By John Lee.
The Czech government has approved the sale of 15 redundant L-159 combat planes to Iraq.
Defense Minister Martin Stropnický said the government will receive 750 million Kč ($30 million) via the Aero Vodochody mediating company.
Prague Post reports that the deal will give work to up to 100 people who will assemble the planes; Aero Vodochody will ensure that the planes are operable and are fitted with further equipment and ammunition, while also training pilots and ground stuff.
(Source: Prague Post)