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MoD strikes Rupees 22,000 cr. deal with Airbus

  • Integrity Education, Delhi
  • 25, Sep 2021
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  • Ministry of Defence (MoD) signed a contract with M/s Airbus Defence and Space, Spain for acquisition of 56 C-295MW transport aircraft for the Indian Air Force.
  • All the deliveries will be completed within ten years of signing of the contract.
  • Out of 56, forty aircraft will be manufactured in India by TATA Consortium.
  • The induction of C-295MW will be a significant step towards modernisation of the transport fleet of the Indian Air Force (IAF).
  • It is a transport aircraft of 5-10 tonne capacity with contemporary technology that will replace the ageing Avro transport aircraft of IAF. 
  • The aircraft is capable of operating from semi-prepared strips and has a rear ramp door for quick reaction and para dropping of troops & cargo.
  • The aircraft will give a major boost to tactical airlift capability of IAF, especially in the Northern and North-Eastern sector and Andaman & Nicobar Islands.
  • All 56 aircraft will be installed with indigenous Electronic Warfare Suite.