Czech Republic to receive US military assistance worth USD106 million
Jiří Táborský, of the Press Section of the Czech ministry of Defense, announced on October 3 that the United States Congress endorsed a military assistance package for the Czech Republic valued at USD 100 million from the Foreign Military Financing program to bolster the modernization of the Czech Armed Forces and to partly replace the materiel supplies to Ukraine, plus additional USD 6 million from the Countering Russian Influence Fund for building deployable cyber response teams to be formed in the Czech Armed Forces.
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“The United States will help us protect our deployed service members, our equipment and weapon systems against the Russian threat, be it technology or information based“, Defence Minister Jana Černochová said (Picture source: Czech MoD)
“We will invest the funding into our defense modernization and into further assistance to Ukraine. We regard the donation as a token of appreciation of the Czech help to Ukraine from the outset of the conflict and of our responsible attitude on the security of our country and that of our Allies, and we are grateful for that,” Defence Minister Jana Černochová said.
“The United States will help us protect our deployed service members, our equipment and weapon systems against the Russian threat, be it technology or information based. We need hardware and software that we will be able to take along the downrange. Modern equipment has to be protected equally; antivirus is no longer enough,” Brigadier General Miroslav Feix commented on the creation of the deployable cyber response teams and went on to say it will not be a center in the physical sense, but rather software and hardware to be used by the Czech Armed Forces units.
The Czech Republic is one of the biggest providers of military assistance to Ukraine. From the beginning of the conflict, the Czech Republic donated military materiel worth over CZK 3.8 billion (USD 153 million). For security reasons, the details of this assistance will only be disclosed after the conflict ends.