Hawker Beechcraft, Lockheed Martin team to compete for LAAR aircraft

  • 30-Sep-2009 02:50 EDT

Hawker Beechcraft Corp. (HBC) and Lockheed Martin are teaming up to compete for the opportunity to provide a solution to address U.S. Air Force (USAF) needs for a Light Attack and Armed Reconnaissance (LAAR) aircraft. The USAF is expected to launch an acquisition program in fiscal year 2010. HBC will be prime contractor, and Lockheed Martin Systems Integration in Owego, NY, will be the mission systems integrator for the Beechcraft AT-6 LAAR aircraft. The AT-6 will be based off the HBC T 6 aircraft that recently passed the 1-million-flying-hour milestone. Production recently began on a second AT-6 prototype, designed to both improve performance and expand mission capabilities over the first AT-6 prototype, which is currently in flight testing through spring 2010.

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