Chief of Staff Picek in favour of CASA planes deal

29-07-2008

The Spanish-made CASA transport planes will be able to fully replace the currently used An-26, the Chief of Staff of the Czech Army Vlastimil Picek said on Tuesday. The statement was made in reaction to Monday’s report by weekly Euro, which claimed that Mr Picek had warned the Defence Ministry against their purchase, citing technical objections. The Czech Chief of Staff said that the renewal of the transportation fleet and replacement of the old aircrafts was a priority of the Czech military.