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Ground Forces of the Slovak Republic

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Slovak Ground Forces
Pozemné sily Slovenskej republiky
Founded1939 - 1945
1993 - present
Country Slovakia
BranchArmed Forces of the Slovak Republic
Part ofArmed Forces of the Slovak Republic
Command HQVeliteľstvo Pozemných síl OS SR - Trenčín
Commanders
CommanderMajor General Jindrich Joch
Insignia
Roundel
Slovak Army Roundel.svg

The Slovak Ground Forces, also known as the Slovak Army, is the land specialized service branch of the Slovak Armed Forces.

Structure

Slovak Ground Forces locations 2018:
Green pog.svg Brigade HQs DeepPink pog.svg Armored units Pink pog.svg Mechanized units Lightgreen pog.svg Motorized units Yellow pog.svg Artillery Orange pog.svg ISTAR
Black pog.svg Engineer unit Brown pog.svg NBC-Defense Purple pog.svg Combat Service Support units
Organization of the Slovak Ground Forces in 2021
Organization of the Slovak Ground Forces in 2021

Ground Forces Command

  • Ground Forces Command, in Trenčín (Commander: 2 Star General)[1]
    • Command Support Battalion
      • Headquarters Company
      • Transport Company
      • Medical Point
    • Deployable CIS Base
    • Main Training Base, in Martin

1st Mechanized Brigade

Soldiers of the 13th Mechanized Battalion
Soldiers of the 13th Mechanized Battalion
  • 1st Mechanized Brigade, in Topoľčany (Commander: 1 Star General)
    • Command Support Company, in Topoľčany
    • 11th Mechanized Battalion, 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- KONKURS mounted on OT-90, 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)
    • Rocket Battalion, in Rožňava
    • Engineer Battalion, in Sereď
      • Headquarters Company
      • 2x Pontoon Bridge Companies
      • 2x Technical Engineer Companies
      • 2x Combat Engineer Companies
      • Mine Warfare Company
    • NBC Defence Battalion, in Rožňava
      • Headquarters Company
      • NBC Recon Company
      • 2x Decontamination Companies
      • 2x NBC Defence Companies
      • Medical Company

2nd Mechanized Brigade

  • 2nd Mechanized Brigade, in Prešov (Commander: 1 Star General)
    • Command Support Company, in Prešov
    • Tank Battalion, in Trebišov equipped with T-72M1
    • 21st Mechanized Battalion, in Trebišov 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 & 82mm Mortar Platoon)
    • 22nd Mechanized Battalion, 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)
    • Self-propelled Artillery Battalion, in Michalovce
      • Headquarters Battery
      • 2x 155mm Self Propelled Howitzer "Zuzana" Batteries
    • ISTAR Battalion, in Prešov equipped with BPsV-I

Combat Service Support Brigade

Equipment

Model Image Origin Type Caliber Details
Handguns
CZ P-09
CZ P-07 gun.jpg
 Czech Republic Handgun 9×19mm Parabellum Replacing the ČZ vz. 82.
ČZ vz. 82
CZ 82 IMG 1785.JPG
 Czechoslovakia Handgun 9×18mm Standard service pistol.
Submachine gun
Heckler & Koch UMP
HKUMP45.JPG
 Germany Submachine gun 9×19mm Parabellum Used by the 5th Special Forces Regiment and Military Police.
Heckler & Koch MP5
MP5.jpg
 Germany Submachine gun 9×19mm Parabellum Only used by the 5th Special Forces Regiment.
Škorpion vz. 61
Submachine gun vz61.jpg
 Czechoslovakia Submachine gun .32 ACP Used to be the standard submachine gun of Czechoslovak forces now in reserve and being retired in favor of German models.
Carbine
vz. 58 V
Sa 58-JH04.jpg
 Czechoslovakia Carbine 7.62×39mm Used by mechanized infantry and airborne units
Heckler & Koch HK416
HK416.jpg
 Germany Carbine 5.56×45mm NATO Limited use with 5th Special Forces Regiment.
Colt M4A1
PEO M4 Carbine RAS M68 CCO.jpg
 United States Carbine 5.56×45mm NATO Slovakia announced to purchase via FMS program in 2017.[2][3]
Assault rifles
vz. 58 P
Sa 58-JH01.jpg
 Czechoslovakia Assault rifle 7.62×39mm Standard service assault rifle of Slovak Army.
CZ 805 Bren
CZ 805 with STANAG magazine.JPG
 Czech Republic Assault rifle 5.56×45mm NATO Limited use, replacing vz. 58.[4]
Heckler & Koch G36
Gewehr G36 noBG.jpg
 Germany Assault rifle 5.56×45mm NATO Used only by special forces.
Machine guns
FN MINIMI Para
FN MINIMI PARA 3.jpg
 Belgium Light machine gun 5.56×45mm NATO Used by the 5th Special Forces Regiment.
UK vz. 59
Kulomet UK-L vzor 59.jpg
 Czechoslovakia General purpose machine gun 7.62×54mmR Standard machine gun of Slovak Army.
M2 Browning
M2 Browning, Musée de l'Armée.jpg
 United States Heavy machine gun 12.7×99mm NATO Standard heavy machine gun of Slovak Army.
Sniper rifles
Dragunov sniper rifle
SVD Dragunov.jpg
 Soviet Union Designated marksman rifle 7.62×54mmR Standard designated marksman rifle of the Slovak Army.
Heckler & Koch HK417
Heckler & Koch HK417 Sniper Rifle of PASKAL.JPG
 Germany Designated marksman rifle 7.62×51mm NATO Used only by special forces.
SIG Sauer SSG 3000
SIG Sauer SSG 3000.jpg
  Switzerland Sniper rifle 7.62×51mm NATO Used by special forces, but also to become the standard sniper rifle of the Slovak Army.
AW.50 MK2
AW50.png
 United Kingdom Sniper rifle 12.7×99mm NATO
Barrett M82
M82A1 barrett.jpeg
 United States Sniper rifle 12.7×99mm NATO
Grenades and grenade launchers
AGS-17
30-мм автоматический гранатомет АГС-17 Пламя.jpg
 Soviet Union Automatic grenade launcher 30×29mm grenade Standard grenade launcher of the Slovak Army. In the future will be replaced in favor of as yet undetermined NATO standard grenade launcher which uses 40×53mm grenade.
Anti-tank warfare
MATADOR
MATADOR Stand.jpg
 Israel Anti-tank weapon 90mm Will become the standard AT weapon and replace both the Carl Gustav and RPG-75.
Carl Gustav M4
Carl Gustav M4 Kokonaisturvallisuus 2015.jpg
 Sweden Anti-tank weapon 84mm Today used by the 5th Special Forces Regiment.[5]
RPG-75
RPG-75.JPG
 Czechoslovakia Rocket-propelled grenade 68mm Standard anti-tank weapon of the Slovak Army.
9M113 Konkurs
Фагот ПТРК 9К111.jpg
 Soviet Union Anti-tank missile 135mm
AT-4 Spigot
9M111 AT-4 Spigot.jpg
 Soviet Union Anti-tank missile 120mm
Mortars
Mortar vz.97  Slovakia Mortar 98mm
Man-portable air-defense systems
SA-18 Grouse
IGLA-S MANPADS at IDELF-2008.jpg
 Russia MANPAD 72mm The only type of manpad active with the Slovak Army.

Vehicles

Model Image Origin Type Quantity Details
Tanks
T-72M1
Slovakia army 866.jpg
 Soviet Union
 Czechoslovakia
20 Standard main battle tank of the Slovak army.[6]
Infantry fighting vehicles and armoured personnel carriers
BVP-2
BVP-2 AČR.jpg
 Czechoslovakia IFV 91 Standard IFV of the Slovak army.[7]
BVP-1
Slovakia army 888.jpg
 Czechoslovakia IFV 69 236 in storage. Will be replaced by IFV BOV 8x8 or modernised to BVP-M level.
OT-90
BAHNA 2018 - 164.jpg
 Czechoslovakia APC 60 Main armoured personnel carrier of Slovak army.
BVP-M
Obrnene Vozidlo.jpg
 Slovakia IFV 17[8] Slovak modernised BVP-1 by 2018 with remote controlled turret TURRA 30 and new communication systems, more BVP-1 to be upgraded to BVP-M level.
BOV 8x8
Pansarterrängbil 360 Revinge 2015-2.jpg
 Finland
 Slovakia
IFV 1 (81 on order[9]) Slovak wheeled IFV based on Patria AMVXP will be delivered between 2018 and 2024.[10] Order currently postponed.
OT-64
BAHNA 2018 - 117.jpg
 Czechoslovakia
 Poland
APC Retired from service
Armoured vehicles
Tatrapan
Tatrapan.jpg
 Slovakia 70+ Tatrapan Zasa - personnel carrier

Tatrapan AMB - ambulance version

Tatrapan VSRV - command post vehicle

Aligator 4x4
Ex. STEADFAST JAZZ (10672762873).jpg
 Slovakia 42
Iveco LMV
Iveco LMV Lynx photo003.jpg
 Italy 10 Used by 5th Special Forces Regiment.[11]
International MaxxPro
Navistar MaxxPro.JPG
 United States ? Provided by USA during deployment to Afghanistan, after the completion of the mission US let the Slovak army keep the vehicles.[12] Currently mostly used by 5th Special Forces Regiment.
HMMWV
M1165 HMMWV (14196131396).jpg
 United States ? Purchased from USA during deployment in Afghanistan.[13] Mostly used by 5th Special Forces Regiment.
Polaris RZR
Swift Response 2016 (Image 1 of 16) 160607-A-RJ303-305.jpg
 United States Light utility vehicle 18 + 9 Can–Am BRP on order. Used by 5th Special Forces Regiment. [14]
BRDM-2
BRDM 2 TBiU 24 2.jpg
 Soviet Union 6 Will be retired from service.
Reconnaissance vehicles
RG-32M
Terrängbil 16 Revinge 2015.jpg
 South Africa 7 Modified version used as part of Slovak army communication system MOKYS.[15]
BPsV
BMP-1 AP 1.jpg
 Czechoslovakia 35 Most in storage.
BPsVI-ISTAR
Obrnene Vozidlo.jpg
 Slovakia 18 upgraded BPsV, in use of the Slovak Army by 2018
Artillery
155mm SpGH ZUZANA
155mm Skh Zuzana.jpg
 Slovakia Self propelled howitzer 16 Will be replaced by new 25s  155mm ShKH ZUZANA 2 until 2022[16]
RM-70/85 Modular
RM MODULAR.jpg
 Czechoslovakia
 Slovakia
Multiple rocket launcher 25[16]
D-30
FestiveFireworks2018-02.jpg
 Soviet Union Howitzer 9 Used only as ceremonial howitzer. More were sold to Afghanistan.
Engineering vehicles
AMB-S
OT-90 AMB-S.jpg
 Czechoslovakia
 Slovakia
Armoured military ambulance ? Based on a BVP-1 chassis
VPV
BREM-2 in Kubinka.jpg
 Czechoslovakia Armoured recovery vehicle ?
VT-72
BREM-1 - ETIF-2010 (1).jpg
 Soviet Union
 Czechoslovakia
Armoured recovery vehicle ?
VT-55A
IMG 2219 - Flickr - Al Jazeera English.jpg
 Soviet Union
 Czechoslovakia
Armoured recovery vehicle ?
AV-15
Tatra 815 AV 15 pic2.JPG
 Czechoslovakia Armoured recovery vehicle ?
UOS 155 Belarty
UOS 155 Belarty 2.jpg
 Slovakia Demining, combat engineering vehicle ? Based on a T-55 chassis
Božena 3 Božena 4 Božena 5
Tral bozena.jpg
 Slovakia Demining mechanical clearance ? Remote-controlled self-propelled mine roller
SVO A1  Slovakia Demining mechanical clearance ? Self-propelled mine-clearing charges launching system. Based on a BVP-1 chassis
MT-55A
Park of Military History Pivka - MT-55 bridgelayer.jpg
 Czechoslovakia
 Slovakia
Armoured vehicle-launched bridge 19
PM-55  Czechoslovakia Armoured vehicle-launched bridge ?
AM-50
Mostní automobil AM-50 pic1.JPG
 Czechoslovakia Armoured vehicle-launched bridge ?
PMS-815
IFOR Hungarian Army truck.JPEG
 Czechoslovakia Pontoon bridger ?
PTS-10
PTS Hun 3.jpg
 Soviet Union Tracked amphibious vehicle ?
Utility vehicles
Land Rover Defender 110 SW
Land Rover Defender 110 (maybe former UN vehicle).JPG
 United Kingdom Utility vehicle 170+
UAZ-469
UAZ-469 (4713547953).jpg
 Soviet Union Utility vehicle 300 Mostly in storage. Will be replaced by Land Rover Defender 110 SW.
Nissan Navara
Nissan Navara SE 2012 (11360367504).jpg
 Japan Utility vehicle ?
Nissan Pathfinder
Nissan-Pathfinder.jpg
 Japan Utility vehicle 105
Mercedes-Benz G-Class
Mercedes Benz G mil in Slovak Service.jpg
 Germany Utility vehicle ?
Mercedes-Benz G-300
Sotilasambulanssi Kotka 2013 1.JPG
 Germany Military ambulance 3+[17]
Volkswagen Transporter (T4)
Military ambulance Volkswagen Transporter T4.JPG
 Germany Military ambulance ?
Military trucks
AKTIS
TG MIL TGM (Austria).jpg
 Slovakia Utility truck 180+ Based from MAN TGM. More ordered
Tatra T-815
Tatra T815 Army.jpg
 Czechoslovakia Utility truck 800+ 6x6, 8x8, 10x10 versions, platform for fuel tanker, multifit, crane, recovery vehicle, bridge vehicle, etc.
Tatra 815-7
BAHNA 2018 - 434 crop.jpg
 Czech Republic Utility truck 100+ More ordered
Praga V3S
Praga V3S pic1.JPG
 Czechoslovakia Utility truck 300+ Will be replaced by AKTIS and Tatra 815-7
MAN HX
45M 28 Camo.jpg
 Germany Container carrier 10+

Note - all data is current as of 1 June 2020

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