On Wednesday, the middle press launch stated that Air Power has acquired its first Textron Aviation’s AT-6 Wolverine gentle assault plane.
“Congrats to our Fighters and Superior Plane Directorate’s Gentle Assault Plane Program Workplace, for main efforts to amass and discipline Textron Aviation’s AT-6 Wolverine!,” stated in a press release on an official Twitter account.
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The AT-6 Wolverine multi-role turboprop delivers the best stage of mission configurability, essentially the most superior ISR expertise and the utmost deployability and sustainability. The AT-6 equips operators worldwide with an unparalleled worth, ease of coaching, logistics efficiencies and 85 % components commonality with the Beechcraft T-6 Texan II.
The AT-6 Wolverine options 35 weapons configurations that fulfill SOCOM Armed Overwatch necessities for Shut Air Help (CAS), Armed Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance (ISR), Strike Coordination & Reconnaissance (SCAR), and Ahead Air Management (Airborne) (FAC(A)).
The brand new sort of Air Power fight plane will present an inexpensive, non-developmental plane meant to function globally within the varieties of Irregular Warfare environments which have characterised fight operations over the previous 25 years.
A lightweight assault functionality may maintain competence in irregular warfare, maximize functionality from monetary funding, and harness current, modern applied sciences. A lightweight assault plane choice not solely gives further worth and adaptability but in addition accelerates the modernization of present and potential associate forces that don’t require superior fighter plane.
An inexpensive resolution, the AT-6 price per flying hour is lower than $1,000 and its small upkeep footprint underscores the plane’s cost-effectiveness, deployability and sustainability.
A brand new plane simply entered the @usairforce fleet! Congrats to our Fighters and Superior Plane Directorate’s Gentle Assault Plane Program Workplace, for main efforts to amass and discipline @TextronAviation’s AT-6 Wolverine! (Pictures By Brett Schauf) pic.twitter.com/mUoZLO6jT5
— Air Power Life Cycle Administration Middle (@AFLCMCofficial) February 17, 2021