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ILA Berlin 2022: Lockheed Martin drops F-16 Block 70/72 from Czech fighter race

As the Czech Air Force continues to weigh up its plans to potentially replace its 14-strong Saab JAS-39C/D Gripen multi-role fighter fleet, Lockheed Martin has revealed that it has decided to drop its F-16 Block 70/72 Fighting Falcon proposal to instead prioritise its F-35A Lightning II offering

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Czech Hinds being prepped for Ukraine transfer

With the Czech Air Force expected to withdraw its Mi-24/35 fleet from service at the end of the year, it has been revealed that they are set to be donated to Ukraine

Final Czech Mi-24/35 Hind gunship leaves LOM Praha

The last Mi-24/35 to be overhauled by LOM Praha in Czech Republic flew from the facility on April 26. It marks the end of nearly 40 years of the Czech Air Force’s gunship helicopter being overhauled at the company’s Kbely factory

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AH-1Z and UH-1Y on show in the Czech Republic

The Czech Republic ordered four Bell AH-1Z Viper attack helicopters and eight UH-1Y Venom utility rotorcraft in December 2019, so it was not surprising to see examples of both from the USMC in the NATO Air Days static display from September 18-19

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Gripen and F-35 face-off for Czech deal at NATO Air Days

With the Czech Air Force looking to either replace or stick with its Saab Gripen C/D fleet in 2027, industry is positioning for a future requirement with both the Swedish company and Lockheed Martin making a significant impression at the NATO Air Days airshow, held in Ostrava, Czech Republic, from September 18-19

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Lockheed Martin confident in Czech Republic fighter effort

As the Czech Air Force starts to weigh up a possible replacement for its fleet of Saab 14 Gripen C/Ds, Lockheed Martin has revealed that both the F-35 and F-16 Block 70/72 have been offered, with the two-squadron requirement in the region of 18-24 aircraft

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Saab to offer Gripen E/Fs to the Czech Air Force

The Czech Air Force requirement for a new fighter solution is now 'hotting' up. As the 23-year-long Saab Gripen C/D lease is ending in 2027, a decision will have to be made before 2023 to allow for a lead-in time of about four years

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LOM conducts test flight of Mi-35 3362

After 20 months undergoing rework with LOM Praha, Czech Air Force Mi-35 Hind 3362 has conducted its first flight from Kbely air base on July 29

VIDEO EXCLUSIVE: New scheme for Czech Mi-35 Hind

Mi-35 3369 has never been seen in public in these marks – until now. Watch it captured on video for the first time ever.

Czech Air Force retires Yak-40 fleet

The Czech Air Force held a farewell ceremony at the 24th Air Force Base at Prague-Kbely Airport on September 2, marking the retirement of the air arm's two Yakovlev Yak-40 VIP transports, after more than 20 years of service.