19 Desember 2014

Aero Vodochody in Talks with Thailand over L-39 Replacement

19 Desember 2014

Aero Vodochody L-159 ALCA (photo : Militaryphotos)

Czech aircraft maker Aero Vodochody is in negotiations with the Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) to supply replacements for at least four Aero Vodochody L-39 Albatros jet trainers.

Aero is offering its L-159 ALCA or L-39NG as replacement aircraft.

The RTAF currently operates a total of 36 L-39ZA/ART under the local designation of B.KhF1, most of which were westernised with Israeli avionics and are capable of firing Raytheon AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles.

The bulk of these aircraft were procured during the early to mid-1990s. However, a smaller number of unwesternised L-39s were acquired during the 1980s and are approaching the end of their service lives.


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