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AFM aircraft get a new home

A third of EU funds allocated to the army have been spent on the modernisation of the AFM's air wing, Prime Minister Lawrence Gonzi said this afternoon.

He was inaugurating a hangar that will house the two King Air aircraft bought recently by the army.

The hangar is equipped with a crane that will enable soldiers to repair and maintain the aircraft without the need of outside assistance.

The project costing some €20 million incorporates the two aircraft, the hangar and training. It was part-financed by the EU.

At a short ceremony, Dr Gonzi thanked the soldiers for their work in the area of illegal immigration, the fight against drug trafficking and contraband.

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