И братята чехи живнаха с продажбите/ако може да се каже братя,защото технологично и производствено ,в авиацията-и не само- са на светлинни години от нас/.Интересно е с какви двигатели и авионика, комплектоват износа.Това стандартното ли е ,което показват за 159-ките ?Да вземат да хвърлят една брошурка.
February 12/16: Iraq. The first group of Iraq’s L-159 fighter pilots have completed training external link external link in the Czech Republic. The training follows the sale of 15 of the combat aircraft by the Czech government to Baghdad last March external link external link as part of attempts by Prague to sell surplus stock and to showcase their export potential. Two were delivered in 2015 with three more expected to be delivered in the first half of this year. The $29.89 million sale came after an initial pitch to sell 28 of the aircraft fell through. The L-159s will be used by Iraq to increase attack capabilities in future missions against the Islamic Statehttp://www.defenseindustrydaily.com/cze ... ome-03494/
....а това е от изминалата година:Aero Vodochody produces new-build L-159 trainer for Iraq
16 September, 2016
| SOURCE: Flightglobal.com
| BY: Beth Stevenson
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.
During the Farnborough air show in 2014, Draken International ordered 21 of the stored aircraft, and in 2015, Iraq signed a deal for more of the unwanted jets.
The Iraqi order consists of two twin-seat examples and 12 single-seat aircraft. Three single-seaters and one twin-seater are being provided from the Czech air force’s active inventory, while the other 10 were to be drawn from the stored fleet and included the additional trainer.
However, due to a number of single-seat aircraft having been used to create some earlier twin-seat models for training, the numbers fell short for Iraq, and a new-build example is now being prepared.
To date, three aircraft have been delivered from the Czech air force inventory and three from Aero Vodochody’s store. A twin-seat example that belonged to the air force has also been delivered, but is currently based at the company’s facility to support the training of Iraqi personnel. It will be delivered at a later date.
Three more examples are expected to be handed over by the end of 2016, in addition to the new-build trainer. The final three aircraft in the programme will follow in early 2017.
Aero Vodochody says it had to purchase the Czech aircraft from the nation’s air force and then sell them on to Iraq, because a government-to-government sale was not possible. It adds that while the lone trainer being built is a one-off, it hopes that it could help encourage more interest in the type after demonstrating its ability to quickly resume production.
Draken International received its first three L-159s earlier this year, and its aircraft are now operational providing flight training. Four more are ready at the Odolena Voda site, awaiting delivery to the USA.https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... or-429434/