The U.S. Naval Air Systems Command (Navair) wants more ADS-B kits for T-6 training aircraft. The Navy would receive 251 kits, while the Army would receive four. Textron Aviation Defense is now under contract to deliver them by September 2018.
Worth more than $7.7 million, this ADS-B deal has been awarded as a contract modification. According to the U.S. Defense Department, Navair exercised an option for the procurement of 255 ADS-B production kits. Work is to be performed in Wichita, Kansas.
The Navy operates the T-6A Texan II, for which Raytheon Aircraft Company was the original contractor. It first became operational 15 years ago. It is one component of the Air Force-led Joint Primary Aircraft Training System, which aims to replace Navy T-34C and Air Force T-37B aircraft, Navair said. The program uses commercial-off-the-shelf subsystems.