Ireland joins Airbus C295’s customers for patrol operations while Czech Republic confirms its confidence in the medium airlifter acquiring two more.
Irish Air Corps will become the 33rd C295 operator worldwide. Ireland’s Department of Defense has announced the acquisition of two Airbus-manufactured aircraft. To conduct maritime surveillance operations both Irish Air Corps’ C295 medium airlifters will be equipped with the Fully Integrated Tactical System (FITS) and specific mission sensors together with the recently announced Collins Aerospace Pro Line Fusion avionics.
Moreover, another European country has decided to acquire two additional Airbus C295 aircraft. Czech Air Force will soon operate a fleet of six medium transport and patrol aircraft of the type. Indeed, the two C295s equipped with winglets and ordered in transport configuration, are due to be delivered in the first half of 2021.