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Rwanda joins the Grand Caravan club

25th June 2020 - 17:00 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Cessna C-208 Grand Caravan EX aircraft are being supplied to the Rwandan Air Force by ATI Engineering Services in an FMS deal.

The $10.1 million contract for two aircraft, announced by the DoD on 24 June and awarded after a competitive tender, also includes spare parts and ground support equipment, a flight training device and necessary modifications for the Rwandan Air Force, as well as interim logistic support for the aircraft themselves and the training device.  

There was one other bidder on the contract.

Work will be performed in Johnstown, Pennsylvania; Rockford, Illinois; and Kigali Air Force Base in Rwanda, and is expected to be completed by 31 July 2022.  

Applications for the Grand Caravan EX include passenger and light cargo transport, medical evacuation, embassy support and ISR. 

The aircraft received certification for hardpoint provisions in July 2016, enabling users to configure the aircraft for missions that require armament. 

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