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  • 6 May 2014
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    Czech prevision for Defense budget in 2015: disappointment

    Czech Minister of Finance Andrej Babiš presented his State budget proposal for 2015. In spite of NATO and US warning about low Czech investment in Defense, this planned budget is envisaging further cuts for the Defense Ministry that should pass under 1% GDP. This proposal has to be endorsed by government and to be voted by Parliament. Will there be any changes for defense?

  • 30 November 2012
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    Czech helicopter purchase: wishful thinking or reality?

    In the past days several articles were published in the newspapers mentioning the interest of Czech Armed Forces to replace their old helicopters Mi or W-3A Sokol with new Western helicopters in a period of time comprised between 2015 and 2017.

  • 15 November 2012
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    Governmental transport fleet: case of the biter bit

    In recent declarations to the media, General Petr Pavel, the Czech Chief of Defense Staff, underlined that lack of financial means of the Defense Ministry could lead to withdrawal from service of transport aircraft and helicopters, mainly those belonging to the governmental transport fleet.

  • 1 October 2012
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    Defense budget 2013: lighter cuts than foreseen

    The Czech government approved the Financial Bill 2013 last 26th September. Reaching 42.05 billion crowns (around 1.69 billion euros), the defense budget got off lightly when compared with the 38.8 billion crowns which were the allocation anticipated by Ministry of Finance just before Summer.