Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) is in negotiations with Aero Vodochody over the potential supply of an avionics suite for the Czech Republic airframer's in-development L-39NG trainer.

Benjamin Cohen, general manager of IAI's Lahav division, says the talks concern the possible provision of avionics for the new-generation L-39NG, as well as comparable systems to upgrade previous versions of the single-engined type. Cohen describes the equipment on offer as similar to that found in so-called "4.5th-generation" fighters.

L-39NG first flight

Aero Vodochody

In addition to its interest in gaining selection for the L-39NG, Cohen says IAI's Lahav unit is also in negotiations about installing new avionics equipment in the RAC MiG-29 fighters operated by several air forces.