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USAF orders more Martin-Baker ejection seats

5th August 2020 - 14:00 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Martin-Baker has been awarded a five-year contract worth up to $150 million from the US Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, to provide spare Mk16 ejection seats (designation US16LA) for T-6 Texan II and T-38 Talon advanced trainer aircraft.

Work under the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract, which is partly funded under the FMS programme, will be carried out in the UK for completion by the end of December 2026.

The Mk16 is specifically designed for use in training aircraft. Ejection performance is optimised throughout the escape envelope, from zero height at zero velocity in a near level attitude through to 370kt.

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