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Textron Aviation Special Missions Cessna Grand Caravans to be acquired to Aid in Horn of Africa Security

Two Cessna Grand Caravan EX aircraft will be equipped to ensure the border sovereignty of the country of Djibouti (Photo: Business Wire)

Textron Aviation today announced the award of a contract by the U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, AL, for two Cessna Grand Caravan EX turboprop aircraft.

The aircraft will be owned and operated by the Djiboutian Air Force (DAF).

This acquisition is the third delivery order under a recently established indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract that allows up to $100 million U.S. dollars for the acquisition of Textron Aviation aircraft over a five-year period.

Bob Gibbs, vice president, Special Mission Sales for Textron Aviation said: “The two special missions Cessna Grand Caravan EX aircraft will be Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance equipped to ensure the border sovereignty of the country of Djibouti.

“This multiyear contract allows the U.S. Army Security Assistance Command to rapidly procure Commercial off the Shelf (COTS) aircraft and modifications from Textron Aviation for our Foreign Military Sale allies and partner nations.

“We are honored to assist in advancing U.S. national security and foreign policy interests by providing our solutions under the IDIQ and we look forward to further cooperation with the U.S. Army.”

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