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Czech Republic exchanges Soviet helicopters for American

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Czech Republic exchanges Soviet helicopters for American

Helicopter UH-1Y Venom


The Czech Ministry of Defense signed an agreement to supply 12 US helicopters. Signatures were signed by Pentagon chief Mark Esper and Czech Defense Minister Lubomir Metnar. This was reported by the press service of the US Department of Defense.

According to the agreement, the United States will supply the Czech Republic with eight multi-purpose UH-1Y Venom helicopters and four AH-1Z Viper helicopters. The transaction value is almost 650 million dollars, the new equipment should replace the Soviet / Russian Mi-35, Mi-8 and Mi-17 helicopters in the Czech armed forces. According to Pentagon CEO Mark Esper, the deal "is historical", since this is the largest purchase of Czech military equipment from the United States for all time.

The parties signed an agreement to supply the Czech Republic with eight UH-1Y Venom multi-purpose helicopters and four AH-1Z Viper attack helicopters. This is a step forward in replacing Russian helicopters in the Czech Republic with NATO-compatible equipment

- said the US Secretary of Defense.

Esper emphasized that this agreement is aimed at countering Russia.

Together with our NATO allies, we will continue to restrain Russia's growing aggression. We will also continue to work together to counter challenges and threats from China, in particular in the field of 5G technologies

- he said.

The possible supply of the Czech Republic through the intergovernmental military sales (FMS) 12 multipurpose helicopters Bell UH-1Y Venom was reported back in the 2017 year, at the same time the deal was approved by the State Department. It was reported that in addition to the helicopters themselves, the Czech Republic will receive airborne defense systems, other equipment and machine gun weapons.

In total, in the future, the Czech Republic wants to acquire 30-35 new helicopters to replace the entire fleet of Soviet Mi-35, Mi-17 and Mi-8 aircraft.
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  1. 1536
    1536 13 December 2019 12: 09
    -4
    Why, really there, they would immediately change to Chinese.
    I propose to give information about countries "with reduced social responsibility" in a specially created section on the site.
    1. The comment was deleted.
      1. Vladimir_2U
        Vladimir_2U 13 December 2019 12: 36
        +3
        Not a complaint to you, but:
        Quote: Sky Strike fighter
        The device will be able to track NATO ships, while remaining invisible to them
        perplexing!
        1. TermNachTer
          TermNachTer 13 December 2019 15: 28
          0
          I will say more, the AWACS helicopter, it will be worse than a similar aircraft, for a number of reasons. Therefore, the adoption of such a helicopter is certainly pleasing, but it will not become a replacement for the AWACS aircraft.
    2. Kirill Dou
      Kirill Dou 13 December 2019 12: 56
      +4
      about countries "with reduced social responsibility"
      - And what is the reduced social responsibility of the Czech Republic?
      1. 1536
        1536 13 December 2019 13: 17
        -7
        First, the Czechs could buy new Russian helicopters. They are cheaper than American ones, and they are not inferior to them in terms of TTD. This means that the Americans promised them some dividends or simply threatened them. Thus, the Czech Republic is completely dependent on the United States. Secondly, Czech pilots are probably used to our technology. Now you have to practically retrain. Therefore, in this Czech Republic, people do not care, even their own citizens. Thirdly, and against whom, in fact, are the Czechs going to use these very helicopters? Fourth, until recently the Czechs were part of the Warsaw Pact bloc, and today they are part of NATO. Question: aren't the Czechs tired of standing "on the high road" and offering their services in organizing the war with Russia? Maybe it's really time to think about the soul?
        1. Zeev Zeev
          Zeev Zeev 13 December 2019 13: 25
          +5
          The Warsaw block died 30 years ago. It’s even strange that the Czechs still haven’t changed equipment to NATO standards.
          1. 1536
            1536 13 December 2019 13: 38
            0
            And here are the NATO standards, dear? You would at least ask what it is before entering there.
            In Afghanistan, our helicopters have been flying for over 40 years and will continue to fly. In other NATO countries and Soviet infantry fighting vehicles, and the same helicopters, and various other military equipment has been functioning properly since the times of the Warsaw Pact. The American president was generally going to launch the production of Russian assault rifles on the territory of one of the States (American rifles freeze their bolts in the cold, I generally keep quiet about the jungle) ... This is pure commerce. Americans need to sell their helicopters somewhere. they have no place in the aforementioned Afghanistan. Found the Czech Republic, probably on a loan with good interest. It's business as usual, nothing personal. That is why I am saying that there should be a separate section for information about countries like the Czech Republic. Full respect for all "professions".
        2. Kirill Dou
          Kirill Dou 13 December 2019 13: 38
          +2
          Czechs could buy new Russian helicopters.
          - Are you talking about the Mi-28, which recently fell?

          They are cheaper than American, and on the technical specifications they are not inferior to them
          - where did the information come from?

          Thus, the Czech Republic is completely dependent on the United States.
          - and so will depend on Russia. Or is it noble to depend on Russia, and shame on the USA?

          Now you have to practically relearn again. Therefore, in this Czech Republic people do not care, even their own citizens.
          - do not give a damn, because the pilots will have to do their job - to master new equipment?

          Thirdly, and against whom, in fact, are the Czechs going to use these same helicopters?
          - And against whom were the Russians going to use?

          Fourth, until recently the Czechs were part of the Warsaw Pact bloc, and today they are part of NATO.
          - Does the Warsaw Pact still exist? O_O

          Question: aren't the Czechs tired of standing "on the high road" and offering their services in organizing the war with Russia?
          - When and what services did she provide in organizing the war with Russia?
          1. 1536
            1536 13 December 2019 13: 52
            -2
            So, dear, you are taking a polemic with me seriously, thank you. But I do not want to continue to engage in this thankless task, sorry, no time.
            In conclusion, I will inform you about the American helicopters the following information dated June 10, 2019:
            "A helicopter crashed in downtown New York. Fell on the roof (!) Of a building."
            https://www.golos-ameriki.ru/a/helicopter-crash-into-a-building-in-manhattan/4953203.html
        3. Kirill Dou
          Kirill Dou 13 December 2019 13: 39
          -1
          Maybe it’s really time to think about the soul?
          - and maybe you should think with your head?
    3. URAL72
      URAL72 13 December 2019 13: 09
      0
      It is very good. With such a cost of service, Chekhov will have no money left for shock potential. In general, I welcome when countries purchase defense systems. So they’re not going to attack.
    4. Piramidon
      Piramidon 13 December 2019 13: 10
      +3
      Quote: 1536
      Why, really there, they would immediately change to Chinese.

      And if one thinks sensibly without sarcasm. The Czech Republic is NATO and they need to fit into this structure. And so they used Soviet weapons for three decades, which means that Soviet equipment (even old) is good and satisfies them. They would use it further, but nothing lasts forever.
    5. g1v2
      g1v2 13 December 2019 13: 47
      +2
      Joining NATO, the Czechs committed themselves to buying NATO equipment. They do what they signed up for. Interesting just with decommissioned equipment will do? I suspect that the horses will be fused.
  2. prior
    prior 13 December 2019 12: 09
    +5
    I am very sorry for the Soviet soldiers who died during the liberation of Czechoslovakia.
    And not a single Czech is ever a pity .... they wouldn’t fly any helicopters.
    1. maidan.izrailovich
      maidan.izrailovich 13 December 2019 12: 20
      -1
      I am very sorry for the Soviet soldiers who died during the liberation of Czechoslovakia .....

      My grandfather was seriously injured during a throw to Prague.
      And I'm sorry that we really did not occupy them. After all, we are still blamed for this.
    2. 1536
      1536 13 December 2019 12: 43
      +1
      I agree with you, dear. On the other hand, if they did not begin to liberate Czechoslovakia, today they would talk only with the Germans. Which is better is hard to say, but that the world would be different is undeniable.
      Russia has never been involved in genocide, therefore, one must bow before the memory of the fallen Soviet soldiers who saved Czechoslovakia from destruction.
  3. Gardamir
    Gardamir 13 December 2019 12: 09
    +1
    How are Soviet helicopters? Nevertheless, they know that the Soviet Union produced only galoshes.
    1. Golovan Jack
      Golovan Jack 13 December 2019 12: 17
      -2
      Quote: Gardamir
      They still know that the Soviet Union only produced galoshes.

      Victoire, stop strumming (s).
      1. Gardamir
        Gardamir 13 December 2019 12: 24
        +2
        About galoshes not I but that to whom Lenin put a bomb.
        1. Golovan Jack
          Golovan Jack 13 December 2019 12: 38
          -2
          Quote: Gardamir
          About galoshes not me ...

          ... yeah ... "and the horse is not mine."

          Your, your horse ... "Gardamir" negative
          1. cniza
            cniza 13 December 2019 12: 51
            +3
            Greetings! hi , our good galoshes were transformed for everything and more or less enough. lol
    2. Piramidon
      Piramidon 13 December 2019 13: 15
      0
      Quote: Gardamir
      They still know that the Soviet Union only produced galoshes.

      But from these "galoshes", for some reason the adversaries had diagnoses - diarrhea and urinary incontinence.
  4. HAM
    HAM 13 December 2019 12: 16
    +1
    And here about the "growing aggression of the Russian Federation", while we see the aggression of NATO ...
    "Stop the thief !!" - the thief himself shouts the loudest ...
    1. pack
      pack 13 December 2019 12: 22
      -4
      Yes, all this would sound ridiculous, if not for the occupation of Crimea.
      It is clear that all the neighbors are worried.
      1. Thrall
        Thrall 13 December 2019 12: 45
        -1
        Quote: Rudel
        Yes, all this would sound ridiculous, if not for the occupation of Crimea.
        It is clear that all the neighbors are worried.

        Czechs or Americans? smile
  5. pack
    pack 13 December 2019 12: 17
    +2
    Was in the summer in Prague and its environs, marveled at the wealth of the country. As if the center of Moscow was taken and stretched.
    So apparently they can afford expensive and high-quality equipment.
    1. cniza
      cniza 13 December 2019 12: 35
      +2
      And you did not wonder who all this belongs to?
      1. pack
        pack 13 December 2019 12: 40
        +2
        What does belong? Cars on the road and at home? Well, I suspect the Czechs. Although maybe on credit of course.
        1. Thrall
          Thrall 13 December 2019 12: 53
          +1
          15% of foreign buyers of Czech real estate are Russian citizens
          1. yfast
            yfast 13 December 2019 21: 36
            -2
            And announce the spectrum of these citizens, please. Well, business, deputies, officials, peasants. Not LGBT.
    2. Sidor Amenpodestovich
      Sidor Amenpodestovich 13 December 2019 12: 47
      +1
      All clear.
    3. Piramidon
      Piramidon 13 December 2019 13: 20
      +1
      Quote: Rudel
      can afford expensive and high-quality equipment.

      For half a century they used Soviet "low-quality" equipment, and suddenly ... If it were not for the full development of the resource of Soviet (free) equipment, your dear Prague friends would continue to exploit it.
  6. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 13 December 2019 12: 25
    -1
    This agreement is aimed at countering Russia.
    Who would doubt that. The Czech Republic directly vomits one place to please the United States. And this is not even the purchase of American weapons, because will have to be procured anyway as a member of NATO, this is the attitude of Czech politicians towards Russia as a whole. It was not for nothing that they made a fuss about the desire to erect a monument to Vlasov; it was not for nothing that the Czech journalist, with a butterfly on Russian talk shows, branded our country with shame for the Soviet past and today. Therefore, everything is natural and fits into European anti-Russian politics.
    1. cniza
      cniza 13 December 2019 12: 33
      +3
      All this is cyclically repeated, it was and will probably be in the future, but I don’t want a war.
  7. cniza
    cniza 13 December 2019 12: 30
    +1
    Together with our NATO allies, we will continue to restrain Russia's growing aggression.


    Since you like to feed the American military-industrial complex, the flag is in your hands, we will manage without your market, but the parts for the remaining fleet, I hope, will rise in price sharply.
  8. Qwertyarion
    Qwertyarion 13 December 2019 12: 33
    0
    .Czech Department of Defense Signs Agreement for the Supply of 12 US Helicopters

    Rearmament is in full swing in the "partner" camp.
    No way they are planning a trip somewhere ...
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    1. ℳy ℒiƒℯ
      ℳy ℒiƒℯ 13 December 2019 13: 02
      0
      Why again?
  10. Vladimir_2U
    Vladimir_2U 13 December 2019 12: 37
    +1
    Oh, nothing we L29 and 39 they bought at the time! And not involved in aviation at all, but since childhood I did not like it.
  11. K-50
    K-50 13 December 2019 12: 51
    -2
    According to the head of the Pentagon, Mark Esper, this deal is "historic", as it is the largest purchase of military equipment from the Czech Republic from the United States for all time.

    Did the transaction pass the verification of the corruption component? feel fellow lol
  12. Strashila
    Strashila 13 December 2019 13: 02
    -4
    The more they buy American, the higher the likelihood that these weapons will not function at low temperatures. To do this, they have the performance of the Arctic, but this is not the case.
  13. VLADIMIR VLADIVOSTOK
    VLADIMIR VLADIVOSTOK 13 December 2019 13: 08
    -2
    They sold and crushed poor Chekhov. Buy American G.
  14. Alien From
    Alien From 13 December 2019 13: 30
    -1
    "" Esper stressed that this agreement is aimed at countering Russia. " And we all play tricks with them ...... when they obviously ask for a whip ..!