Apr 1, 2015

Philippines's C-295 Will Be Configured for Maritime Patrol

The Philippine Air Force said on Monday its newly-acquired Airbus Military C-295 can be modified and fitted for maritime patrol work.
It is capable of being fitted with external fuel tanks and pods which can be equipped with sensors and surveillance equipment needed for maritime patrol work, by fitting pylons to the wings of the aircraft.
The C-295 is capable of staying aloft for 11 hours.
Philippines has an existing order for three C-295s at Airbus Military.
Training for the first batch of four PAF pilots and 24 maintenance crew was done in Seville, Spain and was completed last March 10.
The first C-295 arrived at the former Clark Air Base in Pampanga in March 22. Its arrival is five months earlier than the scheduled August delivery date.
The two remaining planes are expected to be delivered in the last quarter of 2015.

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