This morning took place the first sortie of the two Iraqi Air Force L-159s led by Iraqi pilots who have completed their training in Czech Republic. This first test flight was performed under the supervision of General Anouar Hamad Amin. These two aircrafts of Squadron 115 will be involved in combat operations in the near future. The two first L-159As arrived at Balad AB in November 2015.
The two L-159As arrived at Balad AB on 4th November 2015 (Copyright : Iraqi MoD)
The video below show L-159A serial "5903" on taking off at Balad AB :