Morocco’s Royal Air Force will receive two maritime patrol airplanes, Beechcraft Super King Air 350ER, in the coming days.
Rabat- The two twin turbo engine planes were manufactured by the American Textron Aviation company in 2016. They are currently being equipped with an observation and surveillance system, a friend/enemy identification system, and a real time communication system, according to Spanish outlet, defensa.com
An aeronautical company at the Toulouse airport in France is making the upgrades.
The $8.358 million planes are in the testing phase currently.
They will be used, in cooperation with the Royal Marine, to monitor Morocco’s seafront and not for military operations. The two planes will join three Airbus helicopters AS565 Panthers that Morocco received in 2002.
The Royal Air Force of Morocco already employs a dozen Beechcraft planes that primarily operate from Morocco’s military airbase in Sale, Rabat’s neighboring city.