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Hawker Beechcraft sells 24 trainers to Morocco

  • The Wichita Eagle
  • Published Monday, Oct. 12, 2009, at 3:57 p.m.

Hawker Beechcraft has sold 24 Beechcraft T-6C trainers to the Royal Moroccan Air Force, the company said today.

The $185.3 million contract includes the aircraft, technical and logistics support and other services.

The Royal Moroccan Air Force is the launch customer for the T-6C aircraft, an improved version of the T-6A Texan II.

The T-6C will replace Morocco's T-34 basic trainers and Cessna T-37 jet trainers.

The contract includes aircraft ferry services, site survey, support and test equipment, publications and technical documentation, facility infrastructure support, personnel training and training equipment and other technical and logistics support.

The T-6C features an integrated glass cockpit and an advanced avionics suite that expands advanced training opportunities, the company said.

It also features a "hard point wing" that will allow for external fuel tanks.

The contract is from the U.S. government and is a government-to-government agreement between the United States and Morocco.

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