BEIRUT, (BM) – Lebanon is starting to modernize and repair its armed caravan aircrafts, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, according U.S. DoD statement.
The US company Northrop Grumman has been awarded a $17,7 million contract to provide sustainment services for the Lebanese Air Force Armed Caravan Program, the statement says.
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Work will be performed in Beirut, Lebanon, and is expected to be completed June 30, 2021, with the possibility of extending the completion date to June 30, 2024.
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The Cessna 208 Caravan is an American single-engined turboprop, fixed-tricycle landing gear, short-haul regional airliner and utility aircraft that is built by Cessna. The airplane typically seats nine passengers with a single pilot, although with a FAR Part 23 waiver it can seat up to fourteen passengers. The aircraft is also used for cargo operations
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Source: U.S. DoD, Northrop Grumman
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