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    Slovakia Military

    Post  higurashihougi on Mon May 04, 2015 2:20 pm

    Anybody who can use Slovak please verify it.

    http://latestnewsresource.com/en/news/slovakija-zamenit-sovetskie-vertolety-mi-17-na-amerikanskie-black-hawk

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    Post  Airbornewolf on Sun May 10, 2015 1:14 am

    i am not an american, but these plans stand for an while now and i do think they will go trough if there wont be a major shift in the ruling party's in the Czech Republic. the pro-US propaganda machine is working full force there as well.

    its absolute bullshit the Czech government points to Ukraine for replacing its MI-17 fleet. among NATO the Czechs are known to be the EU specialists on MI-17's and MI-24's. i personally loved talking with them about the MI helicopters when i met them during exercises. their technicians and pilots really know every bolt thats part of the MI's 17 and 24.
    its really purely the politicians talking as the Czech's have their current MI-17 fleet modernized and still got enough spare parts from their cold war stock. i did not know at the time but the cold war stocks in the czech republic are so high they also got several companies dismantling heavy weaponry as tanks and APC's for the EU/US civilian market. i looked it up, for 50.000 Euro's you can get your own fully functional T-72.

    anyway...

    Czech Pilots feel the Blackhawk is an "downgrade" for its comparison quality's to the MI-17. the UH-60 has more maintenance, smaller troop capacity, and lack of tactical options it could do in relation to the MI-17 in the field.
    Czech's are an bit sensitive when it comes to Russia after they where invaded, but regardless of all that i heard both Technicians and Pilots sneer out at their own politicians that it was never about finding an good replacement. its simply to crawl the Americans up the ass and make american weapons manufacturers richer, get dependent on them for spare parts and the Czech's would be stuck with an inferior platform than the up to date MI-17's they already have.

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    Re: Slovakia Military

    Post  max steel on Mon May 18, 2015 3:44 pm

    You're correct Higure .

    Slovakia to Replace Russian-Made Helicopters With 9 U.S. Black Hawks


    Slovakia has agreed to buy nine U.S.-made Black Hawk helicopters for $261 million, to replace its outdated Russian Mi-17 fleet, reducing the NATO country's dependence on Russian parts and servicing, a spokesman said.

    "The decision to reduce our dependence on Russia was taken even before the conflict in Ukraine began and considering recent developments it proved to be a good one," Defense Ministry spokesman Martin Cambalik said Thursday.

    The conflict in neighboring Ukraine, in which the West accuses Russia of supporting rebels, has hastened decisions around the region to raise military spending and turn to Western suppliers.

    "We could have some equipment repaired but EU sanctions forbid import of Russian spare parts," Cambalik said.

    Last year, Slovakia signed a deal with Italy's Alenia Aermacchi for two Spartan C-27J transport aircraft to replace Russian Antonovs.

    It has also been in talks with the Swedish government on leasing Gripen fighter jets to replace Russian Mig-29s. A tender for new air defense radars is also under way.

    Slovakia spends 1 percent of gross domestic product on defense, half of its NATO commitment. But it has pledged to raise that to 1.6 percent of GDP by 2020.

    Black Hawk helicopters are made by Sikorsky Aircraft Corp, a unit of United Technologies


    http://www.themoscowtimes.com/business/article/slovakia-to-replace-russian-made-helicopters-with-9-us-black-hawks/520103.html




    Russian Helicoptors get american hoses : The Mi-8 and Mi-17 models, which Russian Helicopters supplies domestically and around the world, from now on will feature more durable and robust hoses made of Teflon, a material that has largely replaced rubber in the global aircraft industry.

    Rubber hoses made in Russia aren't as good as they could be, said Yury Lebedev, head of aerospace projects for Eaton in Russia.

    "Several technologies that are required for rubber hose production were lost in recent years " .

    Russia getting dependent on US polymers ? Eh . They aren't that hard to make .


    http://www.themoscowtimes.com/business/article/russian-helicopters-get-american-hoses/466723.html

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    Re: Slovakia Military

    Post  higurashihougi on Tue May 19, 2015 6:21 am

    Thks you all. So first is Bulgaria said something about replace MiG-29 with F-xx and now the Slovak goverment is replacing Mi with Blackhawk, and MiG-29 with, wait, Gripen ?

    Dear me, so will Eastern Europe countries use M16 and M4 instead of AK ? I don't even want to think of it.

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    Re: Slovakia Military

    Post  George1 on Mon Jul 06, 2015 12:00 am

    Slovakia will buy the Polish armored vehicles Rosomak



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    Re: Slovakia Military

    Post  Book. on Mon Jul 20, 2015 8:12 am

    Russia and Slovakia will sign an agreement for upgrade of Mi-17 helicopters
    Russian Aviaton » Friday July 17, 2015 15:39 MSK

    Russia and Slovakia may sign an agreement for upgrade of Mi-17 helicopters soon, TASS reports with reference to Prime Minister of Slovakia Robert Fico.

    “I hope that the agreement for upgrade of Mi-17 helicopters (and other vehicles) carried out in Slovakia will be signed soon,” Fico said.

    He also said that Bratislava is interested in upgrading its S-300 air defense systems. “I would like to admit that Slovakia is interested in upgrading S-300 systems,” Fico said.

    The Slovakian Prime Minister also noted that his country is interested in Russian civil aviation. In particular, Sukhoi SuperJet 100 and “Tu” (Tupolev) civil aircraft were demonstrated to the delegation prior to departure.

    http://www.ruaviation.com/news/2015/7/17/3339/

    Slovak C300 moderna ? let see ..

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    Post  George1 on Mon Jul 20, 2015 9:13 am

    Book. wrote:[

    Slovak C300 moderna ? let see ..

    s300 against whom??


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    Re: Slovakia Military

    Post  GarryB on Tue Jul 21, 2015 3:51 am

    Rubber hoses made in Russia aren't as good as they could be, said Yury Lebedev, head of aerospace projects for Eaton in Russia.

    "Several technologies that are required for rubber hose production were lost in recent years " .

    Russia getting dependent on US polymers ? Eh . They aren't that hard to make .

    Odd... it suggests the whole world uses teflon hoses, but says technologies for rubber hose production were lost... suggesting rubber hoses were as good as teflon hoses... which also suggests countries that are Russian clients or just not friendly to the US might have continued to use Rubber.


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    Re: Slovakia Military

    Post  Odin of Ossetia on Sun Aug 02, 2015 3:33 am

    George1 wrote:Slovakia will buy the Polish armored vehicles Rosomak



    These vehicles are crap according to many Poles. The armor can reportedly be penetrated by AK-47 bullets. It is tall making it an easier target.

    The vehicle itself is not really Polish, but made in Poland on a license from some Finnish company (Patria?), and there are strong suspicions that the whole licensing was an intentional move to destroy the Polish military industrial complex, and that the vehicle's selection involved bribery.


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    Re: Slovakia Military

    Post  George1 on Thu Jan 07, 2016 7:16 pm

    Slovak Defense Ministry Eyes Gripen Lease Deal After Election

    WARSAW — Slovakia's Defense Ministry is planning to sign a deal to lease Saab JAS-39 Gripen fighter jets from the aircraft manufacturer following the parliamentary election which is scheduled for March 2016, the ministry's spokesman told local business daily E15.

    The Slovak Air Force is aiming to ink a contract under which it will be provided with eight fighter jets enabled with 1,200 flight hours per year. The deal is to be modeled on a similar lease contract signed by neighboring Czech Republic. Prague pays some 1.3 billion krona (US $53 million) annually to operate 14 JAS-39 Gripen aircraft enabled with 2,200 flight hours per year.

    Should the Slovak military operate the same type of aircraft which are used by the Czech Air Force, the two countries could pursue their plans to increase the interoperability of their respective air forces.

    The March vote will see the ruling left-wing Smer-Social Democracy party of Prime Minister Robert Fico compete against the predominantly centrist and right-wing opposition parties. Fico has served as Slovakia's prime minister since April 2012.

    An opinion poll published by local news agency SITA last December indicated that Smer-SD has the largest popular support among the contending parties, with 42.2 percent of the total.

    http://www.defensenews.com/story/defense/2016/01/05/slovak-defense-ministry-eyes-gripen-lease-deal-after-election/78307514/


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    Re: Slovakia Military

    Post  Militarov on Fri Jun 03, 2016 5:53 pm

    "Slovakia’s MSM Group to exhibit new Corsac 8×8 infantry fighting vehicle based on the Pandur II armoured personnel carrier at International Defence Exhibition Bratislava, IDEB 2016.

    The Corsac 8×8 is a upgraded model of Pandur II armored personnel carriers developed as a private venture by the Austrian company Steyr-Daimler-Puch Spezialfahrzeuge. The Corsa infantry fighting vehicle developed jointly MSM Group and GDELS Steyr, with the participation of Slovak EVPU and Konstrukta Defence companies.



    Combat weight Corsac in the standard configuration is 19.8 tons, the vehicle has a length of 7.43 m, width 2.67 m, height 2.95 and and ground clearance of 0.45 m. APC has armor protection for the NATO standard STANAG 4569 Level 2 and mine protection level STANAG 4569 level 3A / B.

    The prototype measures 7.43 x 2.67 x 2.95 m and has a ground clearance of 0.45 m. The vehicle is operated by a three-person crew comprising the commander, driver, and gunner with provision for up to six dismounts or 9,500 kg of payload."


    Source: http://defence-blog.com/army/slovakias-msm-group-presents-new-corsac-8x8-infantry-fighting-vehicle.html

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    Re: Slovakia Military

    Post  George1 on Mon Jul 25, 2016 3:06 pm

    Slovakia Set to Acquire 30 Advanced Tanks from Poland


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