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The Army of the Czech Republic (Czech: Armáda České Republiky) comprise the land forces, the Czech Air Force and support units. From the late 1940s to 1989, the extensive Czechoslovak Armed Forces (about 200,000) formed one of the pillars of the Warsaw Pact military alliance. After the dissolution of Czechoslovakia, the Czech Republic is completing a major reorganization and reduction of the armed forces, which intensified after the Czech Republic joined NATO on 12 March 1999



  • The military's standard assault rifle is the vz. 58, a selective fire gas-operated rifle, which, as of 2009, is being currently replaced with the CZ-805 BREN.

    Main Battle Tanks 
  • T-72M4CZ: 30 Total
  • T-72M1: 93 Total

    Infantry Fighting Vehicles / Armored Personnel Carriers 
  • The BVP-1: 139 total
  • The BVP-2: 174 total
  • The BPzV: 76 total
  • The OT-64 and OT-90: Being phased out, 5 of the former, 17 of the latter.
  • The Pandur II: 107 total


The Czech Military in Fiction

  • The popular Arma series is made by a Czech company aptly named Bohemia Interactive Studio. As a tribute to the men and women of their country's armed forces, and to their Czech fans, they included the Czech military in the second game's expansion pack Operation Arrowhead. Later they released a DLC titled "Army of the Czech Republic" that expanded on this even further, adding more Czech units and vehicles and giving them their own single-player campaign.
    • A fan mod covers the army of Czechoslovakia.
  • A staple in the Wargame series, where their somewhat more diverse lineup rounds out the Warpac minors, contrasting with the simple-and-straightforward East Germans and the infantry-heavy Poles. The Czechs, for instance, are the only Warsaw Pact country to equip its infantry with the Vz 58 instead of a Kalashnikov variant, and to use the single-shot RPG-75 instead of the RPG-7.
  • Tankový prapor (1991). An Armed Farces movie satirizing life in a tank battalion under the communists. Adapted from the book Republic of Whores.
  • Dark Blue World (2001). Czech fighter pilots serving in the Battle of Britain.
  • Xx X has the Czech Army and Air Force fight against a Renegade Russian gang armed with a biological weapon.