05 July 2022
by Gareth Jennings
With the Czech Republic set to offer air defence cowl for its neighbour, Slovakia is able to switch its MiG-29s (pictured) to Ukraine. (Slovakian Air Drive)
The Czech Air Drive (Vzdusné Sily Armády Ceské Republiky: VSACR) is ready to guard the airspace of its Slovakian neighbour in a transfer that would clear the latter to switch its much-needed MiGs to Ukraine.
Czech Prime Minister Petr Fiala made the disclosure on nationwide TV on 3 July, saying that, from September Saab Gripen C fighters of the VSACR will carry out air-defence duties throughout the airspace of Slovakia. Talking on the similar time, Slovakian Prime Minister Eduard Heger stated that the provide from the Czech authorities would offer a stopgap between the Slovak Air Drive (Vzdušné sily Slovenskej Republiky: VSR) retiring its MiG-29s and receiving the primary Lockheed Martin F-16 Preventing Falcons on order, on the similar time enabling the switch of the MiGs to Ukraine.