Two new orders for C-295 aircraft
Coming from two European countries
Ireland’s Department of Defence has announced the acquisition of two C-295 medium airlifters in a maritime surveillance configuration. With this new order, the Irish Air Corps will become the 33rd C-295 operator worldwide. Both aircraft will be equipped with the Fully Integrated Tactical System (FITS) and specific state-of-the-art mission sensors together with the recently announced Collins Aerospace Pro Line Fusion avionics.
The Czech Air Force has signed a contract for the acquisition of two additional C-295 medium airplanes. The aircraft, equipped with winglets and ordered in transport configuration, are due to be delivered in the first half of 2021. The agreement takes the Czech Air Force’s total C-295 fleet up to six units. Together with this agreement, an additional contract was also signed for the upgrade of the four C-295s currently in operation with the Czech Air Force. With this new order the number of global orders for the C-295 rises to 214 planes.
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