Wednesday, December 25, 2013
Army Details Requirements for Transport Aircraft
The Army is seeking to acquire at least four medium-size transport airplanes after retiring its C-212 planes. The requirements include a minimum load of 5 tons and double the range and endurance of the C-212, which would put it at more than 10 hours and 2,000 miles. They would also need to be able to land on unimproved runways. Army commander Gen. Juan Miguel Fuente-Alba told El Mercurio that the Army may request bids or negotiate directly with the manufacturer of a plane that meets requirements. The planes that fit the requirements are the Airbus C-235 and C-295, the Alenia C27J and the Russian made Antonov 32, according to El Mercurio.