Textron Aviation Defense has delivered the final Beechcraft T-6C Texan II turboprop military trainer aircraft to the Tunisian Air Force at Sfax Air Base.
The plane is the eighth handed over as part of a foreign military sales contract signed in July 2022.
Alongside the fleet, Tunisia received in-country support for field service, logistics, program management, operator training, maintenance, and spare parts.
“The world’s most advanced global air forces and pilots trust us to deliver a great aircraft that enables them to make the world a better, more secure place,” Textron Aviation Defense CEO and President Brett Pierson stated.
“Our world-class workforce goes above and beyond to design, manufacture, deliver, and support the world’s premier military flight trainer.
“It is an honor that partner nations continue to put their confidence in the Beechcraft T-6 Texan II as the gold standard in training capabilities.”
Bolstering Security in Tunisia, Northern Africa
The Tunisian Air Force accepted the first T-6C from Textron in November last year.
Before the deliveries, the US Department of Defense awarded the Kansas-based firm a $12.5-million contract for long lead items procurement and site survey supporting Tunisia’s future trainer fleet.
According to the US, the sale affirms its commitment to assist the Tunisian government in sustaining its airspace dominance and capabilities for humanitarian needs.
“Tunisia plays an important role in ensuring not only its own national security but also that of northern Africa and the continent as a whole,” US Ambassador to Tunisia Joey Hood said during the initial T-6C arrival.