US Navy to get UC-12W Military Transport Plane

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US Navy to get UC-12W Military Transport Plane
UC-12W Huron (image: US Marine Corps Forces Reserve)

The United States Navy has awarded Textron Aviation $14.3 million to modify its Beechcraft King Air 350C Cargo Slick aircraft to UC-12W military transport plane.

“Textron Aviation Inc., Wichita, Kansas, is awarded a $14.3 million modification contract and provides modification for the production and delivery of one King Air 350C Cargo Slick aircraft modified to a UC-12W,” the US Department of Defense said in a statement Monday.

The UC-12W, a modified version of the King Air 350 equipped with a cargo door and military required equipment, is a modern and improved version of the UC-12. The UC-12 is used by the Navy for personnel and cargo transport, range clearance, medical evacuation, and humanitarian assistance. The Navy operates UC-12B/F/M Huron as modified variants of the King Air B200 as well as the UC-12W Huron.

Work is expected to be completed in March 2021.

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