Iraq wants recently purchased from Czech Republic multi-purpose fighter-attack aircraft L-159, Baghdad said after talks with Czech Prime Minister Petr Necas head Government of Iraq, Nouri al-Maliki. Accompany the head of government Czech Republic Defence Minister Alexandr Vondra and Minister of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic Martin Kocourek. The structure of the Czech delegation also included former Prime Minister Mirek Topolanek, Czech businessmen and representatives of the Ministry of Foreign del.Chehiya Iraq expects to realize 24 multi-role fighter-attack aircraft L-159 ALCA (Advanced Light Combat Aircraft), of the Czech firm Aero Vodochody.
Also, at the beginning Iraq intended to purchase 18 units of the U.S. F-16, later this number was increased twice. While the issue remains open.