Czech Govt Postpones Decision on Iraq Jets

By John Lee.

The Czech cabinet has postponed a decision on the sale of redundant L-159 subsonic fighters to Iraq.

Defence Minister Martin Stropnicky said on Wednesday that “the way of assigning the proceeds from the sale to the Defence Ministry must be defined before the decision is made.

Global Times reports that the Czech Defence Ministry plans to sell 15 L-159s for about 3.1 million US dollars to the Aero Vodochody company, which is to re-sell them to Iraq, following a deal agree in August 2014.

The Ministry originally planned to sign the contract with Aero Vodochody in late February if the cabinet approved the sale of L-159 fighters on Wednesday.

(Source: Global Times)

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