US donates Cessna 208 ISR to Chadian and Cameroonian Air Force


As part of the United States ongoing efforts to combat terrorism, it has donated four Cessna 208 Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) aircraft to the Chadian and Cameroonian Air Force respectively.

The contract to reconfigure the aircraft was awarded to North American Surveillance Systems and L-3 communications in May 2016.

A spokesperson from United States African Command (AFRICOM) told Jane’s IHS that both countries have received aircraft.

A photograph released by the US military showed one of the Chadian Cessna 208s at Chief Adji Kossei Air Base equipped with an L3 Wescam MX-15 electro-optic/infrared payload.

Ekene Lionel

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