Throughout their pre-deployment certification exercise Meryks, the
Strakonice-based troops not only performed ground air defence tasks, but
also had to respond to a range of situations which may be encountered
while on deployment, such as a traffic accident, an equipment failure or
a life threatening or medical emergency.
This is the third time the anti-aircraft missile
regiment deploys its task force to the Baltic States. As before, the
Czech unit will comprise service members with the 252nd Anti-Aircraft
Missile Detachment and their RBS-70 air defence systems. They will be
supported by soldiers representing military police and cyber security
The main task of the Czech contingent is to
provide air defence capabilities for the German-led battlegroup.
Alongside other NATO Allies and Partners, the Czech Army contributes to
improving cooperation and interoperability in airspace protection.