US funding for two M28 Skytrucks for Nepal

The USA is providing financial backing of $19 million for a pair of Mielec M28 Block 50 utility transports that will be delivered to Nepal.

“This contract involves foreign military financing to Nepal,” says a recent US Defence Department statement.

“This award is the result of a country-directed sole-source acquisition. Foreign military financing funds in the full amount are being obligated at the time of award.”

The aircraft will be produced by Mielec, Poland. The package includes a ferry flight to Kathmandu, training, and technical publications.

PZL Mielec is a unit of helicopter maker Sikorsky, which is, in turn, a unit of Lockheed Martin.