Czechs may send Pilot Trainers to Iraq

By John Lee.

The Czech defense minister, Martin Stropnicky, says he is planning to send about 30 instructors and military technicians to Iraq to train pilots for Czech-made planes.

The Czech Republic agreed to sell 15 Czech-made Aero Vodochody L-159 light combat planes to Iraq last year, but according to a report from Associated Press the deal is currently waiting for the green light from Britain.

Stropnicky said he hopes the IK will soon lift its objections.

(Source: Associated Press)

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