Nepal would be to receive a pair of PZL Mielec M28 short take-off and landing (STOL) light transport aircraft under an agreement launched by the US Department of Defense (DoD) on 1 March.
The USD18.98 million Foreign Military Financing (FMF) award to the Polishing aircraft manufacturer covers two of the latest Block 5 aircraft, in addition to services and support. The aircraft are planned to be delivered to Kathmandu by 20 December.
The Nepalese Army Air Wing already has one M28 in its inventory, that has been donated by the Polish Air Force in 2004. But, this aircraft crash-landed at Kolti Airport in 2017 with photos published of the scene indicating that the damage was beyond economical fix up.