|Published : 12 Oct 2016, 10:30:45|
Bangladesh army orders single C295W airlifter
The Bangladesh Army has ordered a single Airbus Defence and Space (DS) C295W tactical transport aircraft to be delivered in the second half of 2017, the company announced on 11 October, according to a report by www.janes.com.
The Bangladesh Army is to receive a single C295W airlifter in the second half of 2017. (Airbus DS)
The order, which will see the aircraft delivered in its baseline transport configuration, includes training and support. No contract value was disclosed.
The Bangladesh Army already operates a number of utility and tactical transport aircraft types, including the Piper PA-31 Navajo and Cessna 337 Skymaster, but the C295W with its payload of 8.5 tonnes is by some distance the most capable platform that the service has ordered to date.-Asfar