Kenya receives two C-27J military transport aircraft

Leonardo delivered the first two C-27J military transport aircraft at a ceremony in Nairobi on January 30.

Kenya receives two C 27J military transport aircraft Alenia C-27J Spartan transport aircraft  (Picture source: Urby2004 )

The Alenia C-27J Spartan is a military transport aircraft developed and manufactured by Leonardo's Aircraft Division . It is an advanced derivative of Alenia Aeronautica's earlier G.222 (C-27A Spartan in U.S. service), equipped with the engines and various other systems also used on the larger Lockheed Martin C-130J Super Hercules. In addition to the standard transport configuration, specialized variants of the C-27J have been developed for maritime patrol, search and rescue, C3 ISR (command, control, communications, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance), fire support and electronic warfare and ground-attack missions.

Kenya’s military newly acquired the C-27J Spartan aircraft will undergo acceptance trials by a special military unit before being registered KAF 222.

Kenya receives two C 27J military transport aircraft 02 The C-27J can be quickly configured to carry out tactical transport including troops, cargo, paratroops and cargo airdrop, Medevac/Casevac, VIP but also transport for humanitarian assistance and disaster relief support and firefighting (Picture source: Leonardo)