SLOVAKIA

 

Population
Defence budget 2010
GDP 2009
Land area
Capital
Life expectancy
Population growth rate
5.4 million
Euros 900 million (US$1,098 million)
Euros 90 billion (US$109 billion)
49,035 sq kms (18,932 sq miles)
Bratislava (Population 455,000)
75.4 years
0.12 per cent
 
 
Total Armed Forces  
Army (Land Forces)
Air Brigade
Training & Support Command
Central Staff (including medical)
Ready Reserves

7,000
4,000
3,500
1,500
5,000


Note: All figures above are approximate. Conscription was abolished in 2006.

The plan for the Slovakian 2015 Armed Forces structure calls for a fully professional force of around 22,000 personnel. Due to recent financial difficulties this may be difficult to achieve.

Slovakia provides a contingent to the EU's Czech-Slovak Battle Group.
   
MINISTRY OF DEFENCE  

Contact Details



 

Ministry of Defence
Kutuzovova 8
83247 Bratislava
Slovakia
 


 

ARMY ORGANISATION

 

Army Strength: approximately 7,000


Slovakian Army Outline Structure

Slovakian Army Outline Structure

Notes:
(1) Units under direct command of the Joint Forces Headquarters include 1 x Special Forces Group (5th Battalion), 1 x Communication Battalion, 1 x Military Police Battalion and 1 x Reconnaissance Battalion.
(2) The operational units of the Aviation and Air Defence Brigade include a Combat Flight Base (Silac), 1 x Transport Squadron (Kuchyna), 1 x Helicopter Battalion (Presov) and 1 x Air Defence Battalion (Nitra).

 

 SLOVAKIAN ARMY BRIGADE OUTLINE           

Slovakian Army Brigade Outline

Note:
The 2nd Brigade includes 1 x Mixed Mechanised Battalion (with T-72 MBT), 1 x Artillery Battalion and 1 x Engineer Battalion. Company sized elements are attached to the Brigade depending upon the operational requirement.
 


 

MAJOR ARMY EQUIPMENT

 

Main Battle Tanks 200 x T-72M - some M1A (many T-72M in store)
Armoured Infantry Fighting Vehicle (AIFV) 250 x BMP-1 (tracked many probably in store)
  90 x BMP-2 (tracked)

Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC)

100 x OT-90 (Tracked)

Self Propelled Artillery 100 x 152 mm M-77 Dana
  16 x 155 mm M-2000 Zuzana
Towed Artillery 50 x 122 mm D-30
Multi Launch Rocket Systems (MRLS) 50 x 122 mm RM-70
  26 x 227 mm RM-70 MODULAR
Mortars (Mor) 30 x 120 mm (estimate)
Anti-Tank (Atk) Possibly 200 x AT-5 SP on BMP
  Some AT-3 probably remain in service
  Possibly 100 x AT-4
Low Level Air Defence (LLAD) SA-16 & SA-7 (MANPADS)

 


 

AIR FORCE ORGANISATION

 

Air Force Strength: 4,000

Outline Air Force Structure:

HQ Air Operations Command (COMOPSAIR)
1 Wing Air Defence, Attack and Training (Sliac Air Base)
2 Wing Transport (Malacky-Kuchyna Air Base)
3 Wing Helicopters (Presov Air Base)
Air Defence Brigade
Air Force Flying School
Maintenance Group
Logistic Group

Each Air Wing has between two or three squadrons.
 


 

MAJOR AIR FORCE EQUIPMENT

 

Fighter/Interceptor (Ftr) 21 x MiG-29 UB (12 modernised to NATO standard)
Training (Trg) 13 x L39 Albatross
Transport (Tpt) 2 x An-26
  7 x L-410
Helicopters (Hel) 12 x Mi-24D (attack)
  12 x Mi-17 Hip H (support)
  6 x Mi-2 Hopolite (utility)
Air Defence (AD) 14 x SA-6 Gainful (launchers)
  12 x SA-10 Grumble (launchers)
  48 x SA-13 Gopher SP on MTLB)

 

CURRENT UNIT DEPLOYMENTS
(over platoon strength 30 personnel. These are approximate figures)

NATO (ISAF) Afghanistan 230
NATO (KFOR) Kosovo 146
EUFOR Bosnia 30