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C295 Transport Aircraft

C295 Transport Aircraft:

Senior Airbus officials recently said that a fully operational factory will be in place in Vadodara in Gujarat by November 2024, from where the first Indian-made C295 military transport aircraft will start rolling out 2026 onward.

  • C295 Transport Aircraft is a new-generation tactical airlifter in the light and medium segment that will replace the ageing Avro aircraft of the Indian Air Force.
  • It was designed and built by Airbus, a European multinational aerospace corporation.
  • It is robust and reliable but also highly versatile in terms of the number of different missions it can perform.
  • The aircraft, with a flight endurance of up to 11 hours, can carry out multi-role operations under all weather conditions.
  • It has a rear ramp door for quick reaction and para-dropping of troops and cargo.
  • Short take-off/land from semi-prepared surfaces is another of its features.