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October 14, 2022

Textron Delivers 1,000th T-6 Texan II

Advanced Turbine Trainer Plane Passes Milestone with Colombian Delivery

Beechcraft's turbine-powered trainer plane passed an impressive milestone this week with the delivery of the 1,000th T-6 Texan II, which found its home with the Colombian Air Force. Their fleet of 5 T-6C trainers are assigned to the Air Combat Command No. 1 (CACOM-1), headquartered at Capitan Germán Olano Moreno Air Base in Palanquero, Colombia. The global fleet of Texans has proudly carried on the tradition of its WWII forebear, acting as a premier turbine engined, advanced trainer plane for militaries around the world as a transitional model between lower-powered piston aircraft and jet trainers. 

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Update: Kaman to Create USMC Version of Upcoming Kargo UAV

US Marine Corps Selects Quadrotor VTOL for Autonomous Logistics in Austere Environments

Kaman Air Vehicles has announced their selection to create an uncrewed logistics aircraft for the United States Marine Corps. The aircraft will be a modified variant of the Kaman Kargo UAV, a purpose-built autonomous medium-lift logistics vehicle. The Kargo, a quadrotor VTOL, is slated to carry up to 800 lbs of payload for more than 500 nautical miles with ease. In line with its military-ready bonafides, the Kargo system is designed to happily operate out of the most austere environments.

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