A milestone was reached on June 30 when the U.S. Department of Defense announced the contract for Tunisian Air Force T-6C training aircraft for a total of $106 million.
“Textron Aviation Defense, Wichita, Kansas, has been awarded a $90,686,042, bilateral modification (PZ0011) to previously awarded FA8617-C-21-6235 for the Tunisia T-6C aircraft procurement effort.”
In November 2020, the Government of Tunisia has requested a possible sale of twelve (12) T-6C Texan trainer aircraft, training, and spares from the United States at an estimated cost of $234 million.
“The contract modification is for procurement of eight T-6C aircraft, spare parts, spare engines, aircraft support equipment, FSR support, Ground Based Training System (GBTS), Operational Flight Trainer (OFT), Computer Based Training Lab (CBT), interim contractor support, personal life support equipment, country specific technical orders, installation of GBTS, OFT, and CBT, and ferry and support as well as definitization of the FA8617-21-C-6235 undefintized contract action.
Work will be performed in Wichita, Kansas, and is expected to be completed by Sept. 30, 2026.
This modification involves Foreign Military Sales to Tunisia. Tunisia FMS funds are being obligated at the time of award. Total cumulative face value of the contract is $105,422,012. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.
In July last year, Textron Aviation Defense was contracted by the United States to provide long-lead items to support Tunisia’s T-6C Texan II programme.