Hawker Beechcraft is hoping to build on recent successes of its T-6 Texan II turboprop trainer program with a new teaming agreement with Lockheed Martin to compete for the U.S. Air Force’s Light Attack Armed Reconnaissance (LAAR) contract, if it becomes a formal program (BA, Sept. 14/117). The two companies will offer the AT-6, which will be powered by an uprated Pratt and Whitney PT6A-68 engine, producing 1,600 shaft horsepower (shp), compared with 1,100 shp in the basic trainer. ...

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