Czech Defense ministry has signed a $12 million deal for the sale of 13 subsonic L-159 combat jets to Draken in the US.
Draken placed a bid last November to buy 14 of the L-159 planes with an option for 14 more.
As per the deal signed Monday, Aero Vodochody, Czech plane maker will resell subsonic planes to Draken after buying them back from the Czech military, Associated Press reported.
The light combat aircrafts were of no use to the Czech since its inclusion in 1999 and 2003. They were desperately trying to sell them since 2004. Czech is also negotiating sale of some planes of the 36 surplus they have to Iraq. The planes are intended for training.
Saab today announced it has signed a new Gripen lease agreement with the Czech Republic which will continue to operate 14 Gripen C/D another 12 years, until at least 2027. The partnership is a contract between two governments, where Saab acts as a sub-contractor to FMV, who provides the aircraft
The Czech government on Wednesday announced it will renewed its lease on 14 Swedish fighter jets until 2027. Since 2005, the Czech army has been using the Gripen one- and two-seaters under a 10-year contract worth around $1 billion
The Czech government approved sale of 28 subsonic L-159 ALCA aircraft to the US, while postponing prolonged lease of Sweden-made SAAB 39 Gripen supersonic aircraft talks. The American Draken International company is interested in purchase of up to 28 pieces (24 complete and four incomplete) for $21
Czech Republic has decided to lease 14 Gripen aircraft for another 14 years which is yet to be formalized with Sweden. “We are convinced that we have found a mutually good solution which will meet the Czech Air Forces needs, both now and in the future
On the occasion of finalising talks between Czech and Swedish parties on prolongation of a lease agreement of SAAB 39 Gripen supersonic aircraft, Czech PM Jiri Rusnok visited 21st Tactical Air Force Base at Caslav to get more information on them. A squadron of SAAB 39 Gripen (also known as JAS-39 Gripen) aircraft serves not only for the Czech Republic but also within NATO Integrated Air and Missile Defence System
The Czech Republic is hoping to sell its L-159 aircraft to Poland, after the expected deal with Iraq apparently failed. This Poland tender once finalized, can extend the cooperation in the economy, energy industry and defence between these countries
The Czech Ministry of Defense will be launching tenders worth $425 million this year to acquire new helicopters, armored vehicles and radars. "We are primarily driven by ensuring high quality-price ratios, and only after this by the aspect of national [defense production]," Czech Defense Minister Martin Stropnicky was quoted as saying by DefenseNews
The Czech Defence Ministry has announced plans to acquire a new anti-aircraft radar system to replace obsolete Soviet-era equipment, according to Radio Prague. The ministry will reportedly pursue the acquisition independently, abandoning plans to develop a new air defence radar system together with Poland, Hungary and Slovakia
The Czech Republic, Slovakia and Sweden have signed a letter of intent agreeing to co-operate on using the Saab Gripen fighter paving the way for a potential Slovakian acquisition of the aircraft. “Today's signing will lay the foundation for bilateral co-operation around a common airspace surveillance of Slovakia and the Czech Republic,” the Swedish defence ministry said August 30
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