election

The Defence Ministry wanted to buy military equipment worth more than €1.3 billion.Compiled by Spectator staff, 25. Sep 2019, at 13:38

Defence Minister Peter Gajdoš (foreground) and PM Peter Pellegrini attend a ceremony together

Two more Black Hawk helicopters arrived in Slovakia

Three more machines are said to land in Slovakia by the end of 2019.Compiled by Spectator staff, 27. Aug 2019, at 14:02

Two new Black Hawk helicopters land at the Sliač airport, central Slovakia.

More than 100,000 visitors came to the biggest air show in Slovakia

Apart from Slovakia, groups from 12 other states were presented at the event.Compiled by Spectator staff, 5. Aug 2019, at 12:53

Frecce Tricolori from Italy

Armed forces will purchase new tactical vehicles

The maximum price was set to €321 million, excluding VAT.Compiled by Spectator staff, 6. Jun 2019, at 13:11

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Gajdoš removed from talks on defence cooperation with the USA

Instead, the coalition has asked Foreign Affairs Minister Miroslav Lajčák to bring new details on the cooperation to the table.Compiled by Spectator staff, 16. Apr 2019, at 13:36

Defence Minister Peter Gajdoš in a Black Hawk helicopter.
UPDATED: 13. Mar 2019, at 10:45

The Defence Ministry ends talks on US investment in airports

This is due partly to the fear that foreign troops will be placed in Slovakia. The Foreign Affairs Ministry rejects such claims.Compiled by Spectator staff, 12. Mar 2019, at 21:42

The military airport in Kuchyňa, near Malacky

Danko rejects US money for Slovak army

Meanwhile, the Foreign Affairs Ministry has released a video, stressing that the US does not plan to place its soldiers in Slovakia.Compiled by Spectator staff, 11. Mar 2019, at 13:47

The airport in Sliač; illustrative stock photo

Defense cooperation: Stronger together

Any agreements will be truly bilateral in nature, and any facilities that receive upgrades will remain sovereign Slovak government property, the US ambassador writes.Adam Sterling10. Mar 2019, at 9:00

Sliač Airport hosts SIAF, the biggest annual air show in Slovakia.

Military radars: Slovakia to negotiate with three countries

13 countries submitted their government-to-government proposals.Compiled by Spectator staff, 5. Mar 2019, at 21:38

From whom will Slovakia purchase 3D radars?

10 countries have submitted their offers.Compiled by Spectator staff, 22. Jan 2019, at 21:45

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.

SNS orders new, allegedly unnecessary, howitzers

The Defence Ministry intends to pay €172 million for 25 new howitzers. Observers question the plan.Compiled by Spectator staff, 7. Jan 2019, at 13:11

Zuzana howitzer

Government has approved the purchase of F-16 jets

Fighter jets worth €1.6 billion are to be delivered by 2023.Compiled by Spectator staff, 12. Dec 2018, at 22:43

F-16 supersonic multirole fighter aircraft

The ministry reportedly signed a contract to purchase F16s but later corrected the statement

Whatever contract was signed, it can be shredded, PM Peter Pellegrini said.Compiled by Spectator staff, 3. Dec 2018, at 22:09

F-16 fighter jets

Slovak soldiers to take part in NATO’s largest military exercise

Some selected Slovak soldiers are set to participate in the exercise to take place by the turn of October in Scandinavia and Italy.Compiled by Spectator staff, 17. Oct 2018, at 13:20

International military exercise at the Slovak Lešť centre, September 2018.