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IAF Buying CASA C-295 Airlifters

IAF Buying 56 CASA C-295 Airlifters
Casa C-295 aufgenommen in Payerne – Credits: Alexander Flühmann, Xenomorph at de.wikipedia –

IAF Buying 56 CASA C-295. Firstly, India has signed a ₹22,000-crore contract with Airbus for 56 C-295 medium transport aircraft for the Indian Air Force.

According to Airbus, India has formalized the acquisition of 56 Airbus C295 aircraft to replace the Indian Air Force (IAF) legacy AVRO fleet.

Secondly, under the contractual agreement, Airbus will deliver the first 16 aircraft in ‘fly-away condition from its final assembly line in Seville, Spain.

Thirdly, The subsequent 40 aircraft will be manufactured and assembled by Tata Advanced Systems (TASL) in India as part of an industrial partnership between the two companies.

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Moreover, After the contract implements, the first 16 aircraft will deliver over four years.

Consequently, IAF will hand over all C295s in transport configuration and equipped with an indigenous Electronic Warfare Suite.

Why IAF Buying CASA C-295 Airlifters:

According to an Airbus statement, it can

  • use for transporting up to 71 troops or 50 paratroopers.
  • use for logistical operations to locations inaccessible by heavier aircraft.
  • airdrop paratroops and load.
  • also use for casualty or medical evacuaion.
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As demonstrated during the COVID-19 crisis, using either basic litters or mobile intensive care units (ICU) with life support equipment.

Moreover, The aircraft can perform special missions as well as disaster response and maritime patrol duties.

Lastly, IAF becomes the 35th C295 operator worldwide, with the program reaching 278 aircraft, 200 of which are already

in operation.

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How many C295 aircraft India signed with airbus?

56

How much contract India signed with airbus for 56 aircraft ?

₹22,000-crore

Why IAF Buying CASA C-295 Airlifters:

According to an Airbus statement, it can

  • use for transporting up to 71 troops or 50 paratroopers.
  • use for logistical operations to locations inaccessible by heavier aircraft.
  • airdrop paratroops and load.
  • also use for casualty or medical evacuaion.

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