WICHITA, Kan., 26 Aug. 2012. Leaders of the Mexican air force has taken deliver of the first four of six Beechcraft T-6C+ military trainer aircraft ordered from the Hawker-Beechcraft Defense Co. in Wichita, Kan. The remaining two aircraft are to be delivered by next month.
The T-6C+, an enhanced version of the T-6 military trainer aircraft, can carry external stores and deliver practice weapons for training, It will replace the Mexican air force aging PC-7 fleet. The Mexican air force will use the T-6C+ for intermediate to advanced tactics including air-to-ground weapons employment capabilities and training.
The T-6C+ has a hard-point wing, heads-up display, up-front control panel, an integrated glass cockpit and an advanced Esterline CMC Cockpit 4000 avionics suite. The systems are integrated with a hands-on throttle and stick (HOTAS), providing the student pilot and instructor with a simpler interface to the digital cockpit.
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