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Cessna 208B Grand Caravan EX aircraft

Cessna has been awarded a $23 million contract for the Building Partnership Capacity C-208B Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Program.

Contractor will provide six Cessna 208B Grand Caravan EX aircraft, three spare Pratt & Whitney PT6A-140 engines, and aircraft spares and ground handling equipment to the U.S. Africa Command and Pacific Command areas of responsibility in support of counterterrorism measures in Chad, Cameroon, and the Philippines, US department of defense said in a statement Wednesday.

Work is expected to be complete by Sept. 30, 2017.

This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition. National Defense Authorization Act Section 2282; and fiscal 2016 counterterrorism partnerships funds in the amount of $24 million are being obligated at the time of award.

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