Beechcraft Defense’s AT-6 Wolverine might soon have a launch customer, with a letter of offer and acceptance for six light-attack turboprops being prepared for the government of Iraq.

In partnership with the US Air Force, Beechcraft intends to offer Baghdad six aircraft initially, with options for more in increments of six. That offer is likely to be delivered next month. The US State Department approved a possible deal for up to 24 aircraft in May, and if accepted, Iraq could become the first AT-6 operator.

Beechcraft Defense president Russ Bartlett says the Iraqi air force already operates 16 T-6A trainers, and that the AT-6 meets Iraq’s combat requirements. […]