News: More Spartans for Afghanistan
By Gary Parsons on 27 September 2010, 14:37
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.
- Archive Viewing - RAF Humanitarian Work
11 Apr 2015 - 12 Apr 2015
- ISR 2015
20 Apr 2015 - 21 Apr 2015
- SkyTech 2015 – Commercial UAV Conference & Exhibition
24 Apr 2015 - 25 Apr 2015
- Aerial Fire Fighting Europe
29 Apr 2015 - 30 Apr 2015
- International Search & Rescue 2015
12 May 2015 - 13 May 2015