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Military training aircraft delivered to Mexico

Beechcraft has delivered military trainer plane and a surveillance aircraft to the Mexican Navy.
By Richard J. Tomkins   |   Aug. 22, 2014 at 2:12 PM   |   Comments

WICHITA, Kan., Aug. 22 (UPI) -- Two military training aircraft and a surveillance plane have been delivered to the Mexican Navy by Beechcraft Corporation.

Beechcraft said the T-6C+ trainers and the King Air 350ER were ordered earlier this year as part of a modernization program.

"Being chosen by the Mexican Navy for this modernization program shows a superior level of confidence not only in Beechcraft products to fill its mission requirements, but in the product support we'll provide as part of the agreement," said Russ Bartlett, president, Beechcraft Defense Company. "This is a great example of how militaries around the globe can take advantage of the broad product range and support that Textron Aviation can provide to meet different requirements."

The T-6 is a single-engine turboprop used by the U.S. Air Force and allied nations for basic pilot training. It has a cruise speed of 320 miles per hour and a range of more than 1,000 miles.

The T-6C+ variant features a hard-point wing, heads-up display, up-front control panel, and an advanced Esterline CMC Cockpit 4000 avionics suite.

The King Air 350ER is a commercial aircraft with specialized surveillance, intelligence and reconnaissance equipment.

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