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AFSOC receives full complement of Do 328/C-146A transports

30 September 2013
The Do 328 Group has sourced a number of Dornier aircraft, similar to the example pictured, which AFSOC will utilise as logistics and transport platforms. Source: IHS/Patrick Allen

The US Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) has received into service its 17th and final Dornier Do 328 (C-146A) twin-turboprop tactical transport aircraft, it was announced on 30 September.

The Do 328 Group has sourced a number of Dornier aircraft, similar to the example pictured, which AFSOC will utilise as logistics and transport platforms. (IHS/Patrick Allen)The Do 328 Group has sourced a number of Dornier aircraft, similar to the example pictured, which AFSOC will utilise as logistics and transport platforms. (IHS/Patrick Allen)

The aircraft was handed over to Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) for conversion into a military platform by the UK and Germany-based 328 Group. The handover ceremony took place on 9 July at the 328 Group's facilities in Operpfaffenhofen, Germany.

328 Group sourced 15 of the Do 328 aircraft from various locations, including Europe, the United States, and Africa, under a four-year contract with SNC valued at USD200 million, while SNC sourced two of the aircraft itself.



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