Czech government approves sale of fighter jets to Iraq

March 9, 2015 4:40 PM

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Czech government approves sale of fighter jets to Iraq

PRAGUE (Reuters) - The Czech government has approved a sale of 15 subsonic fighter planes to Iraq, the defense minister said on Monday, following the failure of a previous attempt to offload surplus stock to Baghdad.

The Czech military has a surplus of the L-159 fighters, made by Czech firm Aero Vodochody and used as training or light combat aircraft, and has been looking for a buyer.

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