The US State Department is selling 24 AT-6C Texan II light attack aircraft to Iraq for a cost of US$ 790 million. The US Congress was informed of the plans on 13 May 2014.
The purchase will include two spare engines, two spare counter-measure systems, two spare missile launch detections systems and loads of other items.
The news comes less then a week after Lockheed Martin successfully completed the first flight of the inaugural F-16IQ Block 52 Fighting Falcon for the Iraq Air Force.
The Beechcraft AT-6 is outfitted with a Pratt and Whitney PT6A-68D engine, CMC Esterline’s mission modified Cockpit 4000, Lockheed Martin’s A-10C-based mission system and L-3 WESCAM’s MX-15Di sensor suite.
Source: DSCA / Beechcraft
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