The Kenya Air Force (KAF) will take delivery of three C-27J Spartan transport aircraft, a Leonardo executive has confirmed to Jane’s .
Citing a Kenyan National Treasury report to parliament, local media reported the procurement in late June, but said only one C-27J had been ordered for KES20 billion (USD198 million).
The Leonardo executive said Kenya placed the order for the three C-27Js in 2017 and their delivery is scheduled to take place in 2019.
Kenyan and Leonardo officials have not explained why the Spartans were ordered, but they will almost certainly replace the KAF’s De Havilland Canada DHC-5 Buffalo aircraft.
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