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Tunisia has requested the purchase of U.S. T-6C Texan trainer aircraft


The U.S. State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Tunisia for twelve (12) T-6C Texan trainer aircraft and related equipment and support for an estimated cost of $234 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on October 10, 2019.


Tunisia has requested the purchase of U.S. T 6C Texan trainer aircraft 925 001 T-6 Texan IIs from the 559th Flying Training Squadron and the 39th FTS participated in an “Elephant Walk” Oct. 26, 2018, at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas. (Picture source U.S. DoD)


The U.S. State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Tunisia for twelve (12) T-6C Texan trainer aircraft and related equipment and support for an estimated cost of $234 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on October 10, 2019.

The proposed sale will replace Tunisia's aging trainer fleet and allow Tunisia to continue training pilots to support Tunisia's counter-terrorism and border security missions. Tunisia will have no difficulty absorbing this aircraft into its armed forces.

The prime contractor will be Textron Aviation Defense LLC of Wichita, Kansas. There are no known offset agreements proposed with this potential sale. However, the purchaser typically requests offsets. Any offset agreement will be defined in negotiations between the purchaser and the contractor.

The Beechcraft® T-6C Texan II military training aircraft is a next-generation military trainer designed for all instruction levels.

Purpose-built for a wide range of capabilities, the model T-6C prepares pilots for real-world missions. Each training capability – from initial pilot screens to advanced operational training – is designed for military aircraft mission experience, giving pilots the expertise and confidence to achieve success.

The T-6C Texan II empowers pilots to see the whole picture. The state-of-the-art, all-digital, open-architecture glass cockpit offers the crystal clear visibility necessary for completing complex missions. The best training requires advanced total situational awareness. The T-6C flight deck features the technology needed to keep pilots safe and enhance their ability to train.