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Textron supports Tunisian Texans
Textron Aviation Defense is providing long-lead items to support the delivery of eight T-6C Texan II trainer aircraft to Tunisia.
Work on a $12.49 million FMS contract, awarded by the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, will be performed in Wichita, Kansas and is expected to be completed by October 2022.
The T-6C is powered by a single PT6A-68A turboprop engine. The aircraft features a head-up display, an advanced Esterline CMC Cockpit 4000 avionics suite, an integrated dual flight management system and a GPS/INS navigation system.
Shephard Defence Insight states that the mission system is capable of generating simulated air-to-air targets and scoring against the release of simulated air-to-ground ordnance.
Tunisia requires new trainer aircraft to refresh its ageing fleet and allow it to continue training pilots to support counter-terrorism and border security missions.
It has been a while since KAI received any orders for the T-50 jet, but a couple of deals are on the cards.
BAE Systems to support and train new joint Hawk squadron based at RAF Leeming, UK.
Ascent Flight Training provides details of the CAE Sprint flight training device now being used at RAF Valley as part of MFTS.
Collins Aerospace and Draken Europe are working together to boost the UK's live collective aviation training but Draken might have other targets in its sights.
Indra is pushing the latest trend for lower cost flight training devices with the launch of its SIMCUI system.