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Ground Forces of the Slovak Republic
Country Slovakia
Branch Infantry, Artillery, Paratroopers
Service history
Active 1993 - present
Part of Military of Slovakia
Commanders
Commanders Major General Ondřej Novosad
Insignia
Insignia Slovak Army Roundel

The following is a summary of the Ground Forces of the Slovak Republic, which are part of the Military of Slovakia.

Ground Forces HQEdit

In Trenčín (Commander: 2 Star General)[1]

Headquarters Battalion
Headquarters Company
Transport Company
Medical Point
NBC Defence Battalion in Rožňava
Headquarters Company
NBC Recon Company
Decontamination Company
Decontamination Company
NBC Defence Company
NBC Defence Company
Medical Point
Engineer Battalion in Sereď
Headquarters Company
1st Pontoon Bridge Company
2nd Pontoon Bridge Company
3rd Technical Engineer Company
4th Technical Engineer Company
5th Mine Warfare Company
6th Engineer Company
Rocket Battalion in Rožňava with 3x MLRS RM-70 Batteries

1st Mechanized BrigadeEdit

In Topoľčany (Commander: 1 Star General)

  • Command Support Company in Topoľčany
  • Engineer Company in Martin
  • Recon Company in Levice
  • 11th Mechanized Battalion "Jana Francisciho" in Martin equipped with BVP-2
Headquarters Company
3x Mechanized Companies (each with 3x Mechanized Platoons and 1x Fire Support Platoon)
Fire Support Company (Anti-Tank Platoon, Recon Platoon & 98mm Mortar Platoon)
  • 12th Mechanized Battalion in Nitra equipped with BVP-2
Headquarters Company
3x Mechanized Companies (each with 3x Mechanized Platoons and 1x Fire Support Platoon)
Fire Support Company (Anti-Tank Platoon- KONKURS mounted on OT-90, Recon Platoon & 98mm Mortar Platoon)
  • 13th Mechanized Battalion in Levice equipped with BVP-2
Headquarters Company
3x Mechanized Companies (each with 3x Mechanized Platoons and 1x Fire Support Platoon)
Fire Support Company (Anti-Tank Platoon- KONKURS mounted on OT-90, Recon Platoon & 98mm Mortar Platoon)
  • Logistic Support Battalion in Topoľčany
Headquarters Company
Repairs Company
Supply and Transport Company

2nd Mechanized BrigadeEdit

in Prešov (Commander: 1 Star General)

  • Command Support Company in Prešov
  • Engineer Company in Michalovce
  • Recon Company in Prešov
  • ISTAR Company in Prešov
  • 21st Mixed Mechanized Battalion of Brigade general Jan Nalepka in Trebišov equipped with BVP-1 and MBT T-72
Headquarters Company
1 x Tank Company
2 x Mechanized Companies (each with 3x Mechanized Platoons and 1x Fire Support Platoon)
Fire Support Company (Anti-Tank Platoon- KONKURS mounted on OT-90, Recon Platoon & 82mm Mortar Platoon)
  • 22nd Mechanized Battalion of general Mikuláš Markus in Michalovce equipped with BVP-1
Headquarters Company
3x Mechanized Companies (each with 3x Mechanized Platoons and 1x Fire Support Platoon)
Fire Support Company (Anti-Tank Platoon- KONKURS mounted on OT-90, Recon Platoon & 98mm Mortar Platoon)
  • Mixed Artillery Battalion in Michalovce with 3x 155mm Self Propelled Howitzer "Zuzana" Batteries
  • Logistic Support Battalion in Prešov
Headquarters Company
Repairs Company
Supply and Transport Company

EquipmentEdit

Slovak vz. 58

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

Slovak soldiers on parade, detail

Slovak soldiers on parade

Small arms & hand weapons:

Main Battle Tanks

APC's

Soldiers from 12th Mechanized Battalion of 1st Mechanized Brigade2

Slovak soldiers from 12th Mechanized Battalion

Slovak Army 5th Special Forces Regiment in Afghanistan3

Slovak 5th Special Forces Regiment in Afghanistan boarding an aircraft.

Slovak Army 5th Special Forces Regiment in Afghanistan2

Slovak 5th Special Forces Regiment operating in eastern Afghanistan.

Tatrapan 6x6 armored vehicle

Tatrapan 6x6 armored vehicle

Artillery

Military trucks

Light off-road vehicles

Lightweight demining equipment

Bridge vehicles

  • Slovakia AM-50
  • Slovakia MT-55
  • Slovakia PM-55
  • Slovakia PMS TATRA 815

Amphibious vehicles

Military fitted ambulance

Recovery vehicles

  • Slovakia VPV
  • Slovakia VT-72
  • Slovakia VT-55
  • Slovakia AV-15

Air Defence Systems

Note -- All data is current as of 1.1.2013

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