Air Force of the Czech Republic

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Air Force of the Czech Republic
Vzdušné síly Armády České republiky

Emblem of Czech Air Force.svg

Lineup January 1, 1993
Country Czech RepublicCzech Republic Czech Republic
Armed forces Czech armed forces
Type Armed forces ( air force )
Headquarters of the High Command (JFC) Olomouc
motto cs "Vzduch je naše moře"
de "The skies are our oceans"
Air Force Commander
Brigadier General Petr Hromek
Aircraft cockade Roundel of the Czech Republic.svg Roundel of the Czech Republic - Low Visibility.svg
Attack aircraft L-159A
Fighter aircraft /
JAS-39C, Wed-24/35
Reconnaissance aircraft /
education L-39, L-159T1, JAS-39D, Mi-2
Transport aircraft /
L-410, C-295, Jak-40, W-3, Wed-8/17

The Air Force of the Czech Republic ( Czech Vzdušné síly Armády České republiky , ICAO code CEF), also Air Force of the Czech Republic or Czech Air Force , is a branch of the armed forces of the Czech Republic . The air force and army form the TSK's comprehensive armed forces base (Joint Force Command) and represent the main forces of the armed forces of the Czech Republic. In 1993 the Air Force of the Czech Republic, like the Air Force of the Slovak Republic , emerged from the former Czechoslovak Air Force.


The main mission of the Air Force is to secure the airspace of the Czech Republic in conjunction with the NATO Integrated Air Defense System - NATINADS , close air support for the army and ensure air transport, including for the government, parliament and state institutions and Organizations.



Directory of aircraft

The Czech Air Force operates 52 aircraft and 44 helicopters (as of the end of 2019). A significant part of these aircraft were manufactured by the national aircraft industry.

Aircraft image origin use version active Ordered Remarks
Saab 39 DSC06934a1 (8438415682) .jpg SwedenSweden Sweden Multipurpose fighter JAS-39C 12 leased from Sweden
Aero L-159 L-159 ALCA Czech Air Force.jpg Czech RepublicCzech Republic Czech Republic Light ground attack aircraft L-159A 16
Transport aircraft
CASA C-295 0452 Casa C.295M Czech Air Force (8578430426) .jpg European UnionEuropean Union European Union Tactical transport aircraft 4th 2 Delivery of the two additional machines in 2021
Let L-410 Let 410 UVP-T 1134 (8126091723) .jpg CzechoslovakiaCzechoslovakia Czechoslovakia / Czech Republic
Czech RepublicCzech Republic 
Transport plane 4th
Yakovlev Yak-40 Czech Air Force Yakovlev Yak-40 Lofting-1.jpg Soviet UnionSoviet Union Soviet Union VIP transport plane 1
Training aircraft
Saab 39 Gripen 6.jpg SwedenSweden Sweden JAS-39D 2 leased from Sweden
Aero L-159 6067 II (5661740813) .jpg Czech RepublicCzech Republic Czech Republic Advanced trainer L-159T1 + 8th
Aero L-39 Aero L-39C Albatros, Czech Republic - Air Force AN1705130.jpg CzechoslovakiaCzechoslovakia Czechoslovakia Basic jet trainer L-39C 5
Mil Wed-24 A Mil Mi-24V 3370 Czech Air Force.jpg RussiaRussia Russia Attack helicopter Wed-35 15th
Bell AH-1 AH-1Z Line Drawing.svg United StatesUnited States United States Attack helicopter AH-1Z "Viper" 4th Delivery 2023/24
Mil Wed-8 Czech Air Force Mil Mi-17 Lofting-1.jpg Soviet Union 1955Soviet Union Soviet Union Transport helicopter 19th
Bell UH-1 Bell 412 Line Drawing.svg United StatesUnited States United States Transport helicopter UH-1Y "Venom" 8th Delivery 2023/24
PZL W-3 Czech Air Force PZL W-3A Sokol Helicopter.jpg PolandPoland Poland Multipurpose helicopter 10 in exchange for ten MiG-29s , the Czech Republic received eleven W-3A from Poland


  • Alexander Golz, Stefan Fax: Czech Air Force celebrates anniversary. In: FliegerRevue No. 12/2018, pp. 26–27

Web links

Commons : Air Force of the Czech Republic  - collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Air Force role and organization
  2. World Air Force 2020. Flight International , December 10, 2019, accessed January 2, 2020 .
  3. Patrick Zwerger: Airbus reports sales success for the C295. In: Flight Revue . December 16, 2019, accessed December 23, 2019 .
  4. ^ A b Karl Schwarz: The Czech Republic buys Bell AH-1Z and UH-1Y. In: Flight Revue . December 14, 2019, accessed December 23, 2019 .