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Kazakhstan purchases two more C295 military airlifters

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World Defense & Security News - Kazakhstan
 
 
Kazakhstan purchases two more C295 military airlifters
 
Kazakhstan is to acquire two more Airbus C295 transport aircraft following the signature of a new contract with Airbus Defence and Space, the European aircraft manufacturer announced today, April 20. The agreement, which includes a spares and support package, covers the final two aircraft included in a memorandum of understanding signed in 2012.
     
Kazakhstan purchased two more C295 military airlifters 640 001A C295 airlifter from the Kazakh Air Force
(Credit: Airbus DS)
     
Both aircraft will be delivered in the second half of this year and will take the Kazakhstan Air Defence Forces’ C295 fleet to eight and total C295 sales to 186, including 12 in the Commonwealth of Independent States.

Kazakhstan chose the Airbus C295 in 2012 to replace an ageing fleet of Antonov An-12BP aircraft acquired in the 1990s.

Powered by two Pratt & Whitney PW127G turboprop engines, the C-295 is a stretched derivative of the CN-235 transporter, and is designed to perform tactical airlift, search-and-rescue, and maritime patrol and environmental surveillance missions.


In its military transport version, the C295 has a payload capacity for 71 troops, 48 paratroops, 27 stretchers, five 2.24 × 2.74 m pallets or three light vehicles.

Launched in 2001, the medium-sized tactical airlifter has been sold, among others, to Algeria, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Egypt, Finland, Jordan, Poland, Portugal, Spain and Uzbekistan.