Beechcraft T-6C Texan II Trainer Aircraft for Tunisia to be Built by Textron for $90 Million

The U.S. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center has awarded Textron Aviation a $90.7 million contract modification for the delivery of eight Beechcraft T-6C aircraft to Tunisia. The total value of the contract is $105.4 million, and foresees the delivery of the aircraft by September 2026. The contract modification follows the award of an initial $12.5 million contract for long lead efforts from 2021. Work will be performed in Wichita, Kansas, and is expected to be completed October 2022. This contract involves Foreign Military Sales to Tunisia and is the result of a sole-source acquisition.

Textron Awarded $12 Million Contract For Tunisia T-6C Long Lead Items Procurement - MilitaryLeak

The Beechcraft T-6 Texan II is a single-engine turboprop trainer aircraft built by the Raytheon Aircraft Company (which became Hawker Beechcraft and later Beechcraft Defense Company, and was bought by Textron Aviation in 2014). A trainer aircraft based on the Pilatus PC-9, the T-6 has replaced the United States Air Force’s Cessna T-37B Tweet and the United States Navy’s T-34C Turbo Mentor. Beechcraft T-6C Texan II is an upgraded version of the T-6B with wing hard points, primarily designated for export sales. In the official announcement there was no mentioning on the confirmation of a contract for four AT-6C Wolverine light attack aircraft.

Colombia's first two T-6C Texan IIs enter service

In October 2019, the US State Department approved a possible Foreign Military Sale (FMS) to Tunisia for twelve T-6C Texan IIs and related equipment and support for an estimated cost of USD 234 million. The T-6C platform will bolster their capability to respond to and engage threats in multiple areas across the country. On 19 November 2020, the Tunisian minister of national defence officially announced that the government approved the contract for eight T-6C Texan II trainer aircraft and related equipment and support. The T-6Cs will most probably replace the Tunisian Air Force aging advanced trainer fleet, currently consisting of L-59T jet trainers.

Tunisia cleared to buy AT-6C Wolverine light attack aircraft from Textron | Defense Brief

The Government of Tunisia has requested to buy four (4) AT-6C Wolverine Light Attack Aircraft with supporting equipment, including but not limited to 312 MAU-169 computer control groups, 468 MK81 250 LB GP вσмвs and 3,290 advanced precision кιℓℓ ωєαρσи systems — as well as вσмв components and practice вσмвs. The proposed sale includes gravity and guided munitions, including 468 Mark 81 250-lb вσмвs, 48 500-lb Mark 82 вσмвs, Paveway II laser guidance units, 3,290 Advanced Precision Kιℓℓ Wєαρσи System (APKWS) laser guidance units for 2.75-inch rockets, six .50 calibre machine guns, and six L-3 WESCAM MX 15D Multi-Spectral Targeting Systems. AT-6B Wolverine is an armed version of the T-6B for primary ωєαρσиs training or light attack roles.

Related Posts

Liaoning Aircraft Carrier – The Real Power of China’s First Carrier

The Liaoning Aircraft Carrier still retains much of the layout of its predecessor. Her hull is treated to resist metal corrosion and repainted. Introduce In a relatively…

The World’s Most Powerful Destroyer of Everything Oshkosh LVSR MKR15

The Oshkosh LVSR MKR15 is a wrecker variant of the LVSR heavy high mobility truck. In 2011 US Marine Corps ordered nearly 70 of these heavy wreckers….

F/A-18F Super Hornet is the most powerful version

The first of McDonnell Dauglas’s (Boeing from 1997) Hornet upgrade concepts to reach fruition is the F/A-18E Super Hornet. The first F/A-18E made its maiden flight in…

The largest aircraft in the world is now on exhibit in the United States

When you look at cost, the An-124 Ruslan would have been a good addition for the US in heavy transport. The US and NATO contracted to firms…

Unbeatable is the “Hummer,” the first aircraft designed particularly for airborne early warning

Six decades of active service have been logged by the E-2 Hawkeye. The Northrup Grumman-built E-2 is capable of operating in all weather conditions and from aircraft…

The most expensive main combat tank in the world is the K2 Black Panther

The K2 Black Panther tank, which weighs 55 to 61 tons, strengthens the South Korean tank force that currently relies on the K1 and K1A1 tanks and…

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *