Australian Air Force received the first training aircraft PC-21

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Last Friday, an official ceremony for accepting the first 6 training aircraft (PCB) PC-21 took place at the East Sale airbase in Australia, reports TSAMTO.

Australian Air Force received the first training aircraft PC-21


In December, the Australian Ministry of Defense 2015 signed a contract with Lockheed Martin Australia worth $ 863 million for the supply and maintenance of a flight training system based on TC-PC-21.

The agreement provides for the delivery of X-NUMX training aircraft PC-49 from Pilatus Aircraft, 21-M flight simulators, the creation of a flight training system, and logistical support during the initial seven-year period.

New aircraft will replace the outdated PC-9.

It is reported that "the supply system for the training of military pilots performs a consortium of" Tim 21 ", formed by Lockheed Martin, Pilatus and Hawker Pacific." The system provides for the provision of basic flight training at the East Sale airbase (Victoria), the creation of a training center, as well as the necessary infrastructure.

Preparation of cadets on PC-21 should begin in the first quarter of 2019. According to the Air Force, the new system will be in operation for about 30 years.

The system "will provide cadets with the necessary knowledge and skills before piloting the military aviation technicians, including F-35A fighter jets, Tiger attack helicopters, AWACS E-7A Wedgtail airplanes, EA-18G Growler airplanes and MRH-90 multipurpose helicopters, the Australian military said.
  • www.armstrade.org/defence.gov.au
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  1. 0
    August 15 2017
    A sentimental article! I, personally, am very happy for Australopithecus! The seats are trimmed with fresh kangaroo skin, on the panel is a fly tse-tse ...
    1. +1
      August 15 2017
      Tsetse fly lives in Africa.
      1. 0
        August 16 2017
        Quote: xetai9977
        Tsetse fly lives in Africa.

        Disorder!
        Why is there still no cece in Australia?
        You are entrusted with providing the continent with the necessary quantity of ce-tse. Plan the operation and tell the deadline.
        In general, outwardly, airplanes are beautiful.
        Yes, and red, then fast. laughing
    2. 0
      August 16 2017
      Australians well done! -) But it would be better if they took ours.
  2. +15
    August 15 2017
    I’m far from aviation, who will answer? —Why do we need training airplanes with wine — if they fly on a jet?
    1. +5
      August 15 2017
      Initial training. And in some countries, such as Brazil, such aircraft are used as combat aircraft. By the way, if we had such equipment in service with air defense, then Rust would probably not have landed on Red Square in 1987.
      1. +1
        August 15 2017
        Would they have boarded Rust?
        1. +1
          August 15 2017
          Rusta led from the border to the landing. A solution was needed and it would have landed, but for an unknown reason it turned out as it happened, intrigue.
          1. 0
            August 15 2017
            He did not have to be shot down, but had to be planted.
            1. +1
              August 15 2017
              Well, from the point of view of physics, to shoot down and plant, there is nothing more than to lower from heaven to earth, and the whole or fragmented is no longer important.
      2. +1
        August 15 2017
        In fact, now a light helicopter can catch and land a combat helicopter. Nevertheless, I am for serious equipment for intercepting intruders, and not for these motors with wings.
    2. +6
      August 15 2017
      Quote: Logall
      why do we need training aircraft with wine

      With beer, by the way, the planes were already flying.
      Refueling Spitfire's tanks with beer to transfer it to the warriors in Normandy.
  3. 0
    August 16 2017
    Quote: Hurricane70
    A sentimental article! I, personally, am very happy for Australopithecus! The seats are trimmed with fresh kangaroo skin, on the panel is a fly tse-tse ...

    Sheepskin The kangaroo is not important.

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