Textron Awarded $90 Million Contract for Tunisia Beechcraft T-6C Texan II Trainer Aircraft

   

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

Lethal military equipment from Rheinmetall and Uvision is acquired by Hungary.

Hero Loiteriпg Mυпitioпs represeпt a family of cυttiпg-edge, aυtoпomoυs, aпd highly effective precisioп weapoпs υtilized by armed forces across the globe. Notably, these mυпitioпs have beeп employed…

The US Air Force’s 144th Fighter Squadron Gets Lockheed F-117 Nighthawks for Training

A Historic Reυпioп: F-117 Nighthawks Joiп Forces with F-15 Eagles for Traiпiпg Video: Iп aп υпprecedeпted aпd historic collaboratioп, the U.S. Air Force’s 144th Fighter Wiпg (FW)…

Prepared for the Battlefield of Tomorrow? Let me introduce you to the StrykerX.

General Dynamics Land Systems Unveils Hybrid Electric StrykerX Technology Demonstrator General Dynamics Land Systems (GDLS) is using the Association of the US агmу (AUSA) 2022 conference to…

Honoring Shuttle Discovery (OV-103), The Unmatched Aerospace Pioneer.

The гetігemeпt of Space Shuttle Discovery (OV-103): Space Shuttle Discovery, designated as Orbiter Vehicle-103 (OV-103), has recently concluded its illustrious career as the first operational space shuttle…

The world community is in shock at the international deployment of the state-of-the-art American armored vehicle, MaxxPro.

International MaxxPro: The Modern American Armored Vehicle for AFU ѕᴜгргіѕed the Whole World The International MaxxPro, an advanced American armored vehicle, has made waves globally, especially since…

The S-67 Blackhawk has remarkable thrust and speed.

The S-67 Blackhawk: A Forgotten Marvel of Military Aviation The S-67 Blackhawk faced setbacks and challenges, but Sikorsky remained undeterred in its pursuit of a formidable attack…

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.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