DUBAI, UAE (Nov. 8, 2015) – Beechcraft Defense Company, LLC, a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, today announced its Beechcraft AT-6 Wolverine light attack and reconnaissance aircraft successfully participated in its first North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) exercise. The Wolverine recently completed Exercise Ample Strike, a multinational air-land-integration exercise hosted in the Czech Republic to train NATO Joint Terminal Attack Controllers (JTACs) with live-flying exercises.
As part of Ample Strike, the Wolverine participated in seven operational missions that included 35 successful engagements of live adversary forces, complete with live firing, artillery, helicopter forward arming and refueling points, smoke and kinetic blanks.
“This was an important mission for the Beechcraft Wolverine: it was the first participation in a major day/night operational exercise, as well as the first overseas operational demonstration,” said Russ Bartlett, president, Beechcraft Defense Company. “The Wolverine was a crowd-pleaser both in the NATO exercise and the demonstration flights we conducted while in the region. This was a great opportunity to highlight the aircraft’s purpose-built capability, affordability, sustainability and interoperability for the most demanding of scenarios.”
About the AT-6 Wolverine
The Beechcraft Wolverine is a multi-role, multi-mission aircraft system designed to meet the spectrum of needs for the light attack mission. Leveraging a range of highly-specialized, but off-the-shelf capabilities, the Wolverine is outfitted with state-of-the-art equipment such as Pratt and Whitney PT6A-68D engine, CMC Esterline’s mission modified Cockpit 4000, Lockheed Martin’s A-10C-based mission system and L-3 WESCAM’s MX-15Di sensor suite.
Image: Beechcraft AT-6 Wolverine
Web page: Find AT-6 Wolverine information on our website at http://www.beechcraft.com/defense/at-6/default.aspx
About Textron Aviation Inc.
Textron Aviation Inc. is the leading general aviation authority and home to the leading Beechcraft, Cessna and Hawker brands, which account for more than half of all general aviation aircraft flying. The Textron Aviation companies include Cessna Aircraft Company and Beechcraft Corporation, bringing together decades of unmatched experience in designing, building and supporting airplanes. It provides the most versatile and comprehensive general aviation product portfolio in the world through five principal lines of business: business jets, general aviation and special mission turboprop aircraft, high performance piston aircraft, military trainer and defense aircraft, and a complete global customer service organization. Its broad range of products include such best-selling aircraft as Citation and Hawker business jets, King Air and Caravan turboprops and T-6 military trainer aircraft, all of which are backed by the industry’s largest global service network. For more information, visit txtav.com.
About Textron Inc.
Textron Inc. is a multi-industry company that leverages its global network of aircraft, defense, industrial and finance businesses to provide customers with innovative solutions and services. Textron is known around the world for its powerful brands such as Bell Helicopter, Cessna, Beechcraft, Hawker, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO, Greenlee, Textron Systems, and TRU Simulation + Training. For more information visit: www.textron.com.
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