Czechs To Send Pilot Trainers to Iraq

By John Lee.

The Czech Republic has said it intends to send up to 35 instructors to Iraq in June to train pilots on the L-159 military jets recently bought from Prague.

The mission would begin on 1st June at Iraq’s Balad Air Base and last until 2018, at a cost of 265 million koruna (€10 million, $11 million), according to a report from AFP.

The plan still needs to be approved by the Czech parliament.

(Source: AFP)

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