Marines buy new transports

by: Matthew Potter
July 19, 2008

Category: commercial aviation, Contract Awards, Hawker Beechcraft, logistics, Military Aviation, production program, U.S. Marine Corps | RSS 2.0

The USMC awarded a contract to Hawker Beechcraft for 6 new transport aircraft. See a story here. These will replace older UC-12 aircraft also made by Hawker Beechcraft that have been in service for a few decades. These will most likely be used for personnel transport in more benign environments. The Army has been working to buy larger tactical transports through the Joint Cargo Aircraft (JCA) program but are struggling with the USAF on requirements and quantities.

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