Israel - T-6A Texan Aircraft




 
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June 10th, 2008  
rock45
 

Topic: Israel - T-6A Texan Aircraft


Must be a good little trainer I believe this is the third sale in basically a short period of time. I would like to see a combat/COIN version built take away some of Brazil's market share.

Israel - T-6A Texan Aircraft
WASHINGTON, June 9, 2008 – The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress of a possible Foreign Military Sale to Israel of T-6A Texan aircraft as well as associated equipment and services. The total value, if all options are exercised, could be as high as $190 million.
The Government of Israel has requested a possible sale of 25 T-6A Texan aircraft, Global Positioning System (GPS) with CMA-4124 GNSSA card and Embedded GPS/Inertial Navigation System (INS) spares, ferry maintenance, tanker support, aircraft ferry services, site survey, unit level trainer, spare and repair parts, support and test equipment, publications and technical documentation, personnel training and training equipment, contractor technical and logistics personnel services, and other related elements of logistics support. The estimated cost is $190 million.
Israel’s strategic position makes it vital to the United States’ interests throughout the Middle East. Our policy has been to promote Middle East peace, support the Israeli commitment to peace with other regional Arab countries, enhance regional stability and promote Israeli readiness and self-sufficiency. It is vital to the U.S. national interest to assist Israel to develop and maintain a strong and ready self-defense capability. This proposed sale is consistent with those objectives.
The Israeli Air Force’s (IAF) fleet of Zukit aircraft was produced in the early 1960s. The Zukit’s high fuel and maintenance costs, and low mission capable rates led to the IAF’s decision to procure new trainer aircraft. The T-6A aircraft will reduce training fuel requirements by 66%. The IAF will use these new aircraft to modernize its air force and to improve operational capability in coalition operations and exercises, and contribute to a modern air defense network for the legitimate defense of Israel. Israel will have no difficulty absorbing these aircraft into its armed forces.
The proposed sale of this equipment and support will not affect the basic military balance in the region.
The principal contractors will be:
Hawker Beechcraft Corporation, Wichita, Kansas
Pratt & Whitney Corporation, Quebec, Canada and Bridgeport, West Virginia
Martin Baker, Middlesex, United Kingdom
Hartzel Propeller, Pique, Ohio
Canadian Marconi, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
L-3 Vertex, Madison, Mississippi
Offset agreements associated with this proposed sale are expected, but at this time the specific offset agreements are undetermined and will be defined in negotiations between the purchaser and contractor.

Link
http://www.dsca.mil/PressReleases/36...rael_08-42.pdf
June 15th, 2008  
SHERMAN
 
 
isent the T-6 a WWII trainer?!
June 15th, 2008  
A Can of Man
 
 
No, that's the T-6, not the T-6A.
The T-6A is a modern aircraft who's history goes back to the 1990's.
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June 16th, 2008  
SHERMAN
 
 
oh i see... that would explain it. cause israel already had the original T-6...even used them as dive bombers for a while...
June 16th, 2008  
A Can of Man
 
 
Back in the war of independence?
June 16th, 2008  
SHERMAN
 
 
yep...exactly
 


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