Tunisia requests T-6C trainer aircraft
The US State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale of T-6C Texan trainer aircraft to Tunisia, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency announced on 10 October.
Tunisia’s government has requested 12 T-6C aircraft along with spare engines, spare parts, ground handling equipment and other support equipment.
The estimated value of the package is $234 million.
Tunisia has requested the equipment to replace its existing aging trainer aircraft fleet and support pilot training for the country’s counter-terrorism and border security missions.
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