The Pakistan Army on Friday received six new Cessna aircraft, including two Cessna 208 Caravan and four Cessna T-206H from the United States
The Office of the US Defence Representative delivered the aircraft on March 24, the US embassy in Islamabad announced Friday.
The aircraft will boost Pakistan Army’s air mobility by enhancing its ability to conduct medical evacuations and provide limited troop and equipment transport.
In April 2016, the US Department of Defence had announced it had issued a $14.9 million, fixed-price contract to Cessna Aircraft Company for making two Cessna 208B Grand Caravan EX aircraft and four Cessna T-206H Stationair aircraft for Pakistan. The contract included sustainment support and associated training.
Each aircraft comes with a 24-month sustainment package, including spares, tooling, and support equipment.
The Grand Caravan EX was first shown at the Paris Airshow in 2015. It is equipped with a surveillance console, medical stretcher, lightweight seats and stowable utility seat. Further, It also accommodates up to 14 people and a load of 1,593kg.
The T206H Stationair is a smaller aircraft for six people and can take a load of 581kg.
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