Czech Land Forces
The Czech Land Forces (Czech: Pozemní síly Armády České republiky, literally the "Land Forces of the Army of the Czech Republic") is the land-based military branch of the Army of the Czech Republic. Along with the Air Force the Land Forces encompasses all the operational military units of the Czech Republic. The Land Forces primarily consist of two mechanized brigades equipped with various types of combat vehicles (such as Pandur II or BVP-2) including T-72M4CZ tanks to ensure the execution of different combat operations.
The Czech Land Forces are the biggest and decisive part of the Army of the Czech Republic. In coordination with other services they are organized to defend the national territory. Under a crisis situation and in the event of hostilities they form the core of operation task force of the allied joint force and eventually they are complemented by mobilized units. The Land Forces are also designed for fulfilment of commitment in compliance with the Article 5 of the North Atlantic Treaty and tasks in favour of the state administration authorities.
- Ground Forces Command in Prague
- 103rd CIMIC/PSYOPS Center, in Olomouc
- 4th Rapid Deployment Brigade, in Žatec – cooperating with (not part of) the German Army 10th Panzer Division
- Headquarters and Headquarters Company, in Žatec
- 41st Mechanized Battalion, in Žatec (Pandur II)
- 42nd Mechanized Battalion, in Tábor (Pandur II)
- 43rd Airborne Battalion, in Chrudim
- 44th Light Motorized Battalion, in Jindřichův Hradec
- 45th Mechanized Battalion, in Rakovník (Pandur II, raised in 2016)
- 7th Mechanized Brigade, in Hranice
- 13th Artillery Regiment, in Jince
- 14th Logistic Support Regiment, in Pardubice
- 15th Engineer Regiment, in Bechyně
- Headquarters and Headquarters Company, in Bechyně
- 151st Engineer Battalion, in Bechyně
- 153rd Engineer Battalion, in Olomouc
- 31st NBC-defence Regiment, in Liberec
- 53rd Reconnaissance and Electronic Warfare Regiment, in Opava
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- Army of the Czech Republic, Structure of Ground forces. Accessed 20 March 2017.
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