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Australia requests C-27Js

20th December 2011 - 11:22 GMT | by Tony Osborne in London


The Australian government has requested the purchase of 10 Alenia C-27J transport aircraft through the US Government's Foreign Military Sale programme.

According to a 19 December release by the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA), Australia has requested 10 C-27Js, 23 engines as well as electronic warfare and communications suites and missile warning systems. Other systems required include a flight simulator, fuselage and maintenance training devices. The contract could be worth as much as $950 million.

The DSCA said that the sales would allow the Australian Defense Forces (ADF) to 'improve its capability to meet current and future air mobility

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Tony Osborne


Tony Osborne

Tony was deputy editor of Defence Helicopter and Rotorhub magazines before joining Aviation Week in …

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