Sunday 10 July 2022

Bohemian Brotherhood: List Of Czech Military Supplies To Ukraine

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 is updated as further military support is declared or uncovered.
* Purchases by the Ukrainian government from Czech defence companies.
** Purchases by NATO member states from Czech defence companies on behalf of Ukraine.
*** Crowdfunded by the Czech (and Slovak) public.
(Click on the vehicle or equipment type to get a picture of them)

Attack Helicopters (4+)

  • 4+ Mi-24Vs [July 2022. More examples pledged in July 2023]

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


Radars (2)

  • 2 SURN 1S91 (For 2K12M2 Kub-M2) [August 2023]

Tanks (~185)

  • ~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)
  • 16 T-72M1s* [Late 2022] (Purchased by Ukraine from Czechia)
  • T-72M1s [June 2022] (Purchased by Czechia from Bulgaria and delivered to Ukraine)
  • 1 T-72EA 'Tomáš'*** [October 2022] (Crowdfunded by the Czech public)
  • 11 T-72EAs* [Late 2022] (Purchased by Ukraine from Czechia)
  • 105 T-72EAs** [Delivered from January 2023 onwards] (Purchased by the Netherlands, the US and Denmark and restored/upgraded in Czechia and delivered to Ukraine)

Armoured Fighting Vehicles (Small Numbers)

Infantry Fighting Vehicles (106)

  • 50 BVP-1s [April 2022]
  • 56 Pbv 501As* [April 2022] (Purchased by Ukraine from Czechia)

Infantry Mobility Vehicles (3)

Towed Artillery (Small Numbers)


Self-Propelled Artillery (50+)


Multiple Rocket Launchers (30+)

Self-Propelled Anti-Aircraft Guns (115)

  • 15 14.5mm MR-2 'Viktors'*** [May 2023] (Crowdfunded by the Czech public)
  • 100 14.5mm MR-2s** [To be delivered] (Purchased by the Netherlands from Czechia, upgraded and delivered to Ukraine)

Man-Portable Air Defence Systems (160+)


Heavy Mortars (128+)


Anti-Tank Weaponry (10.000)


Reconnaissance Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (49)


Electronic Warfare Equipment (1 System And 1 Jammer)


Engineering Vehicles And Equipment

  • 2 Pontoon Bridges [June 2022]
  • Missing flag.png 5 Chemical, Biological, Radiological And Nuclear (CBRN) Vehicles [Before February 2023]
  • Missing flag.png 900 Metres Of Interim Bridges [Before February 2023]

Vehicles (47)

  • Missing flag.png 47 Vehicles [Before February 2023]

Small Arms


  • 1.5+ Million Artillery, Tank And Mortar Shells [Since February 2022]
  • 60.000+ Rockets (Including For BM-21 and RM-70 And Aviation Rockets) [Since February 2022]
  • 365+ 122mm Rockets*** (For RM-70 'Přemysl' and RM-70 'Vampire' MRLs) [Ater March 2023] (Crowdfunded by the Czech public)
  • 152mm, 125mm, 122mm and 120mm Artillery, Tank And Mortar Shells*** [After March 2023] (Crowdfunded by the Czech public)
  • 4.263.000 Rounds Of Small Arms Ammuntion [Since February 2022]
  • 155mm Artillery Rounds** (Via European Defense Agency) [Since 2022/2023]

Military Gear

  • Military Clothing [2022/2023]
  • Flak Vests*** [2022 and 2023] (Crowdfunded by the Czech public)
  • Chemical, Biological, Radiological And Nuclear (CBRN) Protection Material [Before February 2023]

Miscellaneous Equipment

  • Missing flag.png Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition, And Reconnaissance (ISTAR) Equipment [April 2023]
  • Tactical Decoys [Since 2022]
  • Spare Parts [2022/2023]
  • Medical Supplies [2022/2023]
  • Fuel [2022/2023]

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

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