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New Slovak Defence Strategy sets out path to enhanced capabilities

9th February 2021 - 15:45 GMT | by Flavia Camargos Pereira in London

A new national defence strategy for Slovakia envisages that 20% of the annual defence budget will be spent on weapons and equipment procurement, with 2% also allocated to military R&D.

The government of Slovakia has refreshed its defence policy for the first time in 15 years, with a new set of goals to increase the capacities and capabilities of the armed forces.

The Slovak Defence Strategy — approved on 27 January by 108 out of 120 National Council members present — also envisages greater involvement from the domestic defence industry in providing systems and equipment.

The document states that developing the armed forces requires a focus on national and international requirements as well as on new threats.

It ‘contributes significantly to strengthening relations with our partners and, at the same

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Flavia Camargos Pereira


Flavia Camargos Pereira

Flavia Camargos Pereira is a North America editor at Shephard Media. She joined the company …

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