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Paris Air Show: Kenya close to ‘Longsword’ contract

23rd June 2017 - 15:00 GMT | by Grant Turnbull in Paris

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L3 Technologies expects to receive a contract to supply 12 new AT-802L ‘Longsword’ light-attack aircraft to Kenya later this year, after an FMS case was approved in January.

According to officials speaking to Shephard, the firmed up government-to-government contract will then be followed by weapon release trials supported by the US Air Force for military qualifications.

Joseph Siniscalchi, senior vice president, business development at L3 Aerospace Systems, told Shephard that the company will work with the USAF’s Seek Eagle office to qualify weapons on the platform in line with the first customer contract expected ‘in the fall’.

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Grant Turnbull was the editor of Land Warfare International and Digital Battlespace magazines with Shephard …

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