31 Iraqis they started a pilot training aircraft L-159 Czech 7/30
31 Iraqis they started a pilot training aircraft L-159 Czech
Long-Presse / Baghdad - Staff of the Czech presidency announced on Thursday, 31 Iraqis were directly pilot training on a local-made fighter planes government agreed to sell to Iraq, indicating that their training for up to one year also include the training of engineers and technicians work on the perpetuation of the aircraft.
The deputy head of the General Staff of the Army of the Czech Republic, Fraentick Malaienska, in a press statement followed up (range Press), "The 31 pilot Iraqis have already arrived in the Czech Republic, began training on the Czech-made to storm the aircraft AL - 159, allowed the government to sell to Iraq ".
He Malaienska, that "the training period of one year during which he is being trained engineers and technicians Iraqi military to perpetuate those aircraft."
The Czech Defense Ministry, announced the beginning of last March, the Czech government's approval of the deal to hand over Iraq's 15 aircraft (L-159), the price of up to $ 31 million, and the expected delivery of the aircraft to Iraq through two to three years.
The plane L- 159 can be equipped with air-to-air missiles and air-to-ground, and 80% of these foreign fighters originating especially Americans.