The Czech Republic will purchase 24 fifth-generation F-35 aircraft, and 150 billion Czech crowns have been earmarked for fighters and the necessary equipment and armament. It is the most expensive purchase of armaments for the army since 1990. Defense Minister Jana Černochová and American Ambassador to the Czech Republic Bijan Sabet confirmed it with their signatures on Monday in Prague. The first aircraft should arrive in the Czech Republic in 2031, all of them will be there by 2035.
 
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The Czech Republic will purchase 24 fifth-generation F-35 aircraft, and 150 billion Czech crowns have been earmarked for fighters and the necessary equipment and armament. It is the most expensive purchase of armaments for the army since 1990. Defense Minister Jana Černochová and American Ambassador to the Czech Republic Bijan Sabet confirmed it with their signatures on Monday in Prague. The first aircraft should arrive in the Czech Republic in 2031, all of them will be there by 2035.
And a treaty has been signed with Germany to train Czech F-35 pilots there. (Source, in Czech)
 
And a treaty has been signed with Germany to train Czech F-35 pilots there. (Source, in Czech)
A agreement was signed about practical operational training, not about the training of Czech pilots in Germany. The Czech Air Force has own advanced training center Centrum leteckého výcviku (CLV) at air base Pardubice, where the complete training of pilots of combat aircraft, helicopters and transport aircraft is carried out, including training on simulators. The CLV center is also one of the two official NATO training centers, so NATO pilots and foreign customers also train there. Czech pilots will train on the F-35 first in the USA and then in the Czech Republic at CLV Pardubice, some part of the complex training will be a joint operational practical training with German Air Force.
 
Ah, I see. Thanks for clarifying.
 
Greece:
The US State Department has approved the Foreign Military Sale to Greece for up to 40 F-35A 5th gen. fighter jets along with 42 Pratt & Whitney F135-PW-100 engines (40 installed and 2 spares), for an estimated cost of $8.6 billion.

The United States Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) notified the Congress of the possible sale on January 26, 2024.
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Now there is something to make Erdogan smile. Good thing he has his crappy S-400s now.
 
The Czech Republic could receive another 15 Leopard 2A4 tanks from Germany as a gift for military assistance to Ukraine. Prime Minister Petr Fiala said this at the press conference after the government meeting. Defense Minister Jana Černochová informed the cabinet about the offer today. In addition to the gift, Germany also offers the option of purchasing 15 more Leopard 2A4 tanks, so the Czech Republic would have a total of 45 Leopard 2A4 tanks, including three recovery vehicles. This year, according to the Defence Minister, the government will also discuss joining the project of the most modern Leopard tanks in the 2A8 version. According to earlier information, the Czech Republic would be interested in at least 77 tanks worth tens of billions of Czech crowns.

The Czech Republic has so far sent 62 tanks, 131 infantry fighting vehicles, tens selfpropelled howitzers, tens MLRS systems, six attack helicopters and 16 air defense systems to Ukraine from its warehouses, Fiala announced. Of further assistance, he named thousands of rockets for rocket launchers, tens of thousands of artillery rounds and over four million rounds for small arms. The Czech Republic has also issued export licenses worth 130 billion Czech crowns to Czech companies for commercial supplies of military equipment to Ukraine, Fiala said. At the same time, the Czech Republic is currently providing shelter to 384,000 Ukrainian war refugees, according to the Prime Minister, it granted temporary protection to 590,000 refugees in the two years of the war.
 
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