Tunisian Air Force takes delivery of first Beechcraft T-6C Texan II Integrated Training System

Beechcraft T-6C Texan II ©Textron Aviation

Textron Aviation Defense has reported the delivery of the first Beechcraft T-6C Texan II Integrated Training System to the Tunisian Air Force in support of operations at No. 13 Squadron at Sfax Air Base in Tunisia.

The Foreign Military Sales (FMS) contract comprises eight T-6C Texan II advanced military training aircraft, in-country field service and logistics support representatives, programme management support, interim contractor support for the first year, training for pilots and maintenance professionals, spare engines, spare parts and aircraft support equipment.

Textron Aviation Defense expects to deliver the second Tunisian Air Force T-6C in late 2022. The remaining six aircraft are slated for delivery in 2023. Training of the initial cadre of pilots began October 31, at Textron Aviation Defense facilities in Wichita, Kansas.

Additionally, the Tunisian Air Force will rely upon TRU Simulation + Training Inc., an affiliate of Textron Aviation, for a suite of training devices and related support. The devices — slated for installation at Sfax air base — include a ground-based training system, an operational flight trainer and a computer-based training lab.

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