Military Capabilities

New Czech Army concept published

02 December 2019

The Czech Army general staff and Ministry of Defence published a new strategic concept on 20 November describing the modernisation priorities of the armed forces over the next 10 years.

"We have to accelerate the acquisition of new technologies and modernisation of the land and air forces," General Aleš Opata, the chief of the general staff of the Armed Forces of the Czech Republic, said in the document's introduction. The main goal is for the Czech Army to have 30,000 soldiers and 10,000 reservists in 2030, compared with the current 25,100 and 3,000, respectively.

The concept sets out two major objectives.

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