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Tanzania orders Italian C-27J airlifters

The Italian government declared on January 9 that Tanzania has placed an order for two Leonardo C-27J Spartan transport aircraft.

The Italian Ambassador to Tanzania, Marco Lombardi, and Stergomena Tax, the Minister of Defense and National Service of Tanzania, signed the agreement, which states that the aircraft will be used mostly for civil support missions by the Tanzanian Ministry of Defense (MoD).

“Equipped with kits for humanitarian, search and rescue, and firefighting missions, the new aircraft will be used by the Tanzanian authorities for firefighting operations on Mount Kilimanjaro and in the East African region.”

Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

The contract sum and the delivery schedule were not made public.

The basic Spartan has a ferry range of 3,070 n miles (5,685 km; 3,532 miles) and can carry an 11-ton payload. Leonardo recently unveiled the C-27J Next Generation (NG), advanced aerodynamic features in addition to updated cockpit displays, weather radar, contemporary navigation, and communications systems.

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