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Air Advisory Team, Iraq

3rd Air Advisory Team in the Inherent Resolve operation in Iraq.

Air Advisory Team, Iraq


Based on a request by the Iraqi Government, the Czech Government approved the deployment of the Air Advisory Team to Iraq at its session in March 2016.

The Iraqi deployment was confirmed by both chambers of the Czech Parliament in April and May 2016.

Personnel: up to 35 soldiers.

Duration: till 31st December 2018.

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  • Balad Air Force Base, Iraq

Size of the unit: 30 soldiers (pilots, instructors and ground technicians).

Participation: the core of the unit is formed by airmen from the 21st Air Force Base in Caslav. Soldiers of other nine military units and facilities have complemented the unit.

The commander of the 3rd Air Advisory Team assumed the operational task on the 5th April 2017.

The main task of the Team are advisory and mentoring activities during operational training of Iraqi Air Force's air and ground personnel over flying and maintenance of L-159 ALCA aircraft, which were supplied by the Czech Republic.

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December 5, 2017