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EU Parliament

The European Parliament is the only EU organ democratically elected every five years by the citizens of the European Union. The next European elections will take place from 22 to 25 May.

The German-Danish War of 1864 - Land Operations

150 years ago, Prussia and Austria fought Denmark in the German-Danish War over the Duchy of Silesia.

Baron Ludwig Karl Wilhelm von Gablenz (1814-1874) - Brother-in-Arms and Enemy of Prussia.

The Command Sergeant Major: The Significance of Training

Liberation Wars 1813 - 1814

The term liberation wars refers to the wars of 1813/1814 against the foreign rule of Napoleon in Europe until his exile to the island of Elba.

Austria’s Accession to MCCE and ATARES

In the Planning Guideline of the Austrian Armed Forces air support was determined as a goal of the Armed Forces. The essential objective is ensuring air support for the Austrian units committed in the areas of operation.

Psychology: The Invisible Enemy

Soldier of the Future - Trend-setting Steps

In response to the increasing demands of soldiers, armed forces worldwide have been launching soldier modernisation programmes over the past years.

Museum: Following the Traces of Seafaring along the Dalmatian Coast - The Military Maritime Museum in Split, Croatia

The Maritime Museum, with which the Military Maritime Museum was amalgamated in 1962, was established in 1925 in the Gripe Fortress, built by the Venetians in the 17th century as a bulwark against Ottoman incursions on Split.

Target Acquisition Artillery

At the Artillery School in Idar-Oberstein the history of the German target acquisition artillery is impressively documented following the initiative of the members of the Gesellschaft für Artilleriekunde.

Focus: Reconnaissance and Artillery Battalion - Five Years of Progress and Development

4th Reconnaissance and Artillery Battalion

The battalion is the only operational unit in the Waldviertel region continuously contributing stand-by forces to the Austrian Armed Forces’ international operations.

Joint Fire Support at Exercise Handwerk 2014

The 4th Reconnaissance and Artillery Battalion, as the fire support element of the 4th Mechanised Infantry Brigade, took advantage of exercise Handwerk 2014 to apply the Joint Fire Support concept with the available sensors (reconnaissance patrol and observers).

Destruction of Chemical Weapons - Example Case Syria

The destruction of the chemical weapons arsenal in Syria causes a number of problems for the international community, which, however, may be solved.

Assistance Operation in Carinthia

In an assistance operation from 1 to 11 February, over 500 male and female soldiers of the Austrian Armed Forces used heavy engineer equipment and helicopters to deal with enormous snow masses.

"Hot Blade 2013”

From 12 July to 3 August 2013, the multinational helicopter exercise Hot Blade, an EDA project, took place. For this exercise the Austrian Armed Forces, for the first time, conducted a helicopter transport by sea.

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