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 another four L-159 aircraft in active service with the ACR including two 2-seater L-159B models.

“We reached an agreement with Aero Vodochody after lengthy negotiations concerning the conditions of the sale of the L-159s. The agreement is beneficial to both sides,” First Deputy Defence Minister Jiri Borovec told media but refused to disclose the cost of the transaction. […]