Czech Army receives another two US Venom helicopters

Another two UH-1Y Venom helicopters that are to be used by the Czech Army have arrived at the military base in Náměšt' nad Oslavou, the army said on Saturday on the X network.

In total, Czechia is set to acquire twelve H-1 machines from the US, eight multipurpose UH-1Y Venom helicopters and four AH-1Z Vipers, as part of its air force modernisation effort. The Czech Army currently has ten of the purchased machines.

A further six Vipers and two Venoms will be gifted to the Czech Army by the US to compensate for the equipment Czechia has sent to aid Ukraine. All of them should arrive by the end of the year.

Author: Ruth Fraňková