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$7.1M in C-47 Dakota Conversions to Colombia

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AC-47T Phantasma Basler Turbo Conversions in Oshkosh, WI received a $7.1 firm-fixed price contract to provide for turbo converted AC-47T Fantasma (aka. “Spooky,” or “Puff the Magic Dragon”) gunship aircraft for Colombia’s Air Force. While aircraft numbers were not given, an $11 million 2003 contract to ARINC Engineering Services converted six C-47 Dakotas to AC-47T status, and installed night vision and optical sensors on the Dakotas and six A-37 Dragonfly counterinsurgency aircraft. This work will be complete in July 2006. Total funds have been obligated. Negotiations were complete in October 2005. Headquarters Ogden Air Logistics Center, Hill Air Force Base, Utah, is the contracting activity (FA8223-05-C-0004).

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