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More Spartans for Afghanistan

 

Two more C-27A Spartans have been ordered for the Afghan National Army Air Force.

September 27: Two more C-27A Spartan transport aircraft have been ordered by the US Air Force for the Afghan National Army Air Force (ANAAF), bringing the total ordered so far to 20.

Alenia North America, a subsidiary of Alenia Aeronautica, is providing 18 aircraft under a $287 million (€213 million) contract awarded in September 2008. This new contract, worth approximately $30 million (€22 million), will see the additional aircraft delivered by the end of 2011.

All aircraft are refurbished ex-Italian Air Force G.222 transporters. Currently six have been deployed to Afghanistan with a seventh based at Alenia Aeronautica’s plant in Capodichino, near Naples supporting ongoing Air Advisor training.

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