The Socialist Republic of Vietnam is to receive 12 Aero Vodochody L-39 jet trainer aircraft from the Czech Republic.
After the L-39, L-39MS/-59, L-139 and L-159, this 5th generation L-39NG has now found its second foreign air force costumer. The Senegal Air Force already ordered earlier 4, but these are not yet delivered.
Janes reports here that it cost less than USD10 million to procure the L-39NG (each, without spareparts, support or sustainment package). With such a low price, it will be an attractive candidate for countries which use the L-29 or the older generations of the L-39.