Ground Forces of the Slovak Republic

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
RoundelSlovak Army Roundel.svg
Military unit

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

Structure

Ground Forces of the Slovak Republic is located in Slovakia
Martin
Martin
Nitra
Nitra
Levice
Levice
Sereď
Sereď
Michalovce
Michalovce
Hlohovec
Hlohovec
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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

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
  • 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 on BRDM-2, 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
ČZ vz. 82 CZ 82 IMG 1785 noBg.jpg  Czechoslovakia Handgun 9×18mm Standard service pistol.[citation needed]
CZ P-09 CZ P-07 gun.jpg  Czech Republic Handgun 9×19mm Parabellum Replacing the ČZ vz. 82.[citation needed]
Submachine gun
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 favour of German models.[citation needed]
Heckler & Koch MP5 MP5.jpg  Germany Submachine gun 9×19mm Parabellum Only used by the 5th Special Forces Regiment.[citation needed]
Heckler & Koch UMP HKUMP45.JPG  Germany Submachine gun 9×19mm Parabellum Used by the 5th Special Forces Regiment and military police.[citation needed]
Carbine
vz. 58 V Sa 58-JH04.jpg  Czechoslovakia Carbine 7.62×39mm Used by mechanized infantry and airborne units.[citation needed]
Heckler & Koch HK416 HK416N.png  Germany Carbine 5.56×45mm NATO Limited use with 5th Special Forces Regiment.[citation needed]
Colt M4A1 PEO M4 Carbine RAS M68 CCO.png  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.[citation needed]
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.[citation needed]
Machine guns
UK vz. 59 Kulomet UK-L vzor 59.jpg  Czechoslovakia General purpose machine gun 7.62×54mmR Will be retired from service
FN MINIMI Para FN MINIMI PARA 3.jpg  Belgium Light machine gun 5.56×45mm NATO Standard light machine gun of Slovak Army[5]
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.[citation needed]
Sniper rifles
SVD SVD Dragunov.jpg  Soviet Union Designated marksman rifle 7.62×54mmR Standard designated marksman rifle of the Slovak Army.[citation needed]
Sako TRG 2022 USASOC International Sniper Competition Image 13 of 20 7111506 220324-A-OP908-667.jpg  Finland Sniper rifle .338 Lapua Magnum used by Military Police[6]
Heckler & Koch HK417 Heckler & Koch HK417 Sniper Rifle of PASKAL.JPG  Germany Designated marksman rifle 7.62×51mm NATO Used only by special forces.[citation needed]
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.[citation needed]
AW.50 MK2 AW50.png  United Kingdom Sniper rifle 12.7×99mm NATO
Barrett M82  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.[citation needed]
Anti-tank warfare
AT-4 Spigot 9M111 AT-4 Spigot.jpg  Soviet Union Anti-tank missile 120mm
9M113 Konkurs Фагот ПТРК 9К111.jpg  Soviet Union Anti-tank missile 135mm
RPG-7 RPG-7V1_grenade_launcher_-_RaceofHeroes-part2-22  Soviet Union Rocket-propelled grenade 85mm used by 1st Mechanized Brigade (Slovakia)[7]
RPG-75 RPG-75.JPG  Czechoslovakia Rocket-propelled grenade 68mm Standard anti-tank weapon of the Slovak Army.[citation needed]
Spike LR2 SPIKE ATGM.jpg  Israel Anti-tank missile 130mm 10 launchers and 100 missiles[8]
MATADOR MATADOR Stand.jpg  Israel Anti-tank weapon 90mm Will become the standard anti-tank weapon and replace both the Carl Gustav and RPG-75.[citation needed]
Carl Gustav M4 Carl Gustav M4 Kokonaisturvallisuus 2015.jpg  Sweden Anti-tank weapon 84mm Today used by the 5th Special Forces Regiment.[9]
Mortars
Mortar vz.97  Slovakia Mortar 98mm
Man-portable air-defense systems
SA-18 Grouse IGLA-S MANPADS at IDELF-2008.jpg  Russia Man-portable air-defense system 72mm The only type of man-portable air-defense system active with the Slovak Army.[citation needed]

Vehicles

Model Image Origin Type Quantity Details
Tanks
T-72M1 Slovakia army 866.jpg  Soviet Union
Main battle tank 30 Standard main battle tank of the Slovak army.[10]
Leopard 2A4 Panzermuseum Munster 2010 0748.JPG  Germany
Main battle tank 0+15 To be delivered by Germany. In exchange, Slovakia will send 30 BMP-1s to Ukraine.[11]
Infantry fighting vehicles and armoured personnel carriers
BVP-1 Slovakia army 888.jpg  Czechoslovakia Infantry fighting vehicle 69 236 in storage. Will be replaced by BOV 8x8 and CV90. 30 will be sent to Ukraine.[11]
BVP-2 BVP-2 AČR.jpg  Czechoslovakia Infantry fighting vehicle 91 Standard infantry fighting vehicle of the Slovak army.[12]
OT-90 BAHNA 2018 - 164.jpg  Czechoslovakia Armoured personnel carrier 60 Main armoured personnel carrier of Slovak army.[citation needed]
BVP-M Obrnene Vozidlo.jpg  Slovakia Infantry fighting vehicle 17[13] 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.[citation needed]
Combat Vehicle 90 Stridsfordon 90 Revinge 2012-2.jpg  Sweden Infantry fighting vehicle 0 (152 on order) The Slovak Government signed off on the decision to procure 152 BAE Systems Hägglunds Combat Vehicle 90 Mark IV (CV90 MkIV) armed with a 35mm cannon as its preferred tracked infantry fighting vehicle through a government-to-government (G2G) agreement with Sweden on 28 June 2022.[14]
BOV 8x8 Pansarterrängbil 360 Revinge 2015-2.jpg  Finland
 Slovakia
Infantry fighting vehicle 1 (76 on order[15]) Slovak wheeled infantry fighting vehicle based on Patria AMVXP will be delivered between 2023 and 2028.[16]
Armoured vehicles
BRDM-2 BRDM 2 TBiU 24 2.jpg  Soviet Union 6 Will be retired from service.[citation needed]
9P148 BRDM-2 Stalin line - 9P148.JPG  Soviet Union ATGM launcher vehicle with 5 wire-guided 9M113 Konkurs - used by 1st Mechanized Brigade (Slovakia)[17]
Aligator 4x4 Ex. STEADFAST JAZZ (10672762873).jpg  Slovakia 42
Tatrapan Tatrapan.jpg  Slovakia 70+ Tatrapan Zasa - personnel carrier
Tatrapan AMB - ambulance version
Tatrapan VSRV - command post vehicle
Iveco LMV Iveco LMV Lynx photo003.jpg  Italy 10 Used by 5th Special Forces Regiment.[18]
Humvee M1165 HMMWV (14196131396).jpg  United States ? Purchased from the United States during deployment in Afghanistan.[19] Mostly used by 5th Special Forces Regiment.[citation needed]
International MaxxPro Navistar MaxxPro.JPG  United States MRAP ? Provided by the United States during deployment to Afghanistan, after the completion of the mission US let the Slovak army keep the vehicles.[20] Currently mostly used by 5th Special Forces Regiment.[citation needed]
Polaris RZR Swift Response 2016 (Image 1 of 16) 160607-A-RJ303-305.jpg  United States All-terrain vehicle 18 + 9 Can–Am BRP on order. Used by 5th Special Forces Regiment. [21]
Reconnaissance vehicles
BPsV BMP-1 AP 1.jpg  Czechoslovakia 35 Most in storage.[citation needed]
BPsVI-ISTAR Obrnene Vozidlo.jpg  Slovakia 18 Upgraded BPsV, in use of the Slovak Army by 2018.[citation needed]
RG-32M Terrängbil 16 Revinge 2015.jpg  South Africa 7 Modified version used as part of Slovak army communication system MOKYS.[22]
Artillery
RM-70/85 Modular RM MODULAR.jpg  Czechoslovakia Multiple rocket launcher 25[23]
155 mm SpGH Zuzana 155mm Skh Zuzana.jpg  Slovakia Self propelled howitzer 41 Will be replaced by 25 new 155 mm ShKH Zuzana 2 by 2022.[23]
D-30 FestiveFireworks2018-02.jpg  Soviet Union Towed howitzer 9 Used only as ceremonial howitzer. More were sold to Afghanistan.[citation needed]
Engineering vehicles
VPV BREM-2 in Kubinka.jpg  Czechoslovakia Armoured recovery vehicle ?
VT-72 BREM-1 - ETIF-2010 (1).jpg  Czechoslovakia Armoured recovery vehicle ?
VT-55A IMG 2219 - Flickr - Al Jazeera English.jpg  Czechoslovakia Armoured recovery vehicle ?
AV-15 Tatra 815 AV 15 pic2.JPG  Czechoslovakia Armoured recovery vehicle ?
AMB-S OT-90 AMB-S.jpg  Czechoslovakia Armoured military ambulance ? Based on a BVP-1 chassis.[citation needed]
AM-50 Mostní automobil AM-50 pic1.JPG  Czechoslovakia Armoured vehicle-launched bridge ?
MT-55A Park of Military History Pivka - MT-55 bridgelayer.jpg  Czechoslovakia Armoured vehicle-launched bridge 19
PM-55  Czechoslovakia Armoured vehicle-launched bridge ?
PMS-815 IFOR Hungarian Army truck.JPEG  Czechoslovakia Pontoon bridger ?
UOS 155 Belarty  Slovakia Demining, combat engineering vehicle ? Based on a T-55 chassis.[citation needed]
Božena 3 Božena 4 Božena 5 Bozena PICT0146.JPG  Slovakia Demining mechanical clearance ? Remote-controlled self-propelled mine roller.[citation needed]
SVO A1  Slovakia Demining mechanical clearance ? Self-propelled mine-clearing charges launching system. Based on a BVP-1 chassis.[citation needed]
Utility vehicles
UAZ-469 UAZ-469 (4713547953).jpg  Soviet Union Utility vehicle 300 Mostly in storage. Will be replaced by Land Rover Defender 110 SW.[citation needed]
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+[24]
Volkswagen Transporter (T4) Military ambulance Volkswagen Transporter T4.JPG  Germany Military ambulance ?
Nissan Pathfinder Nissan-Pathfinder.jpg  Japan Utility vehicle 105
Nissan Navara Nissan Navara SE 2012 (11360367504).jpg  Japan Utility vehicle ?
Land Rover Defender 110 SW Land Rover Defender 110 (maybe former UN vehicle).JPG  United Kingdom Utility vehicle 170+
Military trucks
Praga V3S Praga V3S pic1.JPG  Czechoslovakia Utility truck 300+ Will be replaced by AKTIS and Tatra 815-7.[citation needed]
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.[citation needed]
AKTIS TG MIL TGM (Austria).jpg  Slovakia Utility truck 180+ Based from MAN TGM. More ordered.[citation needed]
Tatra 815-7 BAHNA 2018 - 434 crop.jpg  Czech Republic Utility truck 100+ More ordered.[citation needed]
MAN HX 45M 28 Camo.jpg  Germany Container carrier 10+

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