LOM to operate simulators for US-supplied helicopters

Published: 01.08.2023 Related countries:  United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates

LOM Prague will operate a training simulator for pilots of the new American Viper helicopters in the simulation center directly at the 22nd base in Náměšť nad Oslavou.

The base has already received the first two machines. The American specialists are now completing them together with the Czech ones and they will carry out the certification together. By mid-September 2023, four more will be added to the base, including two Vipers and the first two UH-1Y Venoms. The intergovernmental agreement for the purchase of 12 new helicopters of the H-1 system was signed in 2019 by then Minister of Defense Lubomír Metnar. The Czech Republic will receive another eight modernized ones from the USA for free as recognition for helping Ukraine. The Czech army will thus have at its disposal 10 UH-1Y Venom machines and the same number of AH-1Z Viper machines.

Source: CIA NEWS