AFSOC Mulling New Light-Transport, Helo Leases For Foreign Training

Malenic, Marina
December 2009
Defense Daily;12/8/2009, Vol. 244 Issue 45, p7
Market Research Report
The article reports that the U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) is planning to lease six Mi-8MTV/Mi-17 helicopters and one de Havilland Canada DHC-6-300 Twin Otter cargo plane for its foreign training mission. It was revealed in a posting on the Federal Business Opportunities web site on November 16, 2009. It says that the helicopters will be equipped with all the necessary equipment for transport and airdrop of personnel and supplies.


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