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Aero's L-159E jet starts flight training operations with US Air Force

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Aero's L-159E jet starts flight training operations with US Air Force
The US partner of the Czech aircraft manufacturer Aero Vodochody, Lakeland Florida based Draken International Inc. has started the flight operations of the fleet of L-159E aircraft, the company announced on Oct. 1st, 2016.
Aer L 159E jet starts flight training operations with US Air Force 640 001Two Aero L-159E jet trainer aircraft
(Credit: José M. Ramos/Draken International)
With first batch being delivered, jets were already deployed on multiple military exercises at New Mexico and Nevada. Draken is about to receive in total 21 L-159E, which will be operated together with L-39 and A-4 Skyhawk airplanes. One of the key missions of L-159E is to support US Air Force during Red Flag military exercises during upcoming years.

President of Aero Giuseppe Giordo declares the start of operation as a “start of new era in the life of L-159, which is due to increased demand on the market actively promoted in several countries. The participation in a training of the most advanced air force in the world is a perfect prove of the aircraft qualities. Aero is very excited to support so professional and capable partner as Draken”.

The L-159 is a light multi-role combat aircraft designed for a variety of air-to-air, air-to-ground and reconnaissance missions. The aircraft is equipped with a multi-mode radar for all-weather, day and night operations and can carry a wide range of NATO standards stores including air-to-air and air-to-ground missiles and laser guided bombs. The two-seat L-159 is a derivate of the single-seat L-159, primarily designed for Advanced and Operational/Lead-In Fighter Training.