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High Tech Warriors

The German infantry will get the most high-standing, modern and most comprehensive clothing, protection and carrying system as well as command and communication capabilities and improved weaponry. "Gladius” represents a milestone for the troops in the area of protection, command capability and efficiency in operations.

Guided Missiles for Multiple Rocket Launchers

With the Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (GMLRS) a high precision engagement of targets at a distance of up to 70 kilometres will become possible for the first time.

The Battle of Nations of Leipzig

The Battle of Nations at the gates of Leipzig in autumn 1813 constituted the climax of the liberation wars against Napoleon. Between the 16th and 19th October, the coalition forces of Austria, Prussia, Russia and Sweden, which outnumbered the French army, defeated the latter decisively, thereby ending Napoleon’s supremacy in Europe.

The "Trachenberg Plan”

From 1813 to 1815 our ancestors waged the deciding campaign against Napoleon that brought about a restructuring of Europe. Trying to overcome their nationalism European states joined forces with the common aim to end Napoleon’s supremacy.

Commentary: The Austrian Armed Forces: Waiting for … what?

Napoleon: Genius - Military Commander - Emperor (Part II)

The second part of the contribution on the person Napoleon Bonarparte deals with Napoleon as a soldier, prudent planner, strategist and politician.

The Musée de l’Armée: In Remembrance of "la Grande Nation”

The Musée de l’Armée in Paris may be rightly called one of the biggest and most significant military museums of Europe or even worldwide. It is housed in the historically and architecturally most interesting Hôtel National des Invalides.

Psychology: Emergency Response Psychology in the Austrian Armed Forces

"The Most Hideous Thing an Eye May Ever See”

The contribution explores the medical care of soldiers wounded in the Battle of Nations of Leipzig and their treatment in the Napoleonic Wars.

Karl Philipp, Prince of Schwarzenberg (1771 - 1820)

The defeater of Napoleon in the Battle of Nations of Leipzig also faught as an officer in the Austrian Army against the Ottoman Empire and acted as a diplomat at both the court of the Russian Tsar in St. Petersburg and that of Napoleon in Paris.


Each of the combat training centres subordinated to the "Ausbildungs­zentrum Heer” of the Swiss Army has a new simulation system. With these systems on-going simulation exercises can be processed in real time.

Task Verbs III

This article is the third part of the series introducing NATO Task Verbs and explaining their implementation in the Austrian Armed Forces (AAF).


For over 100 years Islam has been a recognised denomination in Austria. Numerous Muslim soldiers already served in the Austro-Hungarian Army. Today, they are still an integral part of the Austrian Armed Forces.

"Phönix” The Command Information System of the Austrian Armed Forces

The command information system "Phönix” was developed by the Austrian Armed Forces itself. Besides being a modern support tool of staff work at all echelons and in all phases of operation, it ensures "cross-linked operational command.”

Protection Against Electromagnetic Threats

During the last decades, the use of electromagnetic sources has steadily increased. They are used by authorities to fight terrorism and crime, but also by criminal and terrorist circles.

Focus: Air Defence - quo vadis?

2nd Air Defence Battalion The 2nd Air Defence Battalion is a combat unit of the air surveillance branch that provides protection and defence measures in case sensitive infrastructure is attacked.

Air Target Firing on the Baltic Coast

Since 2003, air defence units of the Austrian Armed Forces have been conducting exercises on the Baltic coast. A good cooperation with the German Bundeswehr, on the one hand, and the Baltic coast, on the other hand, are favourable conditions for life firing with cannons and guided missiles.

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