Military of Slovakia: Wikis

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Military of Slovakia
Regrut 01 znak ossr.jpg
Armed Forces of Slovak Republic logo
Manpower
Military age 17 years of age
Available for
military service
1,400,567, age 15–49
Fit for
military service
1,100,751, age 15–49
Reaching military
age annually
40,000
Active personnel 23,350
Reserve personnel 26,700
Expenditures
Budget $1.35 billion (2008)
Percent of GDP 1.4 (2006-10)[1]

The Armed Forces of the Slovak Republic number 23,350 uniformed personnel. Slovakia joined NATO in March 2004[2].From the year 2006 the army transformed into a fully professional organization and compulsory military service was abolished.

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Structure of the Armed Forces

Structure of the Armed forces of the Slovak Republic
Slovak soldiers on parade

Slovakia's plan for defense reform is the Force 2015 Long-Term Plan, which strikes a balance between requirements and resources and which envisions a professionalized, combat-capable force of 22,000 uniformed personnel by 2009.

Combat equipment

A Slovak Army soldier stands guard in front of the Multinational Division-Central South headquarters at Camp Echo, Iraq.

Small arms & hand weapons:

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Ground Forces

Slovak soldiers with the vz. 58 erecting a barrier.

Note -- Some is in reserve but all listed equipment is operable until 2010 and beyond [4]

Air Force

Slovak MiG-29AS
Slovak Mil Mi-24 Hind

Note -- All aircraft data is current as of 1/08

Note -- only 5 SAM brigades projected by 2015 Long Term Model

Special Forces

5th Special Forces Regiment

It is Slovakia's premier Counter-Terrorism and special operations unit. The unit is directly attached to the Armed Forces General Staff, but works for the Operational Reconnaissance Bureau.

Special Task Force of National Anti-Drug Department

The NADSTF duties include the following of organized crime groups, working in coverage, protecting important witnesses, preparing for actions sooner than the crimes are committed and arresting highly dangerous criminals.The NADSTF Operate under Ministry of interior of the Slovak Republic.

Peacekeeping missions

Slovakia has 750 personnel deployed worldwide for NATO- and United Nations-led peace support operations (PSOs) as well as an engineering unit in Afghanistan. Slovakia has markedly increased its commitment to KFOR and SFOR in Kosovo and Bosnia in 2002. Since the independence of Slovakia in 1993, there have been 53 uniformed personnel deaths in the line of service (by 2008).

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