The Republic of Angola has positioned a agency order for 3 Airbus C295s to carry out multirole operations. Two plane shall be particularly outfitted for maritime surveillance and one for transport missions. The plane configured for transport missions will have the ability to perform tactical cargo and troop transport duties, paratrooping, load dropping or humanitarian missions. With this new order, the Força Aérea Nacional de Angola turns into the thirty eighth C295 operator worldwide.

The 2 C295s configured as Maritime Surveillance Plane (MSA) will play a key position for Search and Rescue (SAR), management of unlawful fishing and borders, assist in case of pure disasters and intelligence-gathering missions, amongst others. They are going to be outfitted with the Airbus-developed Totally Built-in Tactical System (FITS) mission system as properly state-of-the-art sensors. All three plane shall be outfitted with the newest model of the Collins Aerospace Professional Line Fusion avionics suite.


Airbus C295 Maritime Surveillance Plane (MSA)

Airbus C295 is a medium tactical transport plane that was designed by the Spanish firm CASA within the Nineteen Nineties as a improvement of the CASA/IPTN CN-235. When CASA was integrated into the European aeronautical group EADS in 2000, the plane was designated because the EADS CASA C-295. It made its first flight on 28 November 1997 and entered service with the Spanish Air Drive in 2001. It has been acquired by varied nations akin to Spain, Egypt, Poland, Canada, Brazil, Mexico, and Portugal, and it has participated in quite a few worldwide operations.

With the brand new C295 model outfitted with winglets, the plane is able to transporting extra payload over bigger distances within the scorching and excessive situations, leading to gas consumption financial savings of round 4% and elevated security margins in mountainous areas. Excessive versatility, many variants, a number of missions, one plane. A lot of the totally different variants can simply be re-configured to a transport model and again, because of the palletised modular mission methods.