Last appearance on the broadcast for the Czech backside

With the Czech Air Force expected to withdraw its Mi-24/35 fleet from service by the end of 2023, the NATO & Czech Air Force Days in Ostrava will be one of the last opportunities to see the Czech Hind both on the static and dynamic displays.

On August 19th 2022 during a visit to the 24th Air Transport Base at Praha-Kbely Czech Minister of Defence Jana Černochová announced that the US will donate free-of-charge eight H-1 helicopters to the Czech Republic.

The additional six AH-1Z Viper and two UH-1Y Venom helicopters, adding to the four AH-1Zs and eight UH-1Ys already on order will replace the outdated Mi-24V/35 Hind fleet from 2023.

Czech Minister of Defence Jana Černochová said;

“It will be a donation, we will only pay the price of repairs, reconstruction according to our requirements, transport to the Czech Republic and other related costs. At the moment, it is not possible to quantify them exactly, but compared to the price of new helicopters, these are incomparable amounts.”

In 1993 after the dissolution of Czechoslovakia the Czech Air Force received 34 Mi-24 Helicopters from the former Czechoslovak army air force and in 2003 additional ten new Mi-35 were delivered from Russia.

Currently, the Czech Air Force operates about 15 Mi-24V and the newer Mi-35 Helicopters all of which are based at Namest nad Oslavou (home of the 22nd Helicopter Airbase) in the east of the country where they serve with the 221st Helicopter Squadron.

The Mil Mi-24 (NATO reporting name: Hind) is a large helicopter gunship, attack helicopter and low-capacity troop transport with room for eight passengers. It was predicted that the oldest Czech Mi-17s, acquired in 1994/5, could last until 2030 and the Mi-24Vs could continue until 2045 with the necessary maintenance and clearance from Mil Helicopters in Moscow however due to sanctions on Russia, spares for the Mi-24/35s are increasingly difficult to get and the Czech Air Force had to look at new options. It is expected that once retired all helicopters will be donated to Ukraine.

Major General Ivo Střecha said;

“The Mi-24 helicopter gunship, which began serving in the Czechoslovak army in 1978, will be gradually replaced with the UH-1/AH-1 helicopters of the American company Bell Flight next year, so this year’s NATO Days will be one of the last opportunities for the public to see them on the ground and in the air,”

Related Posts

First batch of modern Eitan battle vehicles for the Israeli military is delivered

Tһe Iѕгаeɩ Ɗefeпѕe Foгсeѕ Nаһаɩ Iпfапtгу Ɓгіɡаde гeсeіⱱed tһe fігѕt іпdіɡeпoᴜѕ Eіtап агmoгed fіɡһtіпɡ ⱱeһісɩeѕ. Tһe eіɡһt-wһeeɩ-dгіⱱe ⱱeһісɩeѕ, deⱱeɩoрed Ьу tһe Mіпіѕtгу of Ɗefeпѕe Tапk Αdmіпіѕtгаtіoп іп сooрeгаtіoп…

Don’t miss it! The 5 fastest planes in history were dubbed “Speed Demons in the Sky”

Tһe Ϲoпсoгde’ѕ гeсoгd foг сгoѕѕ Αtɩапtіс сoммeгсіаɩ tгаʋeɩ һаѕ уet to Ƅe Ьeаteп, Ƅᴜt wһeп іt сoмeѕ to гаw ѕрeed tһeгe агe мапу аігсгаft tһаt woᴜɩd ɩeаⱱe…

Maximum Power: List the Top 10 Most Spectacular Pilot Carrier Takeoffs and Landings Ever! (Video)

For light aircraft, it is often used during full-рoweг takeoff. Large transport category (aircraft) aircraft мay use a reduced рoweг for takeoff where less than full рoweг…

A-37 Super Tweet: The Cessna is outfitted with a minigun that fires 3,000 rounds per minute (Video)

The A-37 Super Tweet was one of the few Aмerican aircraft that was first tested during actual coмƄat. As the Vietnaм wаг escalated in 1963 and Aмerican…

According to numerous sources, the Israeli X-Ad fiber optic towed decoy system will be installed on the Indian Su-30MKI.

IAF’s Sukhoi Su-30MKI is set to ɡet Rafael X-ɡᴜагd Fiber optic super sonic deсoу system. This system helps to evade Air to Air, Surface to Air Missiles…

advanced X-35B airplanes that served as the F-35’s prototype

The Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter has proven to be the most advanced and most capable combat aircraft in service in the world today. It was…

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *