Ten soldiers completed Basic Leadership Development Course in Special Operations Battalion barracks "Drgomalj". The Course was held from January 30th to February 24th.
New RC aircraft: F-16 or Gripen
The last few weeks has become the current U.S. diplomatic offer of Dutch F-16 Block 15 which would be modernized. The price of such "modernized" aircraft would hover around 10 million apiece, that no spare parts, weapons, training, documentation, and other equipment
The Croatian state leadership decided that combat aviation remains an integral part of the Croatian Air Force and Air Defense, and the Croatian sky will not have to supervise the members of NATO, is a portal Defender.hr learned from sources close to the president's office. The same source said he will reject the idea of repair MIG considering that Croatia has long decided to protect its own airspace, and the Russian technique does not fit into its long-term strategic commitment.
"In fact, last year within the NATO alliance emerged the concept of" Smart Defense "which implies more interoperability, sharing of resources, logistics, etc. in order to reduce costs. If by any chance keep Croatia's MIG 21 difficult to make with any Who within the NATO alliance could share common resources, spare parts, etc., "said our source who added that a final decision is sure to bring this year, and considering all the above are the only other game in the aircraft and the F-16 fighter.
The last few weeks has become the current U.S. diplomatic offer of Dutch F-16 Block 15 which would be modernized. The price of such "modernized" aircraft would hover around 10 million apiece, that no spare parts, weapons, training, documentation, and other equipment. It is about 29 aircraft produced by the Dutch Air Force mid-80s, which are conserved and they were never carried out modernization.
Source portals Defender.hr noted and are discussed and offer the Swedish Saab Gripen aircraft for, especially for aircraft which is used by the Swedish Air Force, because the Swedes offer a specific offset program, much newer aircraft and the best long-term maintenance costs and use of aircraft, but believes that because of the difficult economic situation SAAB must make extra efforts when it comes to price conditions and terms of payment for the Republic of Croatia.
And here's the original article:
This fits into other rumors I heared recently. Most significantly, a member of a croatian aviation forum, who is a senior officer of the Croatian Armed Forces, reported about a high-level meeting which took place last week. Our Chief of Staff, Air Force commander, numerous senior officers and even retired Air Force commanders, including Imra Agotić participated. The officer had a meeting with deputy chief of staff Barić right after the first meeting and Barić told him that all energy is being directed at getting new fighters. General Barić was apparently in very good mood following the meeting.
Let's hope that something will finally be done. The fact that none of this got to the media is also a good sign, and maybe there's a chance that one day soon we'll wake up to a headlines that Croatia signed a contract for fighters.
Almost the german one about the F-4, altought absurd was officilally confirmed: now it seems there are only speculations without any official notice.
In every case, how they would be payed for? No new funding in the budget for them.
The Defense Ministry is considering the sale of 40-50 AMV Patria armored vehicles that are manufactured in Đuro Đakovic and thus earned funds would be directed to equip the Navy patrol boats, bringing Defender.hr portal.
Writing of this site was generally confirmed to Večernji list by MOD, but also emphasized that no decision has been made on the sale.
- MOD is already aware that at the moment and the pace of production not all contracted vehicles are necessary. We welcome the efforts of Patria and Đuro Đaković for sale in third markets. Using vehicles from MOD's quota for such sale would, among other things, provide „easier breathing " in regard of budgetary costs - said high-ranking source in the ministry.
Ministry of Defense, if such agreement with a third country is achieved, would have at their disposal several hundred million kunas more than previously planned, which could be used in realization of their priorities. One of them, states Defense Ministry is the procurement of patrol boats for the Coast Guard.
At the training ground "Gašinci 'a final live fire exercise of moving and stationary targets with anti-tank guided missile systems," Maljutka "," Fagot " and " Konkurs" has bean held.
Only one pic by... MoD I guess short video of live firing is science fiction to them.
Defence Minister Anthony Kotromanovic signed today, on 2 March, ten o'clock of contracts for military equipment (clothing and footwear) for equipping the Armed Forces with 21 Croatian company - manufacturers of clothing and footwear, valued at approximately 32.5 million kuna.
Contracts with the MOD on behalf of the bidder and the Community in relation to the procurement of combat uniforms and footwear for members of Armed Forces signed by the representatives of the companies' Crocodile International Ltd. " and "Inkop Footwear Ltd", procurement contracts and other garments for the CAF business representatives "Seagull Omis Inc.", "HEMC Djakovo Ltd", "Clothing Ltd. Zagreb", "FC dd Varazdin," "Sock Factory Adriatic dd" "Orljava Ltd. Pozega," and "doo Zagreb hat."
In a statement to the media after signing the contract Kotromanovic Minister said that the MoD has decided to cooperate with local companies to manufacture military equipment because he wants to contribute to the development of Croatian economy. He also pointed out that "the signing of contracts for military equipment, we want to show that the armed forces are not only consumers, but also a generator of economic development and certain products that can be competitive in the world." Kotromanovic Minister added that Croatia produces all clothing and footwear worn by Croatian soldiers in missions around the world, and stressed that the MoD will continue to promote the Croatian producers abroad. "In this regard I can announce that this year we have produced our military industries represented on the two corps of military equipment and weapons - in Albania and Azerbaijan," said Kotromanovic.
Minister Kotromanovic this occasion presented a certificate of introduction into operational use in the CAF VHS assault rifle, a producer of "HS Produkt" from Karlovac, CEO Zeljko Pavlin. He added that it is extremely with a good product that will seriously compete with others in the world and contribute to the Croatian Army is operational and capable for the tasks that await. He also pointed out that this gun already in use in the Armed Forces and has been tested in the Croatian mission in Afghanistan, the Golan Heights and Sierra Leone. "This year we plan to purchase about a thousand VHS assault rifles, a weapon which it enters into widespread operational use of the Armed Forces," he added Kotromanovic. Director of HS Produkt Zeljko Pavlin said that he has a gun and some novelties such as an optical sight, which was developed in collaboration with the Institute Ruder Boskovic, and grenade launcher, which allows the rifle out any combat tasks. "The specificity of this rifle is that it further develop and optimize the use of the left-handed and right-handed, which has no single rifle in the world," Pavlin said.
Representatives of Croatian companies manufacturers of military equipment with which they are now signed contracts are especially thanked the Ministry of Defence is recognized as a government body can utilize the potentials of domestic industry and on the other manufacturers can offer high quality product at a price konkuretnoj. Manufacturers of military equipment are considered to have contracts worth 32 million these companies a significant boost in crisis and help stabilize the domestic production.
Croatian textile and clothing industry has more than 30,000 employees and the other is in the manufacturing industry by number of employees. It is extremely affected by the crisis, and in the last five years, 10,000 workers have lost their jobs. MOD is one of the first to recognize the importance of this industry and its problems and has enabled the textile and footwear manufacturers to employ their capacity and receive multi-year contracts, highlighted among other manufacturers.
Finally new ballistic combat vest model M404http://www.kroko.hr/hr/products/3/pr...25/kroko-m404/ in green digital pattern, now we can hope to see it in use. [IMG]http://i44.*******.com/1zzlzyc.jpg[/IMG]
1000 new VHS assault rifles, optional optical sight is finished. Perfect rifle for Patria AMV crews.[IMG]http://i41.*******.com/4j562q.jpg[/IMG]
HS-m I have seen it in use in BSD but it will be more than welcome in MP also with its 19+1 capacity magazines.[IMG]http://i39.*******.com/25q3e5s.jpg[/IMG]
More photos galleryhttp://www.jutarnji.hr/vojska-dobiva...0784/?secId=79
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[*******#333333]An Mi-8 helo with 8 crew was deployed from Divulje air station to Montenegro, to help that country cope with heavy snowfall.
...and going home.
So, according to Večernji list our defense minister, distinguished officer in Homeland War, stated that owning fighter jets are huge obligations and expensive toys and that some NATO members do not have its own fleet (Luxembourg, Baltic countries, Bulgaria ).Ministar obrane smatra kako bi bilo dobro da Hrvatska ima vlastito zrakoplovstvo, no dodao je kako je riječ o velikim obvezama i "skupim igračkama" te naveo niz zemalja NATO-a koje svoju flotu nemaju, poput Luksemburga, baltičkih zemalja, Bugarske... Ipak, rekao je kako bi to bilo dobro za Hrvatsku te kako će se to i napraviti ako postoje mogućnosti.
First, Luxembourg is way too small to own its fighters, Baltic states probably regret now that they didn't invest in their own fighters - and from where did Kotromanović concluded that Bulgaria does not have its own combat air force..
For saying that nonsense he should have shot himself in leg with one of those HS pistols. Just to wake up.
Not to mention that he regards fighters like toys.
I wonder if he had such opinion in 1995. in western Bosnia about Mi24 Hind gunships.