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Czechia Sends Ukraine Mi-24 Attack Helicopters

The Czech Republic has donated attack helicopters to Ukraine. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin thanked the Czechs for their donation during public comments after a Monday, May 23, meeting of allied defense officials. The Czechs are ready to hand over even more Soviet helicopters to Ukraine, but in exchange for speeding up supplies of American UH-1Y Venom and AH-1Z Viper

Ukraine Is Using Mi-24 'Flying Tank' Helicopters to Fight Russia

The moves mark a significant escalation in Western support for the country in its fight with Russia, The Wall Street Journal reports.

The helicopters – Soviet-designed Mi-24 gunships – were deployed to Ukraine in recent weeks, part of a broader effort to help the country reclaim its airspace.

Mil Mi-24 - Wikipedia

According to The Military Balance 2021, the Czech Republic had only 7 Mi-24D helicopters at its disposal. It is probable that the Czech government handed over to Ukraine all seven available helicopters of this type. Especially since the Czech Ministry of Defense was going to sell all its Mi-24D in 2019.

The gifts make Czech Republic – which in April became the first North Atlantic Treaty Organization country to report donating tanks to Ukraine – the first to give Ukraine attack helicopters as well. The country also donated the majority of the 17,000 antitank ωєαρσиs that NATO allies gave Ukraine during the first two weeks of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, U.S. and Czech officials said.

Czech Republic sending attack helicopters to Ukraine | News | Flight Global

Czech officials said they could provide Ukraine more attack helicopters if other allies, such as the U.S., would agree to help them replace those they donate. The Czech Armed Forces also has 16 Mi-171S helicopters, 10 Mi-35P helicopters, five Mi-17s and four Mi-8s. But instead, Prague wants the United States to speed up the supply of its UH-1Y Venom and AH-1Z Viper helicopters.

Czechia Sends Ukraine Mi-24 Attack Helicopters | Defense Express

Under a $ 646 million contract signed in 2019, the delivery of eight UH-1Y Venom multi-role helicopters and four AH-1Z Vipers is scheduled for 2024-2024.

As Defense Express reported, Czech RM-70 multiple launch rocket system are already in the service of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

The Czech Republic sent a large number of powerful RM-70 MRL to Ukraine -  Defence View

RM-70 multiple launch rocket system


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