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    NEWS | Bell UH-1Y Venom in Vzdušné síly AČR

    Czechs are First Foreign Military with UH-1Y + AH-1Z

    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.


    Czechs are First Foreign Military with UH-1Y + AH-1Z

    Helis, August 22, 2019 - The Czech Republic announced acquisition of 12 Bell military helicopters valued $ 622 million.

    Defence Minister Lubomir Metnar said eight UH-1Y Venom and four AH-1Z Viper will be delivered by 2023.

    The deal includes weaponry and support equipment.

    The Czech Air Force chose the Bell helicopters over the Sikorsky Black Hawk.

    The Czech Republic has pledged to raise defense spending according NATO agreements. This will go up from current 1.2% of gross domestic product to 1.4% in 2021 and 2% in 2024.

    The UH-1Y, a utility helicopter capable to carry up to 10 soldiers, shares common engines and flight dynamics with the gunship AH-1Z.

    The UH-1Y and the AH-1Z were specially developed for the US Marine Corps and are the latest helicopters within the legendary “Huey” H-1 family which trace its origin back to the Vietnam War. These new build advanced aircraft began production in 2005.

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    Bell UH-1Y Venom in Vzdušné síly AČR
    Bell AH-1Z Viper in Vzdušné síly AČR
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    Czechia Confirmed Order for AH-1Z and UH-1Y



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