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.
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