The Air Force has awarded Cessna Aircraft with a $12.38 million contract for four C-208B Caravans for the Special Defense Acquisition Fund inventory.
The contract also includes training for 16 pilots and 14 maintainers for “future international partner needs” as an option.
Cessna will do the work in Wichita. It is to be completed by Nov. 30, 2013.
The contract was issued by Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio.
Cessna Caravans are currently being used in Iraq and Afghanistan as pilot trainers. Iraq also is using some C-208Bs as reconnaissance planes, fitted with surveillance turrets and other equipment, while some have the ability to fire laser-guided rockets or Hellfire missiles.