U.S. provides Tunisia with four T-6C training aircraft
The United States provided Tunisia with four T-6C training aircraft in a move to support the North African country’s Defense ministry’s efforts to enhance the air forces’ ability to meet security challenges and humanitarian needs.
Imed Memich, the Defense minister, was quoted in a statement by his department as saying that the new aircraft would provide the air force with advanced training capabilities. The US Ambassador in Tunisia, Joey R. Hood said Washington was committed to support the Defense ministry’s efforts to enhance the air force’s ability to meet security challenges and humanitarian needs.
Tunisia receives several supports including defense contributions from Washington. Last month, four Tunisian soldiers died after a military aircraft crashed into the sea, an accident that President Kais Saied attributed to an aging military fleet.