Source : Indian Defence Updates (IDU)
|Newly completed Airbus C-295MW transport aircraft is the first of 56 contracted by the India’s Air Force (Image Source: Peter Foster)|
The first Airbus C-295 Tactical Transport Aircraft for the Indian Air Force has completed assembly at the Airbus defense facility in
The Indian Air Force has dropped its plans to procure additional C-295 MW aircraft over the original order of 56 aircraft after floating a tender to procure 80
Medium Transport Aircraft (MTA) to replace the aging Antonov An-32 Transport Aircraft for which the Air Force has received bids from three foreign aircraft manufacturers (Lockheed Martin, Embraer, and Ilyushin).
Meanwhile, the Indian Navy intends to place an order for 9 C-295 Medium-range Maritime Reconnaissance aircraft while the Indian Coast Guard will order 6 C-295-based Multi-Mission Maritime Aircraft (MMMA) to be developed by DRDO and ADE.