The US Navy has received a T-6B military training aircraft from Hawker Beechcraft Corporation that will be based at Naval Air Station Whiting Field in Milton, Florida, for basic and advanced flight training tasks.

The T-6B aircraft is capable of training pilots in the most advanced aerobatic manoeuvres and simulated combat training tasks, flying at a top speed of 316kt.

The T-6 aircraft was selected by the US Navy and Air Force in 2000 as the joint primary aircraft training system to train the pilots and navigators.