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Cessna To Supply Light Lift Aircraft For Counterinsurgency Mission

June 15 2011


The U.S. Air Force has selected Cessna to supply light cargo aircraft for the Afghan air force, reports Flight International.

The US$88.5 million contract covers 26 Cessna 208B Caravans and six Cessna T-128Ts.

Cessna beat out the team of DynCorp and Pacific Aerospace, offering the P-750, and EADS North America, which submitted its C-212.

Gen. Norton Schwartz, the head of the U.S. Air Force, has sought to equip the service and partner nations with aircraft suited for...

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