Aero Vodochody has delivered the complete centre wing box for installation on the C-27J Spartan tactical military cargo aircraft.

The C-27J Spartan has been designed to perform a range of missions that include cargo transportation to logistic support of military units, and electronic surveillance, firefighting, and search and rescue operations.

The aircraft can accommodate 62 soldiers or 42 paratroopers and can carry a load of up to 11,500kg, two armoured personnel carriers, three howitzers, and a mid-sized helicopter.

The aircraft is in use with militaries in Italy, Greece, Romania, Bulgaria, Lithuania, Morocco and the US.