Air Advisory Team, Iraq

6th Air Advisory Team in the Inherent Resolve operation in Iraq.

Air Advisory Team, Iraq

Mandate:

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.

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Location:

  • Balad Air Force Base, Iraq

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

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

The commander of the 6th Air Advisory Team assumed the operational task on the 8th August 2018.

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.

Deployment: 08/2018 - 02/2019

Previous units:

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Military Police Protection Team:

Commander:

  • Major Jaroslav Valda

Deployment: 07/2018 - 02/2019

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Updated: September 5, 2018