Hawker Beechcraft made its first sale of its T-6C+ military trainer to the Mexican Air Force, the company said today.
Mexico’s air force has signed a contract for six of the trainers.
The T-6C+ is an enhanced version of the T-6 military trainer used by the U.S. Air Force and Navy.
The plane is capable of delivering practice weapons for training purposes.
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The first two of the six will be delivered to an advanced training base in Mexico’s northern region early this year. The new trainers will replace the military’s aging PC-7 fleet.
“We see this sale of six aircraft as just the beginning of a long and production relationship with FAM (Mexican Air Force),” Jim Maslowski, president of Hawker Beechcraft’s defense business, said in a statement.