The L-159 Combat & Training System includes the L-159 advanced light combat aircraft, integrated logistics support, mission planning and debriefing and ground based training system. L-159 aircraft mates Aero’s long-term experience in development and production of military jet aircraft, in the category of which Aero represents historically the largest producer in the world, with latest advances in avionics, engine and aircraft systems technology.
An L-159 system, consisting of the L-159 A/B/T aircraft, integrated logistic support, ground training system, flight planning and evaluation means, and other equipment, has been successfully implemented in the Czech Air Force. In April 2014, the company signed contracts for the supply of L-159 aircraft owned by the Ministry of Defence of the Czech Republic to the American company Draken International and to the Iraqi Air Force.
The single-seat 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 state-of-the-art 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. The L-159 configuration can also be tailored to customer specific requirements and adapted to needs of basic training as well as combat missions including air-to-ground, patrol and reconnaissance missions.
Versions of L-159 Alca aircraft
|Engine type||1x Honeywell F124-GA-100|
|Dry thrust||6,300 lbf||28 kN|
|Crew||1 or 2|
|Size & weight|
|Length||41 ft 8 in||12.72 m|
|Wingspan||31 ft 3 in||9.54 m|
|Height||16 ft||4.87 m|
|Empty weight||9,590 lb||4,350 kg|
|Max. ramp weight||17,637 lb||8,000 kg|
|Maximum speed (High Altitude)||581 mph||936 km/h|
|Ferry range (with drop tanks)||1,572 mi||2,530 km|
|Service ceiling||43,000 ft||13,200 m|
L-159 serving the Czech Air Force
L-159 aircraft serving by the international customers
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