Training for new American helicopters will be provided by LOM Prague. He called the army 286 million
LOM Prague will be given the task of providing support for simulated aviation training of military pilots and ground military aviation personnel on the AH-1Z simulator in the years 2023 to 2032. “LOM Prague is a special entity that has the prerequisites to obtain the necessary authorizations and certifications to support the operation and subsequently the operation of the AH-1Z simulator,” said Fajnor.
A state-owned enterprise may need services that are associated with the operation of a simulation center, technical support for simulator training, and ancillary services such as classrooms, facilities for pilots and instructors, or attendants.
“The public contract is necessary to ensure long-term practical and theoretical training of aviation personnel for the new type of helicopter AH-1Z Viper and to receive its fast and smooth introduction into armaments and use in the Czech Army,” Fajnor remarked.
The contract was made more expensive by higher prices of construction work and materials
Based on similar services, the ministry assumed that the price would be about 244 million crowns without VAT. However, LOM Prague offered a higher price, up to 285.6 million crowns. According to Fajnor, the reason is this year’s jump in prices of building materials and construction work. He added that the company had submitted expert opinions to increase the prices.
The US Department of Defense buys four AH-1Z Viper combat helicopters and eight multi-purpose UH-1Y Venom, replacing the Mi-24/35 combat helicopters. Soldiers should have all the machines available in 2023.