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The Czech Army will present new equipment and traditional displays

23.08.2022, 11:55

The Army of the Czech Republic will again have the biggest presentations of its equipment of all participants on the NATO Days & Czech Air Force Days. The emphasis will be on the presentation of the equipment and technologies that were recently included in the arsenal of the Czech Army and, thanks to our partners, also the ones that are planned to be acquired.

The visitors will have a chance to see for the first time the newest modernisation projects of the Army of the Czech Republic - Swedish infantry combat vehicle CV90, the model of the Israeli air defence SHORAD system, which will be supported by the full-scale model of plane of the fifth generation F-35 aircraft in the Czech national colours.

“We are pleased that we will be able to present the modernization programs of the Army of the Czech Republic to the public in such a comprehensive way at one time and in one place. The public will thus be able to get a concrete idea of the progress in modernization and where taxpayer funds from the increasing defence budget are meaningfully directed," said Major General Ivo Střecha, First Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Army of the Czech Republic.
 
In view of the modernization of the helicopters, one of the last public performances of the Mi-24 combat helicopter, whose flight demonstration has always been very attractive to spectators, will take place at the NATO Days. "The Mi-24 helicopter gunship, which began serving in the Czechoslovak army in 1978, will be gradually replaced with the UH-1/AH-1 helicopters of the American company Bell Flight next year, so this year's NATO Days will be one of the last opportunities for the public to see them on the ground and in the air," added General Střecha.

Dynamic display will also demonstrate another airplane in the arsenal of the Czech Air Force - W-3A Sokol. Due to the operational workload in the North Atlantic Alliance air policing mission in the Baltics, flight performances of the 21st Tactical Air Force Base Čáslav will not be on the program.

Visitors can look forward to dynamic demonstrations of the 7th Mechanized Brigade, the 43rd Parachute Regiment and the 53rd Reconnaissance and Electronic Warfare Regiment from the units of the ground forces. In extensive static displays, they will then be able to see the technology and equipment of other units, components, and agencies under the Ministry of Defence. 

"The importance of the army for NATO Days is absolutely fundamental not only in terms of equipment displays, but also in terms of logistics and ensuring that this event can take place in this form. A big thanks goes to all its members for that," concludes Zbyněk Pavlačík, chairman of Jagello 2000, the main organizer of the event.

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