Sunday, 10 July 2022

Bohemian Brotherhood: List Of Czech Military Aid To Ukraine

By Stijn Mitzer and Joost Oliemans in collaboration with Jakub Janovsky
Amongst all the countries that have provided military support to Ukraine, the Czech Republic is often named in one breath with powers such as the U.S. and the United Kingdom. By early April 2022, the volume of military aid provided by Czechia to Ukraine already approached some $430 million, making the country one of the largest contributers of military aid in NATO. This aid has included anything from small arms and MANPADS to heavier weaponry like tanks, infantry fighting vehicles (IFVs), SAM systems, multiple rocket launchers (MRLs) and even Mi-24V attack helicopters.
Although the Czech Republic does not disclose details of its arms deliveries, a great deal of information has meanwhile been uncovered and several weapon types have already been spotted in Ukraine. Interestingly, this does not only include equipment delivered from Czech Army stocks, but also weapons systems purchased from Czech and Bulgarian defence contractors. In addition, Czech defence companies have started repairing and overhauling Ukrainian equipment that has been damaged in the fighting or that was stored prior to the outbreak of the war. [1]

The following list attempts to keep track of military equipment delivered or pledged to Ukraine by Czechia during the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine. The entries below are sorted by armament category (with a flag denoting the country of origin). Due to the confidential nature of some arms deliveries they can serve only as a lower bound to the total volume of weaponry delivered. This list doesn't include equipment purchases by Ukraine from Czech defence companies or crowdfunded equipment. This list is updated as further military support is declared or uncovered.
(Click on the vehicle or equipment type to get a picture of them)

Tanks (50+)

  • ~50 T-72M1s [April, May and June 2022 and April 2023] (Some delivered from Czech stocks in exchange for 15 Leopard 2A4 MBTs and 1 Büffel ARV through the German 'Ringtausch' programme)
  • T-72M1s [June 2022] (Purchased by Czechia from Bulgaria and delivered to Ukraine)

Armoured Fighting Vehicles

Infantry Fighting Vehicles (106)


Heavy Mortars

Towed Artillery


Self-Propelled Artillery (~40)


Multiple Rocket Launchers (30+)

Surface-To-Air Missile (SAM) Systems (6 Launchers And 2 Batteries)


(Attack) Helicopters  (2+)

Man-Portable Air Defence Systems (160)


Small Arms

Miscellaneous Equipment (2)

Pbv 501A IFVs (a Swedish modification of the Soviet BMP-1) pictured before their transfer to Ukraine.

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