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L-159A ALCA  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2003
Total Production: 72
Also Known As: Advanced Light Combat Aircraft
Origin: Czechia
Corporations: AERO Vodochody a.s.
Parent System: L-39 Albatros
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1972
Total Production: 1,724
Family Members: F/A-259 Striker, L-159B Albatros II and L-39 Albatros
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Description: L-39 Albatros is a single-engine, twin-seat, advanced trainer developed as a replacement for L-29 Delfin. It can be powered by either AI-25 (3,972-lb of thrust) or DV-2 (4,850-lb of thrust) turbofan engine. TFE731 turbofan was provided to L-139 Albatros 2000 demonstrator. L-59 variant is powered by DV-2 turbofan engine. The other variants of L-39 differ in the other key areas such avionics, wing configuration, reinforced carriage, etc. L-39ZO and L-39ZA offer a secondary ground attack capability.

The L-159 is an improved variant adding western technology, avionics and weapons to the L-39 Albatros aircraft. It is powered by a Honeywell F124-GA-100 turbofan engine rated at 6,300 pounds of thrust. L-159A Advanced Light Combat Aircraft (ALCA) is a single-seat light multi-role combat aircraft equipped with FIAR Grifo L pulse Doppler radar system. ALCA is equipped with air-to-air and air-to-surface missiles as well as laser guided bombs. The Czech Republic Air Force ordered 72 L-159As which were delivered between 2000 through 2004. The first aircraft entered service in 2003. In February 2006 Aero and the Czech Ministry of Defense signed two logistics support contracts for the L-159 fleet through 2029.

L-159A ALCA Specifications

Crew: 1
Number of Engines: 1
Height: 4.87 meter (16.0 foot)
Length: 12.7 meter (42 foot)
Wingspan: 9.54 meter (31.3 foot)
Ceiling: 11,000 meter (36,089 foot)
Max Range: 1,750 kilometer (945 nautical mile)
Cruise Speed: 170 mps (612 kph)
Top Speed at High Altitude: 260 mps (936 kph)
Max Takeoff Thrust: 6,300 pound (2,858 kilogram)
Max Takeoff Weight: 8,000 kilogram (17,637 pound)
Payload: 2,000 kilogram (4,409 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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L-159A ALCA News

There are 2 news between
12 Oct 2012 and 10 Mar 2015
Tuesday, March 10, 2015Iraq to Buy 15 ex-Czech Air Force L-159 Jets
Friday, October 12, 2012Iraqi Air Force to Buy 28 L-159B Albatros II Training Jets

Operators & Related Equipment

Apr 201424The remaining 48 aircraft are held in storage
Ex-Czech aircraft ordered in April 2014/March 2015 (15)

Grand Total 872
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