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Baltic Gripens: Inside recent Czech and Hungarian Air Policing ops

For two months, Saab Gripen-Cs from both the Hungarian and Czech air forces stood armed at Šiauliai Air Base in Lithuania. The first time ever in nearly 20 years of Baltic Air Policing. And as Combat Aircraft Journal  reports, it should never have happened

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Aerial firefighting: Combatting wildfires in the Czech Republic

During late July, the Czech Republic saw one of its worst ever wildfires that spanned over a week. AirForces Monthly travelled to the affected areas to see the aerial firefighting operation unfold

US to donate eight H-1 helicopters to the Czech Republic

Eight H-1 helicopters are to be donated free-of-charge to the Czech Republic by the US

Czech MOD seeking Israeli UAV acquisition

The Czech Ministry of Defence has revealed that it is set to open negotiations with the Israeli government for the acquisition of three Israel Aerospace Industries-developed Heron I unmanned aerial vehicles for aerial reconnaissance duties

Hurricane in fatal crash at Czech show

Czech-owned Hawker Hurricane IV OO-HUR and its pilot were lost in an accident on 14 August

New Czech Destination for Microsoft Flight Simulator

Aerosoft has announced Airport Brno Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available.

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FIA 2022: Aero outlines first delivery dates for initial L-39NG operators

Aero Vodochody has outlined when it expects to deliver the first serial production examples of its new-generation L-39NG advanced jet trainer to the Vietnam People’s Air Force and the Hungarian Air Force

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FIA 2022: L-39NG attains type certification as Aero announces new MoU with Patriot Global Training

Aero Vodochody – the Czech Republic-based aircraft manufacturer and MRO services provider – made two major announcements regarding its new L-39NG advanced jet trainer on the opening day of the Farnborough International Airshow on July 18

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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