Home1st IAF C-295 pic released by AirbusFirst picture of Indian Air Force's 1st C-295M aircraft released from Airbus...

First picture of Indian Air Force’s 1st C-295M aircraft released from Airbus Defence Facility in Spain

Source : Swarajya

First picture of Indian Air Force's 1st C-295M aircraft released from Airbus Defence Facility at Spain
Image of C-295M from Airbus Factory at Seville, Spain (Via Twitter @ReviewVayu)

Pictures of C-295M destined for the Indian Air Force (IAF) have come out for the first time from the Airbus Defence factory in Seville, Spain.

The Airbus C-295M is a tactical transport aircraft manufactured by the Airbus Defence, Spain.

In September 2021, the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) gave approval for the procurement of 56 C-295M transport aircraft for the Indian Air Force (IAF) with Airbus in a deal worth $2.5 billion.

For the IAF, these C-295s will come as replacements for its aging Avro HS748 transport aircraft.

Of the 56 C-295s ordered, the first 16 will be built by Airbus Defence and Space at its facility in Seville in southern Spain.

The remaining 40 aircrafts will be built at the new Tata-Airbus facility at Vadodara.

The above picture is of the first such aircraft of the 16, to be built at the Seville factory in Spain.

Over the next few years, India is likely to buy more of these aircraft, which will also be built at the same facility. The Tata-Airbus facility at Vadodara will also build aircraft for exports, officials have said.

The C-295 is a tactical transport aircraft capable of lifting 6 tonnes — it can carry five cargo pallets or 71 troops or 50 paratroopers. The rear ramp door of the aircraft can be used for quick reaction and para-dropping of troops and cargo.

The aircraft can land on and take off from short, unprepared airstrips not accessible to heavier transport aircraft, a feature which makes it useful for operations from Advanced Landing Grounds along India’s China frontier.

RELATED ARTICLES

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Aatmanirbhar Bharat

All

Indo-Russian joint venture handed over 27,000 Ak-203 assault rifles to Indian Army

Source : The Hindu The Indian Army has started receiving the Russian AK-203 assault rifles after the deal with Russia saw back-to-back delays, partly due to the war in Ukraine and payment delays. As many as 27,000 rifles have been handed over to the Army so far by the Indo-Russian joint venture established at Korwa [...]

50 years of ‘Smiling Budhdha’: How India fooled The United States by conducting 1st Nuclear test in Pokhran, and became 6th country with nukes...

Source : The EurAsian Times [caption id="attachment_23884" align="aligncenter" width="599"] The then Prime Minister of India, Smt. Indira Gandhi, inspecting Indian nuclear test in Pokhran test facility in May, 1974[/caption] In 1974, when India tested its first nuclear bomb under an operation deceptively coded named ‘Smiling Buddha,’ it was a signatory of the Moscow test-ban treaty [...]

AMCA 5th Generation Stealth Fighter Updates

AMCA to be integrated with sophisticated indigenous Distributed Aperture System (DAS) that making it a formidable air asset for the Indian Air Force

Source : IgMp Bureau India’s Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft (AMCA) is on the brink of a revolutionary transformation with the integration of a sophisticated Distributed...

AMCA to incorporate the best features of both 5th and 6th Generation fighters: ADA sources

Source : IgMp Bureau India's strides toward indigenous air dominance receive a substantial boost with the green signal for the Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft (AMCA)...

Most Popular

Recent Comments

Archive Months

Miscellanous

Russian stealth jet Sukhoi Su-57 flies to Vietnam in a desperate bid for funding

Source : Bulgarian MilitaryRussian Sukhoi Su-57 Felon 5th Generation Stealth Fighter (Image Source: United Aircraft Corporation)Moscow: At the moment, the only customer of the Russian Sukhoi...

India condemns ballistic missile launches by North Korea at UNSC

Source : Asian News International (ANI)Representative ImageNew York: India on Monday condemned the recent ballistic missile launches by North Korea at the United Nations...

China, Pakistan wrap up naval drill featuring sub, high-tech destroyer

ISLAMABAD — China and Pakistan on Friday wrapped up their largest bilateral naval exercise to date, marking the first time Pakistan hosted such an...

BSF: Intruder might have been sent to test troops’ alertness: BSF IG on infiltration bid in J&K

A senior BSF official on Thursday said an intruder killed along the International Border (IB) in Jammu and Kashmir's Samba district might have been...
Visits
error: Content is protected !!