The Czech Republic will send a mechanized battalion to the Allied Rapid Reaction Corps, said the Chief of the General Staff of the Czech Republic, Lieutenant General Aleš Opata on Friday.
"The Czech Republic will send 800 servicemen and 200 units of equipment to the Allied Rapid Reaction Corps that can deploy within 30 days.” He explained that the Czech Republic is sending a mechanized ground forces battalion.
The project of the Allied Rapid Reaction Corps was discussed in Brussels on February 13 and 14 by the Defense Ministers of NATO member countries. It will be implemented by 2021.
The North Atlantic Alliance called this initiative "4х30." It means that any group at operational readiness should include 30 mechanized battalions, 30 warships and 30 air squadrons ready for deployment within 30 days.