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The Czechs began assembling the updated Albatross

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The Czech company Aero Vodochody began assembling combat-training aircraft (light attack aircraft) L-39NG, transmits "Warspot" with reference to the portal flightglobal.com.


L-39NG (NG - next generation, new generation) is the newest version of the Czechoslovak combat-training aircraft L-39 Albatros, made the first flight in the 1968 year and produced for the Air Force of the USSR and the countries of the socialist camp. Its updated version of the L-159, developed in the 90-s, is in service with the Czech, Hungarian, Iraqi air forces, and is also used by the US private military company Draken International.

The Czechs began assembling the updated Albatross

Prototype L-39NG


Over the past ten years, the company Aero Vodochody engaged only in the restoration and modernization of previously built aircraft. The Czechs attempted to revive the production of the new aircraft in 2014 year, and in 2015 the prototype L-39NG made its first flight. Now the Czechs plan to resume mass production of attack aircraft and training machines for the international market.

The press service of the company Aero Vodochody indicate that the company is currently building four fundamentally new L-39NG aircraft. Already this year, light attack aircraft will begin flight tests, and by the year 2020 should receive alert status. From the predecessors of the L-39NG will be different new engine, avionics, as well as the use of composite materials.
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  1. pavelty
    pavelty 13 March 2018 15: 46
    +4
    Here is another competitor for the Yak-130 .. and so it’s becoming more and more difficult to push it to the foreign market
    1. For example
      For example 13 March 2018 15: 51
      +14
      This Czech enterprise existed only thanks to the political will of the leadership of the USSR. They decided in the Kremlin that the Czechs would do a training plane for our Air Force.
      The USSR ended - the Czech aviation genius ended. hi
      1. Thrall
        Thrall 13 March 2018 16: 04
        +3
        This Czech project, as well as previous attempts to enter the market with modernized Elks, will be bent.
        1. tol100v
          tol100v 13 March 2018 16: 15
          +1
          Quote: Thrall
          This Czech project, as well as previous attempts to enter the market with modernized Elks, will be bent.

          But this project will be bent for only one reason: competitors are not needed in NATO! And with Zeman, especially!
        2. iouris
          iouris 13 March 2018 21: 42
          +1
          We'll see. In the meantime, you just need to wish the Czechs success in the "free, competitive, honest, global" arms market.
      2. Pete mitchell
        Pete mitchell 14 March 2018 03: 43
        +4
        Quote: For example
        This Czech enterprise existed only thanks to the political will of the leadership of the USSR. They decided in the Kremlin that the Czechs would do a training plane for our Air Force. The USSR ended - the Czech aviation genius ended. hi

        The Czech "aviation genius" ended when contacted amers / boeing. Under the influence of the staff, they created a new plane, called -159 and forced the Czechs to buy a plane from the Czechs for "green candy wrappers". -39 cost no more than $ 3,5, and -159 pulled by 14: the budget collapsed - not pulled.
        Another confirmation that friendship with amers is worse than hostility with Russians
    2. Piramidon
      Piramidon 13 March 2018 15: 59
      +7
      Quote: pavlentiy
      Here is another competitor for the Yak-130 .. and so it’s becoming more and more difficult to push it to the foreign market

      Before the competition with the Yak-130 him, as to China on foot. For some kind of Ukraine, or Uganda can and will pull.
    3. Genry
      Genry 13 March 2018 16: 13
      +1
      Quote: pavlentiy
      Here is another competitor for the Yak-130 .. and so it’s becoming more and more difficult to push it to the foreign market

      And what about the Yak-130?
      L-39 competes with CP-10:
    4. Berkut24
      Berkut24 13 March 2018 16: 32
      +5
      Here is another competitor for the Yak-130 .. and so it’s becoming more and more difficult to push it to the foreign market

      This bird is no match for Yaku. The 130th has the function of simulating the control of practically controlling virtually any aircraft that we have in service. Accordingly, avionics and the cabin there are appropriate. In addition, the 130th can really be used as a combat aircraft of the corresponding class - a light fighter or a light attack aircraft. As for export orders, the plant works normally. We have not yet purchased enough for our needs.
    5. Strashila
      Strashila 13 March 2018 16: 36
      +1
      hardly a competitor ... if before their machines were sharpened under the concept of the Warsaw treaty, now they are under NATO.
    6. Falcond
      Falcond 13 March 2018 19: 35
      +3
      Oh well ... such competitors rampant ....
      The Yak-130 is already being stably produced ... this time!
      The Yak-130 is a full-fledged flying desk with the ability to simulate flight on various modern fighters, and not a cheap alternative to fighters and attack aircraft - these are two!
      Well, you need to look at prices ..- these are three!
  2. pafegosoff
    pafegosoff 13 March 2018 15: 46
    0
    Well, why the hell are these ELKs for us?
    We spread their rot, from the Czechs - will we buy?
    1. pavelty
      pavelty 13 March 2018 15: 48
      +4
      For hell we do not need them, this is so, for information)
    2. Okolotochny
      Okolotochny 13 March 2018 17: 38
      +1
      I can be mistaken, but in my opinion this Czech air company was acquired by a Russian company.
      1. In100gram
        In100gram 13 March 2018 18: 52
        +1
        Quote: Okolotochny
        I can be mistaken, but in my opinion this Czech air company was acquired by a Russian company.

        There is rather the opposite, a muddy story
        https://bmpd.livejournal.com/1889713.html
        1. Okolotochny
          Okolotochny 13 March 2018 19: 39
          +1
          A colleague, there were materials here that some kind of Ural oligarch will release civilian versions of L, since the company was bought by him.
          1. In100gram
            In100gram 13 March 2018 22: 10
            +1
            About this and the link. Only at prices and accessories hit. And so the thought was good. Now it’s not clear who belongs to whom hi
            1. Okolotochny
              Okolotochny 14 March 2018 07: 43
              +1
              Got it. Thank.
      2. Pete mitchell
        Pete mitchell 14 March 2018 10: 00
        +4
        The sunset of the company began after they contacted the amers, they led the company almost to the edge, the Americans dumped and began to slowly raise their heads.
  3. Hariton laptev
    Hariton laptev 13 March 2018 15: 48
    0
    Well, while the cadets are learning to fly on them.
  4. Kleber
    Kleber 13 March 2018 15: 48
    0
    This drones with pilots .. insanity grows stronger.
  5. Romanenko
    Romanenko 13 March 2018 15: 50
    +6
    The planes were good and served well under socialism, and there are still a lot of them left, one trouble - the rubber tanks require replacement after the service life has expired, and to take them from the manufacturer is a whole story, so the Yak-130 appeared very on time, it is newer and better in every way.
    And it doesn’t depend on anyone
    1. tol100v
      tol100v 13 March 2018 16: 19
      +5
      Quote: Romanenko
      so the Yak-130 appeared very on time, it is newer and better in every way.
      And it doesn’t depend on anyone

      I observed cadets flying in 130 handsome men in Armavir today! Frozen!
  6. KVU-NSVD
    KVU-NSVD 13 March 2018 15: 58
    +4
    It will be cheap - it will find a wide buyer. And if it is tenacious and reliable, then the career of an attack aircraft in third world countries will be quite ..
  7. Strashila
    Strashila 13 March 2018 16: 33
    +1
    Well done ... if the idea the machine concept has withstood decades of operation, they just upgrade it, time does not stand still ... new trends ... new requirements, they strive to support them and meet them.
  8. Wolka
    Wolka 13 March 2018 17: 23
    0
    however, the international arms market is intensively saturated with new models, the Yankees with their NATO and expensive ineffective (raw) crafts will not be able to prevent this for a long time, the principle everyone chooses will break through the American lobby ...
  9. Cheldon
    Cheldon 13 March 2018 18: 06
    +2
    There are so many cadets on the wing! Old man !!!
    1. NN52
      NN52 13 March 2018 18: 25
      +11
      If you count all the aircraft L 39 and how much they all flew together .... I think the figure will be awesome ...

      And on a new plane, I think someone helped the Czechs gash it, they themselves would hardly have guessed ...
      1. Pete mitchell
        Pete mitchell 14 March 2018 10: 02
        +4
        Gamardzhoba, they helped the Americans cut down -159, which almost led to the disappearance of the company, led to a drop in production and the formation of the external debt of the state. They’ll get out one hour, we’ll see ..
        1. NN52
          NN52 14 March 2018 10: 13
          +8
          Well then, it is clear...
      2. Pete mitchell
        Pete mitchell 14 March 2018 10: 43
        +4
        Gamardzhoba, they helped the Americans cut down -159, which almost led to the disappearance of the company, led to a drop in production and the formation of the external debt of the state. That they get out now, let's see ..
  10. Ustin Umarov
    Ustin Umarov 13 March 2018 18: 37
    0
    how have their Germans still not turned into yet another assembly shop? Apparently, they realized that this is already a disastrous project and the Czechs themselves will soon end.
    1. RL
      RL 13 March 2018 19: 12
      +1
      Both L-29 Delfin and L-200 Morava, and Z-Zlín sports planes and Let L-13 Blaník gliders in DOSAAF flew to the USSR. Not to mention the L-410. For five years, S-76 helicopters were produced (namely produced, but not assembled). We put our own engines and buy them abroad - as the client wishes. Its aviation design school has existed since 20 years of the last century.
      If you were at MAKS 2017, then you saw two aerobatic teams flying on the L-39, these are Baltic Bees and the Breitling Jet Team
      Now in the Czech Republic center-sections for the C-27J Spartan, cockpits for the Black Hawk are being manufactured, in cooperation we are working on the KC-390 and we are selling excellent Zlín aircraft and light sports and tourist aircraft, not counting ultralights
      1. Pete mitchell
        Pete mitchell 14 March 2018 10: 47
        +4
        It turns out everything is fine.
        Quote: RL
        saw two aerobatic teams flying on the L-39, these are Baltic Bees and

        Baltic Bees is certainly cool, but this is not the merit of aerovodochody, it is a symbiosis of the ambitions of one wealthy businessman, the desires of his son and Central Asian corruption.
  11. shuravi
    shuravi 13 March 2018 20: 04
    +2
    But in Russia he can’t fly anymore. CMEA is over, competition has begun.
    Once they sacrificed it for the sake of "elok".

  12. Beltasir matyagu
    Beltasir matyagu 13 March 2018 21: 18
    +1
    The only competitor to yaku is also yak only with the Italian nameplate
    1. shuravi
      shuravi 13 March 2018 21: 51
      +3
      Quote: Beltasir Matyagu
      The only competitor to yaku is also yak only with the Italian nameplate


      And he is with the Chinese:

  13. Old26
    Old26 13 March 2018 23: 34
    0
    Quote: pafegosoff
    Well, why the hell are these ELKs for us?
    We spread their rot, from the Czechs - will we buy?

    To be honest, I did not find in the article a mention of what we will buy.

    Quote: FalconD
    Oh well ... such competitors rampant ....
    The Yak-130 is already being stably produced ... this time!
    The Yak-130 is a full-fledged flying desk with the ability to simulate flight on various modern fighters, and not a cheap alternative to fighters and attack aircraft - these are two!
    Well, you need to look at prices ..- these are three!

    These are cars of a different class. L-39 is still for initial training, and the YAK-130 IMHO is more complex.
    In Russia, about 150 Albatros vehicles and under one hundred Yak-130s are now in operation. Of course replacements for Albatrosses require ...

    As for the cheap alternative - I will not say, but the price for Russian aviation is 7,5, and the export one is 15 million dollars.
    In addition, the market for this machine is quite wide. Its price in comparison with the Yak is much less. Those who wish to buy among those who are still exploiting will think enough. At one time it was supplied by no means only to the countries of the Warsaw Treaty. Deliveries were to Africa, and to Asia, and to Latin America. They built almost 3000 and probably delivered to 40-50 countries.

    Quote: RL
    If you were at MAKS 2017, then you saw two aerobatic teams flying on the L-39, these are Baltic Bees and the Breitling Jet Team

    Well, in general, in about a dozen countries, this aircraft is operated by aerobatic teams

    Quote: shuravi
    But in Russia he can’t fly anymore. CMEA is over, competition has begun.
    Once they sacrificed it for the sake of "elok".


    In the long run, yes, but now they are still flying