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NATO Days will experience a unique paradrop of Czech and Polish paratroopers

12.09.2019, 15:22

Visitors to this year's NATO Days in Ostrava & Czech Air Force Days can look forward to a unique demonstration of a joint airborne assault. Forty members of the 43rd Airborne Battalion of the Czech Army and the Polish Special Forces AGAT will commemorate 20 years of the alliance between the two states in the NATO and the 75th anniversary of the largest airborne operation in history.

Twenty years ago, NATO expanded to include the former members of the Warsaw Pact, the Czech Republic, Poland and Hungary. And this historic moment for all states and for the Alliance itself will be commemorated by the Czech and Polish paratroopers. Besides, they will pay tribute to  24,000 Allied paratroopers, who dropped to Normandy 75 years ago during the Operation Overlord.

“Regular NATO Days visitors know helicopter drops at the opening or closing ceremony. However, this demonstration will be incomparable with anything that has been seen at the airport in Mošnov, including the performance of British parachuting groups, not only because it will be the historic first joint jump of Czech and Polish army members, ”says Zbyněk Pavlačík, chairman of Jagello 2000. “It will also be exceptional in its scope, which entails the need for a specific design. Thus, CASA C-295 aircraft, one Polish and one Czech, will fly the troops into the air and fly along the runway axis when the paratroopers are released.”

The 43rd Airborne Battalion is returning to NATO Days after six years. It is the only unit of this type in the Army of the Czech Republic and thanks to the high mobility it forms one of the main parts of the army expeditionary forces. 43rd Airborne Battalion was thus deployed in many operations, such as KFOR in Kosovo or Resolute Support in Afghanistan. Similar to the 43rd Airborne Battalion from Chrudim is Jednostka Wojskowa AGAT, which is characterized by high mobility and specializes in fighting behind the enemy lines. Although the AGAT unit was formed as part of the Polish Special Forces only in 2011, it will appear for the fourth time at the event.

Visitors will also be able to go through the static expositions of both units, and their armaments and equipment or Oshkosh M-ATV armoured vehicle from the AGAT.

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