L-159 ALCA

Czech Government Approves L-159 Sale to Iraq

The Czech Ministry of Defence (MoD) will allow the sale of 15 Aero Vodochody L-159 ALCA light attack and training aircraft to Iraq, it announced on 27 August. The MoD reached an agreement with Czech aircraft maker Aero Vodochody to transfer 11 surplus Army of the Czech Republic (ACR) L-159A aircraft held in storage and […]

Amid Militant Attacks, Iraq Eyes Czech Choppers

The Czech Republic is in talks to possibly sell military helicopters to Iraq’s government, which is struggling with a militant uprising. Defense Ministry spokesman Jan Pejsek says Iraqi officials expressed interest in buying up to 40 Russian-made Mi-24 helicopters when negotiating a different contract to buy 12 Czech-made L-159 light combat planes. Pejsek says the […]