A decision-making body of the Ministry of Defence approved a plan to buy three Spanish EADS CASA-295M tactical transport aircraft and exchange another one for five L-159 combat aircraft.
The acquisition project includes logistic support and training of both flying and ground personnel within the Czech military.
The proposal is to be submitted to the Czech government these days. In case of an affirmative decision, the contract will be fulfilled in years 2009 – 2011.
The new aircraft will replace Russian-made An-26 transport aircraft, which are close to the end of their lifetime.