Jan 5, 2013
Airbus Military is pushing for the C295 to be used by South African Air Force
AIRBUS Military has begun flight-testing the C295 medium transport and surveillance aircraft, which is being proposed as an essential multifunctional military aircraft for the South African Air Force, the company said in a statement on Wednesday.
With some of the air South African Air Force’s aircraft more than 50 years old, Airbus Military is pushing for the C295 light and medium airlifter to be used by South Africa’s defence ministry, especially for the South African Air Force’s maritime patrols and for its medium-weight transport requirements.
The C295 aircraft has a large, roof-mounted elliptical antenna that can make it an airborne early warning and command post. It is also seen as a tactical airlifter that could provide versatility in various transport roles.