Texan II goes down the pseudo-FMS route
An unnamed overseas customer is to receive three Beechcraft T-6C Texan II trainer aircraft from Textron Aviation in a pseudo-FMS deal, the DoD has revealed.
Textron obtained a $43.84 million sole-source contract from the Legacy Aircraft Training Division of the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center for procurement, support and supply of three T-6C aircraft, ground support equipment, two spare engines, spare parts and ‘country-specific technical orders’, the DoD noted on 12 August.
A pseudo-FMS deal uses the same procedural mechanisms as FMS but involves the US procuring equipment or services from a defence contractor using DoD-appropriated funds, before transferring the arms to allies or a friendly country.
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