Hungarian Defence Forces Orders 12 L-39NG Advanced Jet Trainers From Aero Vodochody
The Czech plane firm Aero (Aero Vodochody) has signed a contract with the Hungarian Defence Forces Command for the supply of 12 new L39NG superior jet trainers. The primary plane shall be delivered in 2024. Aero at the moment has contracts for the manufacturing of 30 new L39NG plane. Hungary has a few years of expertise with plane from Aero, within the Hungarian Air Drive flew L-29 jets, then L-39, in 2008-2010 Hungary leased the L-159. The brand new L-39NG plane may be used within the coming years to coach pilots of the Hungarian and Czech air forces. As well as, the L-39NG programme affords nice potential for industrial cooperation inside Central Europe.
In 2021 Hungarian and Czech ministers visited a manufacturing web site, the place they realized about overhauls and modernization choices for L-39 and L-159 plane, and Aero Vodochody Airport, the place they noticed an acrobatic flight demonstration after which static show of the L-39NG, a brand new coaching jet developed and manufactured in Aero. Aero confirmed the contract on April 21 after Hungary’s authorities commissioner Gáspár Maróth first revealed the order on April 20. Maróth stated eight of the plane can be used for pilot coaching, whereas the opposite airframes would function reconnaissance plane.
The Aero L-39NG (“Subsequent Era”) is a Czech turbofan-powered navy coach and light-weight fight plane at the moment beneath growth by Aero Vodochody. The L-39NG is predicated on the aerodynamic idea of the Chilly Warfare period Aero L-39 Albatros, however is manufactured utilizing new applied sciences and comprises fashionable methods. The plane is being developed in two variations (levels). In 2018, there have been a number of main milestones within the venture of the brand new L-39NG plane. In the beginning of the yr, Aero launched the meeting line for the primary 4 plane; the ultimate meeting of the primary L-39NG started in the summertime 2018.
Whereas the L-39NG Stage 1 is an improve of unique L-39 airframes with a brand new engine and avionics, the Stage 2 are newly constructed plane with a number of design enhancements equivalent to a moist wing with out the kind’s distinctive wingtip gas tanks. Serial manufacturing ought to have begun in 2019. The L-39NG design displays helpful enter from Aero clients and is in accordance withthe present and future wants of air forces world wide. Designed primarily as a primary and superior jet coach,the L-39NG may carry out a wide range of different missions together with gentle fight, shut air help, counterinsurgency and reconnaissance.
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