June 19 2012
The Royal Air Force will use two BAE 146 jetliners bought from Belgium for military transport duties, reports Defense News.
BAE Systems has been awarded a 15.5 million pound (US$19.6 million) contract to convert the commercial aircraft for military cargo and passenger operations in theater, said government officials.
The planes were bought earlier in a separate deal.
The contract was filed as an urgent operational requirement, requiring delivery by March.
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