An-26 (NATO code is Curl) made by Russian company Antonov is designed for transportation of personnel and materiel for short and medium distances. The development of the aircraft was accomplished in 1969 and this type in construction and design comes from the previous An-24 type. The Czech military replaced An-26 aircraft by CASA C-295M in 2010.
It is a light multipurpose single-seat subsonic combat aircraft of Czech manufacturer AERO Vodochody designed primarily for missions of close air support to ground forces, reconnaissance and, to a limited extent, to air combat missions. A double-seat version of the aircraft is designed for flight training. An ALCA prototype took off for the first time on 2 August 1997.
The aircraft, known also as "SAAB 39 Gripen", have protected airspace of this country since the 1 July 2005.
Two-engine turbo-propelled tactical transportation aircraft for short and medium distances for transport of personnel and materiel. The Czech military takes over four aircraft from a Spanish manufacturer in 2010.