Czech Delegation Visits H-1 Production Line, 17-Apr-22 : #Czechia Czech Republic Chief of Defense visited Bell to check the H-1 aircraft production line. Production continues on schedule with the 8 UH-1Y and 4 AH-1Z expected to be complete in 2023
Simulator for Czech UH-1Y and AH-1Z, 14-Dec-21 : #simulator FlightSafety will provide the Flight Training Device (FTD) for the new Bell UH-1Y Venom and AH-1Z Viper of the Czech Air Force
First Production of Foreign UH-1Y Began, 20-Jul-21 : #Czechia Crestview Aerospace restarted the UH-1Y helicopter production line, closed in 2018, to fulfill the Czech Air Force order. The Czech Republic ordered 8 UH-1Y and 4 AH-1Z helicopters via an U.S. Department of Defense contract in 2020
Czechia Confirmed Order for AH-1Z and UH-1Y, 15-Dec-19 : #CzechRep US Secretary of Defense and Czech Republic Minister of Defence signed the Letter of Offer and Acceptance (LOA) which confirmed the purchase of the helicopters for the Czech Air Force. Deliveries will start in 2023
Czechs are First Foreign Military with UH-1Y + AH-1Z, 22-Aug-19 : #CzechRep The Czech Republic is the first foreign customer to acquired a mixed fleet of Bell helicopters UH-1Y Venom and AH-1Z Viper. Twelve helicopters ordered worth $622. Bahrain and Pakistan have the AH-1Z in order.