Aero Vodochody has revived its L-159 light attack aircraft production line to produce a one-off twin-seat example for the Iraqi air force.

Iraq will receive the first new L-159 to be built in over a decade. The company is producing the aircraft to fulfil a 2015 contract for 14 of the type, which are largely coming from unwanted Czech air force orders using assets stored by the manufacturer at its Odolena Voda site.

The Czech air force originally ordered 72 aircraft, but after review, opted to reduce the fleet size to 24. […]