Argentina requests T-6C+ FMS
The US State Department has approved a possible foreign military sale (FMS) of Beechcraft T-6C+ Texan military flight training aircraft to Argentina, the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency announced on 3 August.
Argentina has requested 24 T-6C+ Texan trainer aircraft, with initial spare parts, spare engines and communications and support equipment. The estimated $300 million FMS also includes training and support services.
Argentina has requested the aircraft to enhance the Argentine Air Force's ability to train pilots and conduct border control missions, especially along its northern border.
Beechcraft Defense wil be the prime contractor of the FMS if it goes ahead.
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