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Army of the Czech Republic (Armada Ceske Republiky): Joint Forces Command (Spolocene Sily; includes Land Forces (Pozemni Sily) and Air Forces (Vzdusne Sily)). Active 17,932 personnel. (Army 12,656, Air 5,276) Paramilitary 3,100 personnel. Civilian 7,888 (Army 1,013, Air 815 MOD Staff 6,060) Notes: The armed forces are being reorganised with full operational capability planned for 2010–12. The military forces are Joint Forces, composed of Army, Air Force and Joint Forces Support Units. The Ministry of Defense plans to abolish the Joint Forces Command in 2012 and reestablish separate Land and Air Forces Commands

CZECH AIR FORCE • Vzdušné síly AČR
Air Force 5,276 military personnel, 815 civilian personnel.(total 6,091 personnel.)
Flying hours 100hrs/yr combat ac 150 for tpt ac.

Forces by Role & Equipment by Type
(incl AF & Army AD units)

AIRCRAFT 48 combat capable. Total 103 Aircrafts.
  (Integrated with Jt Forces)

Multi role Fighter
1 sqn with 14 Multi role ac (year of delivered 2005):
12 SAAB JAS-39C Gripen;
2 SAAB JAS-39D Gripen;

Fighter Ground Attack
2 sqn with 34 FGA Ac:
1 sqn with 20 Aero Vodochody L-159 ALCA;  4 Aero Vodochody L-159T1 ALCA (Lead-in ftr trg);
1 sqn with 10 Aero Vodochody L-39ZA* (trg)

Transport 2 sqn with 22 Tpt Ac:
1 Airbus A319-115X;
1 Airbus A-319CJ;
4 EADS C-295;
5 Antonov An-26 Curl;
1 Canadair CL-601 Challenger;
5 Let 410UVP-T Turbolet;
3 Let 410UVP-S Turbolet;
2 Let 410FG Turbolet;   
2 Yakovlev Yak-40 Codling

Training 1 Aviation Trg Centre
with 37 Trg ac:
10 Aero Vodochody L-39ZA*,
8 Aero Vodochody L-39C Albatros;
4 MiG-21UM Mongol-B;
8 Zlin Z-142C-AF;
4 Zlin Z-143;
2 LET L-410 Turbolet;
1 Evektor-Aerotechnik EW-97 Eurostar (ultralight trainer)

HELICOPTER 25 Attack capable. Total 73 Helicopters.

Anti-Armour Attack
3 sqn with 25 Atk Hel:
18 Mil Mi-35;
7 Mil Mi-24V Hind-E;
1 Mil Mi-24DU

Transport Hel 2 sqn with 44 Spt Hel:
1 sqn with
11 Mil Mi-17 Hip-H
16 Mil Mi-171Sh Hip-K;
2 Mil Mi-8PPA Hip-K (ELINT);
1 sqn with
4 Mil MI-8PS Hip-K;
10 PZL W-3A Sokol (Exchanged for 10 ex-Czech MiG-29 combat aircraft);
1 Mil Mi-9

Rotary Flying Training sqn with 5 Trg hel:
5 PZL MI-2 Hoplite (Utility)

Unmanned Aerial Vehicle
• UAV • Reconnaissance 1 sqn with 2 RECCE UAV:
2 Sojka 3

AT-3 Sagger
  AAM • SRAAM 100 AIM-9L/M Sidewinder; BVRAAM 24 AIM-120C AMRAAM
2034 R-13S/AA-2 Atoll (SRAAM); 1440 R-13R/AA-2C Atoll-C (SRAAM For MiG-21MF); 420 R-13S/AA-2S Atoll (SRAAM For MiG-23BN/MF): 175 R-23R/T/AA-7 Apex (BVRAAM For MiG-23MF/ML); 120 R-60/AA-8 Aphid (SRAAM For MiG-23ML and MiG-21); 324 R-13S/AA-2S Atoll (SRAAM For Su-22M-4); 216 R-13S/AA-2S Atoll (SRAAM For Su-25) 75 R-27/AA-10 Alamo (BVRAAM For MiG-29); 120 R-60/AA-8 Aphid (SRAAM For MiG-29; 120 R-73/AA-11 Archer (SRAAM For MiG-29)

  Conventional: GBU Mk 82; Mk 84
  Laser-guided: GBU Paveway

Air Force Air Defence Systems
AD •
1 (msl) bde
SA-13 Gopher;
SA-6 Gainful;
RBS-70; (SA-7 Grail available for trg RBS-70 gunners)

  Joint Forces Command: Olomouc

  The principal task is to secure the integrity of the Czech Republic’s airspace. This mission is fulfilled within NATO Integrated Extended Air Defence System (NATINEADS) and, if necessary, by means of the Czech national reinforced air defence system. In addition, the Air Force provides close air support for the Army, and performs tasks associated with the transportation of troops and material.
  Czech Republic Air Force Airfields and 5 Air Bases Organisation:

Cáslav (LKCV) Air Base in Čáslav
21. Základna Taktického Letectva (21.zTL) "Zvolenska" (Takticka Letka): JAS-39C/D (Takticka Letka): L-159T1, L-159A
Letka Zabezpeceni Veleni - Radar
Letka Oprav Podzvukove Letecke Techniky - Technic   
Letka Bojoveho Zabezpeceni - Objektschutz
Letka Logisticke Podpory - Logistic
Letka Oprav Letecke Nadzvukove Techniky - Technic

Náměšť (LKNA) Air Base in Namest nad Oslavou
22.Základna Letectva (22.zL) - Takticka Letka: L-39ZA
22.Základna Letectva (22.zL) - 221.lbvr:  Mi-35, Mi-24V, Mi-24DU,
Letka Zabezpeceni Veleni - Radarführung   
Letka Bojoveho Zabezpeceni - Technic
Letka Logisticke Podpory - Logistic   

Přerov (LKPO) Air Base in Prerov
23. Základna Vrtulníkového Letectva "Edvarda Benese" (23.zVrL)
231. Vrtulnikova Letka (vrl):  Mi-17, Mi-17CSAR, Mi-171Sh,
232. Vrtulnikova Letka: Mi-17, Mi-17CSAR, Mi-171Sh,    
233. Vrtulnikova Letka SAR: W-3A,
234. Technicka Letka Oprav Letecke Techniky (tlolt) - Technic
233. Vrtulnikova Letka SAR (det.): W-3
235. Prapor Zabezpeceni - Logistik   

Kbely (LKKB) Air Base in Praha
24. Základna Dopravního Letectva (24.zDL)
241.dlt Squadron (Samostana Dopravinho Letka): An-24/26/30, L-410   
241. Samostana Dopravinho Letka (det.): A-319CJ, A319-115X, CL601, Yak-40
242.tsl Squadron (Vrtulnikova Letka): C295M, An-26, L-410T, L-410UVP-E, L-410FG
243.vrl Squadron: Mi-17, Mi-8PS11, Mi-8PS9,W-3A
Technicka Letka Oprav Letecke Techniky (Technik)   
Prapor Zabezpeceni (Logistik)

Plzeň/Líně (LKLN) Air Base in Plzen/Line
243.vrl SAR det. Squadron: W-3A

Pardubice (LKPD) Air Base in Praha:
Centrum leteckého vycviku LOM s.p.: L-39C, L-410UVP, EV-97 Eurostar, Zlin 142C-AF, Mi-17, Mi-2
Sprava Letiste: Zlin 142, L-39, L-410, Mi-2

Zastupce Velitele Spolecnych Sil: Praha
Strakonice - 25. Protiletadlova Raketova Brigada: SA-6/8
Stara Boleslav - 26. Brigada Veleni, Rizeni a Pruzkumu (Radar)
Ceske Budejovice - Opravarenska Zakladna Letectva (Technik)

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Notes: Czech Republic has 44 airports with paved runways (over 3,047 m: 2 2,438 to 3,047 m: 9 1,524 to 2,437 m: 12 914 to 1,523 m: 3 under 914 m: 18), 78 airports with unpaved runways (1,524 to 2,437 m: 1 914 to 1,523 m: 27 under 914 m: 50) and one heliport

Czech Republic of Army Forces by Role (Current order of battle):
Land Forces 12,656 military, 1,013 civilian (total13,669 Personnel)

Rapid Reaction 1 bde (4th) (2 mech bn, 1 AB bn, 1 mot inf bn): Mech 1 bde (7th)(1 armd bn, 2 mech inf bn, 1mot inf bn); SF 1 gp: Arty 1 bde (13th) (2 arty bn); Recce 1 bn;Presidential Guard 1 bde (Subordinate to Ministry of Interior) (2 Gd bn (each: 3 Gd coy), 1 Presidential Sy coy)
Army inventory equipment:
MBT 175: 175 T-72CZ AIFV 525: (257 BMP-1; 175 BMP-2; 76 BPzV; 17 Pandur II (of 72)) APC 78: (APC (T) 29 OT-90: APC (W) 49: 43 OT-64; 6 Dingo 2 LAV 19: IVECO DV LMV Panther)
ARTY 257 (SP 152mm 105: 48 M-77 Dana; 7 trg; 50 in store: MRL 122mm 59: 16 RM-70; 3 trg; 40 in store: MOR 120mm 93: 85 M-1982; 8 SPM-85
AT • MSL 671 (SP 496: 3 9P133 BRDM-2 Sagger; 21 9P148 BRDM-2 Spandrel; 472 9S428 MANPATS 175 9P135 (AT-4 9K111) Spigot)

Czech Republic of Land Forces Active Reserve Current order of battle:
Territorial Def 14 comd:  Inf 14 coy (1 per territorial comd) (each: 1 logistic pl, 3 inf pl, 1 cbt spt pl): Armd 1 armd coy

Czech Republic AF

   Czech Republic AF News:

The Czech Army took over three two-seat L-159T2 aircraft

• The Czech Army took over three two-seat L-159T2 aircraft  (7.6.2019)

Aero will overhaul 16 L-159 for the Czech army

• Aero will overhaul 16 L-159 for the Czech army  (30.5.2019)

Russian Arms Exporter, Czech Enterprise Win NATO Bid to Repair Afghan Mi-17

• Russian Arms Exporter, Czech Enterprise Win NATO Bid to Repair Afghan Mi-17  (26.6.2017)

• LN: Four companies interested in Czech military aircraft  (25.1.2013)

• Czech military to resume flying L-159 planes after crash  (17.12.2012)

• Czechs Replacing Their Airlift Fleet  (8.7.2012)

• Czech Air Force C-295M Crews at EDA's EATT 2012 in Spain

• Gripen Offset Program Delivers 25.6 Billion CZK to the Czech Republic

• Czech Republic upgrades SA-6 with Aspide 2000 missiles

• Czech Republic upgrades SA-6 with Aspide 2000 missiles

• Czech Air Force Gripens Refuel In Flight for First Time

• Aerial acrobatics in old Soviet planes


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