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C-295M Czechs in

 

The Air Component of the Czech Republic’s Joint Forces has received the first of four CASA C-295M tactical transporters.

January 11: The Letecká Složka Společných Síly Armády České Republiky (Air Component of the Czech Republic’s Joint Forces) received the first of four CASA C-295M tactical transport aircraft at Praha-Kbely air base.

The four aircraft were ordered in 2009 through a 3.5 billion crown contract and will all be delivered by the end of the year to 242 Transport & Special Squadron based at Praha-Kbely. They will replace five ageing Russian-built An-26 Curl aircraft acquired during the 1970s.

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