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b_230_139_16777215_00___.._images_muzeu_1.jpgThe Armed Forces Museum (AFM) is a typological museum and reflects the most important military events and the best values inherited from our nation over the centuries of its history. It expresses the identity, memory, development and progress of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Albania. The idea for the construction of the Armed Forces Museum has started earlier, but it was implemented by order of the Minister, no. 252, date 04.06.2010. In 2012, the building, which is located inside the territory of the garrison “Skërderbej” (TRADOC) was reconstructed, turning it to museum functions. The Armed Forces Museum is located inside the territory of the garrison “Skënderbej”, TRADOC, Tirana.

b_230_204_16777215_00___.._images_muzeu_2.jpgThe museum building was part of the architecture designed by the Italian army in 1930-1931, for the engineering garrison of the Albanian Army. The project for the reconstruction of the building was carried out by the Institute of Research and Design of Defence Deeds (IRDDD). Project sponsors are private the companies: Eurocopter, Green Technology, Nexter Systems.

 



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The design of the square was made by the Museum and Institute of Research and Design of Defence Deeds staff. The interior design of the museum was made in cooperation with the museum staff, Institute of Research and Design of Defence Deeds and a group of professors from the Academy of Arts of the University of Tirana.



b_230_154_16777215_00___.._images_muzeu_4.jpgb_230_172_16777215_00___.._images_muzeu_5.jpgThe inauguration ceremony took place on December 4, 2012 in the presence of Prime Minister of the Republic of Albania, Mr. Sali Berisha, Minister of Defence, Mr. Arben Imami, Minister of Culture, Mr. Aldo Bumçi, Minister of Security Forces of the Republic of Kosovo, Mr. Agim Çeku, Defence Minister of Macedonia, Mr. Fatmir Besmi and many other dignitaries of the our country and foreign countries. The normal activity of the Armed Forces Museum began on December 5, 2012.

EVENTS & ANALYSIS

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on...
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“Smart Defence - An innovative approach to security challenges” 27 April 2012“Smart Defence” is a new way of thinking about generating the defence capabilities we need for the year 2020 and beyond...
“Smart Defense” A Smart Approach for the Balkan Region 18 march 2012 Rasmussen: “I know that in an age of austerity, we cannot spend more. But neither should we spend less. So the answer is to spend better...”
NATO, ‘Soft Power' and Social Media 23 march 2012 For those wanting to use soft power in foreign policy, social media offer intriguing ways to deliver messages to publics that may have been inaccessible in the past...
NATO Air Headquarters Ramstein passes missile defence test 04-05 april 2012 The operational headquarters for NATO's future territorial ballistic missile defence capability passed a significant technical test on 4-5 April...
Join the Armed Forces 25 July 2013 Criteria and documentations to become a professional soldier...
Military Review December 2013 Latest issue of "Military Review" magazine, in English language...
Moving Forward To End Violence Against Women 08 July 2013 --by Lakshmi Puri, Acting Head of UN Women and Assistant Secretary-General...
Two approaches towards “operational capability” – Bring them as closer as possible June 2012Strategic Defence Review (SDR) in Albania has already reached the stage, when lining-up and linking...

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