Military of Slovakia

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The Armed Forces of the Slovak Republic number 23,350 uniformed personnel. Slovakia joined NATO in March 2004.[2] From 2006 the army transformed into a fully professional organization and compulsory military service was abolished.


Structure of the Armed Forces

  • Training and Support Forces - comprising of NSE - National Support Element (Multifunctional Battalion, Transport Battalion, Repair Battalion), Garrison of capital city Bratislava, as well as Training Battalion, and various logistics and communication and information bases.

Slovakia's plan for defense reform is the Force 2015 Long-Term Plan, which strikes a balance between requirements and resources and which envisions a professionalized, combat-capable force of 22,000 uniformed personnel by 2009.

Combat equipment

Small arms & hand weapons:

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