Hawker Beechcraft T-6C Enters IAF Trainer Competition
Excerpts from an official company statement: Hawker Beechcraft Corporation (HBC) today announced its Beechcraft T-6C (rendered in IAF colours in the impression above) military trainer is scheduled for evaluation by the Indian Air Force in field evaluation trials beginning Oct 11 at the Air Force Station Jamnagar in India. HBC is vying for a contract that specifies an initial purchase of 75 aircraft and options for follow-on orders that could eventually exceed 100 aircraft. A decision on the contract is anticipated in the coming months. The evaluations will be conducted over five days and consist of flights by IAF test and instructor pilots.