Czech aircraft manufacturer Aero Vodochody spokesperson Tobias Tvrdik announced to Czech media on 4 January that the state-owned LOM Praha had agreed to buy four L-39NG next generation jet training aircraft in 2020 for CZK1.1 billion (USD49.2 million).
The LOM Praha military aircraft maintenance, repair, overhaul (MRO), and training provider, which is 100% owned by the Czech Ministry of Defence (MoD), will be the launch customer for the L-39NG and has an option to buy two additional aircraft.
In addition to MRO activities for aircraft operated by the Army of the Czech Republic (ACR) as well as foreign militaries, LOM Praha provides pilot training services to the ACR and students of the Czech National Defence University.
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