Aero L-159A ALCA (Advanced Light Combat Aircraft) is a Czech-built multi-role combat aircraft.
The L-159A ALCA is based on the proven airframe design and aerodynamic configuration of the L-39 Albatros and L-59 family.
The operational capabilities of the aircraft include close air support, tactical reconnaissance, air defence, counter insurgency, border patrol, lead-in fighter and weapons training and anti ship missions.
Country of Origin:
Czech Air Force
Initial Service Date:
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No. of Hardpoints:
1× Honeywell/ITEC F124-GA-100 turbofan at 6,280 lbf
Guns: ZVI Plamen PL-20 2×20mm gun pod
Hardpoints: 7, 3 under each wing and 1 under the fuselage holding up to 2340 kg (5,159 lb)
Air-to-air Missiles: AIM-9M Sidewinder, AIM-132 ASRAAM, IRIS-T
Air-to-surface Missiles: AGM-65 Maverick, AGM - HARM
Bombs: various laser-guided and unguided bombs GBU, CBU