The Aero L-159 Alca (Advance Light Combat Aircraft) is a military advanced multi-role combat aircraft that was developed and manufactured by Aero Vodochody for the Czech Air Force. This aircraft is based on the airframe design and aerodynamic configuration of the L-39 Albatros and L-59 family of basic and advanced jet trainers and incorporates a high performance military turbofan engine, advanced avionics and sensors.
The Aero L-159 Alca manufactured by Aero Vodochody is a military advanced light combat aircraft developed from the Aero L-59 Super Albatros. The L-159 Alca operational capabilities includes close air support, tactical reconnaissance, air defense, counter insurgency, border patrol, anti-ship missions and weapons training. The L-159 Alca can climb at the rate of 47m per second and has a maximum speed of 936km per hour.
Iraq Buys 12 Mothballed L-159s from Czech AF - RP Defense
April 7, 2014 defense-aerospace.com (Source: Xinhua; published April 8, 2014) Iraq to Buy 12 Mothballed L-159s from Czech Military Representatives from Iraqi Defense Ministry have signed a purchase contract with Aero Vodochody on buying 12 mothballed...