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T-6A Texan II  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): October 2001
Total Production: 852
Unitary Cost: USD$7.0 million
Total Cost: USD$5.3 billion
Also Known As: AT-6, Effroni and JPATS
Origin: United States of America
Corporations: Beechcraft Corporation
Parent System: T-6 Texan II
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): October 2001
Total Production: 1,171
Total Cost: USD$5.5 billion
Family Members: T-6B Texan II
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Description: The Hawker Beechcraft T-6 Texan II is a single-turboprop engine, tandem two-seat primary trainer designed to train students in basic flying skills common to US Air Force (USAF) and US Navy pilots. The T-6 Texan II derived from the Raytheon's Beech/Pilatus PC-9 Mk II turboprop trainer. The United States Joint Services awarded the Joint Primary Aircraft Training System (JPATS) contract to Raytheon (now Hawker Beechcraft Corporation) in 1996. The T-6A Texan II achieved initial operational capability as a training system in 2001.

The JPATS system includes the Texan II aircraft, a suite of simulators, training devices, and a training integration management system. Production of the T-6A is expected to end in 2017 with some 800 aircraft rolling off the assembly line. Raytheon estimated that the JPATS aircraft fleet is expected to last until 2050. The T-6A is powered by a single Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-68 turboprop engine that delivers 1,100-shp. The aircraft is fully aerobatic and features pressurized cockpit with an anti-G system, ejection seats, and an advanced avionics package.

The first T-6A achieved operational capability in May 2000 at Randolph Air Force Base, Texas. Training began at Moody Air Force Base (Georgia) in October of 2001. The United States Air Force and the Navy have agreed to procure up to 418 T-6As through 2010. These aircraft are replacing the USAF T-37B and the Navy T-34C. In addition, the NATO Flying Training in Canada program purchased 26 T-6A aircraft and the Hellenic Air Force of Greece ordered another 45 T-6As.

The Hawker Beechcraft AT-6 is a tandem twin-seat light attack aircraft derived from the proven T-6 Texan II trainer. The AT-6 can be equipped with sensors and its weapon options include: gun pods, laser guided bombs, anti-tank missiles, and rockets. The aircraft is suitable for a wide range of missions (netcentric ISR, urban close air support, forward air control, convoy escort, critical infrastructure protection, border security, port security, and counter-narcoterrorism) at an affordable cost.

T-6A Texan II Specifications

Crew: 2
Number of Engines: 1
Height: 3.23 meter (10.6 foot)
Length: 10.2 meter (33.3 foot)
Wingspan: 10.2 meter (33.4 foot)
Ceiling: 9,449 meter (31,001 foot)
Max Range: 1,667 kilometer (900 nautical mile)
Max Power at TakeOff: 1,100 shp
Top Speed at High Altitude: 143 mps (515 kph)
Empty Weight: 2,268 kilogram (5,000 pound)
Max Takeoff Weight: 2,949 kilogram (6,501 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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T-6A Texan II News

There are 25 news between
9 Apr 2007 and 12 Apr 2017
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Wednesday, April 12, 2017FMS: Republic of Iraq Seeks Pilot and Maintenance Training
Tuesday, September 16, 2014G-CLAW Precision Guided Weapon Achieves Successful Live-Fire Demonstration
Monday, July 14, 2014Textron Systems Introduces Fury Lightweight Precision Guided Weapon
Friday, May 10, 2013Beechcraft Defense Company Awarded Contract for 35 T-6 Military Training Aircraft
Thursday, March 29, 2012Raytheon Completes Production of 1,000th GBU-58 Laser-Guided Paveway Bomb
Tuesday, October 11, 2011AT-6 Light Attack Aircraft Successfully Deploys Precision-Guided Munitions
Wednesday, June 29, 2011FMS: Iraq Wants Follow-On Support and Maintenance of Multiple Aircraft Systems
Monday, June 20, 2011Hawker Beechcraft, Esterline CMC Electronics Announce Enhancements to AT-6 Cockpit 4000 Suite
Saturday, June 18, 2011Raytheon Re-Introduces 250-Pound Paveway Precision-Guided Munition
Tuesday, March 29, 2011FMS: Greece Requests Logisitcs Support for its Air Force

Operators & Related Equipment

Operating with USAF markings
Feb 20104
T-6A Effroni trainers number not confirmed yet (25)
United States of America748
2014494USAF (446) and USN (49)
Apr 2008571US Air Force and US Navy aircraft ordered through April 17, 2008

Grand Total 8526
Defensive Weapons
GBU-58 Paveway
Propulsion Systems
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