After The Polish Air Force has signed a contract with
Unlike the Polish satisfaction with the aircraft, five C-295M ordered by the in 2009 became the focus of a political conflict in Prague. Since the delivery of four of the aircraft in 2011 the C-295M faced repeated rejection by the Czech Air Force, over technical problems with the navigation systems, engine failures and self-protection Defensive Aids Systems ( ).
Earlier in 2012 the Czech MOD renegotiated the terms of the contract, withand , the Polish trading company agree to deliver the planes for €132, in return for four L-159 trainers to be handed over by the . (Originally, five aircraft were to be delivered but one would be returned the Czech Air Force).
agreed to fix all rejects raised by the Air Force by the end of May 2012 but the Czech Defense Ministry said early July that the C-295M has met 10 of the rejects wile 7 remained unsolved. Apparently the Czech defense would seek compensation from the for the delay but is no longer threatening to cancel the deal. The Polish company faced allegation for its role in the Czech acquisition process, made without an open tender, as required by European Union ruling.