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Hawker Beechcraft spent over $100 million on what?!

In one of the more perplexing turns we’ve witnessed on the defence beat, the US Air Force has apparently dismissed the Hawker Beechcraft AT-6 from consideration for the light air support (LAS) programme several months after receiving the company’s bid and only days before a scheduled contract award. And we don’t know why. Beechcraft says […]

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Is Hawker Beechcraft an American company?

Loren Thompson argues in a blog last week there are two competitors for the US Air Force contract for a light attack armed reconnaissance (LAAR) aircraft: “An American plane made by Hawker Beechcraft designated the AT-6, and a Brazilian plane made by Embraer designated the EMB-314.”This is a bad thing, according to Thompson. “The fact […]

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VIDEO: Super Tucano on takeoff

Embraer has released video showing a critical moment of the Super Tucano’s recent demonstration to the US Air Force. As Embraer competes against the Hawker Beechcraft AT-6 for a USAF contract, the Super Tucano showed that it can take off from a dirt strip — and bounce over a criss-crossing concrete runway. The demonstration was […]

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PHOTO: Project Liberty’s first flight

US Air Force photo Hawker Beechcraft delivered the first brand new MC-12W Liberty aircraft to the US Air Force last week. The aircraft has been transferred to L-3 Communications facility in Waco, Texas, for further modifications. The USAF is buying a fleet of up to 37 MC-12W manned tuboprops. At the urging of Secretary of […]

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