Military lacks funds for aircraft repairs in 2013 - 11/14/2012

The Czech military may not be able to use some of its aircraft next year because it will lack from 600 million to 1 billion crowns for the necessary repairs, chief-of-staff Petr Pavel told journalists yesterday. "Whether we like it or not, some aircraft will certainly have to be grounded next year," he said. In 2013, the military will probably not be able to use the Russian-made Mi-8 and Mi-17 helicopters, the Challenger government plane or the Yakovlev Yak-40 transport aircraft.

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