I’m switching to the ZETOR!

Our holding SKUPINA, a.s. has grown again and I am happy that I could be there. For a long time we have been negotiating with representatives of Zetor Engineering about the possibilities of mutual cooperation and finally in the past weeks we have established a joint venture called ZETOR DEFENCE, a.s. As the name suggests,…

We delivered the first Toyotas to the Czech Army

On Tuesday, 10 August 2021, our company GLOMEX Military Supplies handed over the first 65 new Toyota Hilux off-road vehicles to the representatives of the Czech Army in Štěpánov, Olomouc. The new Toyota Hiluxes represent the cutting edge of automotive technology today. I’m glad our military has chosen them. I sincerely wish all the soldiers…

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CASA aircraft – summary after ten years

An unfortunate Czech national characteristic is criticizing anything – usually without an elementary knowledge of the matter. You will undoubtedly remember what furore caused twelve years ago when the Czech Army decided to acquire four Spanish CASA transport aircraft. At that time, many wise people suddenly emerged with lots of questions: Why CASA, why not…

Soldiers in the front lines

We are used to the fact that when there is a natural disaster in the state, we call in soldiers to help. Likewise, now, in the coronavirus crisis. Members of the Czech Armed Forces help overworked medical staff in hospitals, work at the Regional Hygiene Stations, create mobile collection points, alternate drivers at the Prague…

Kudos to Toyota!

There was no doubt that the Czech Army deserved new vehicles to replace the obsolete Soviet-made UAZs and ageing Land Rovers. With the Toyota Hilux pick-ups, now ordered by Czech Ministry of Defence, we have finally reached the imaginary end of the tunnel. We managed to compete for a technique that has been tested practically…

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Farewell to Yak-40

At the beginning of September, we said goodbye to the oldest aircraft of our government squadron at the military airport in Prague-Kbely – two small Yak-40 transport aeroplanes manufactured more than 40 years ago in the former Soviet Union. Similar opportunities are always full of memories and emotions, and usually, there is talk of the…

The EU’s common defense needs uniform legislation

I remember that, sometime over ten years ago, acquisition of four “used” C-130 Hercules aircraft from the USA for our army’s transport requirements was being seriously considered. Over the next year, the fund should support € 8 billion in building European security capabilities, building on the existing European Military Industry Development Program (EDIDP). There is…