09 September 2021
by Rahul Bedi
India's CCS permitted on 8 September the procurement of 56 C295MW medium transport plane (just like this one) for the IAF to exchange the service's ageing Avro 748M transport fleet. (Airbus)
India's Cupboard Committee on Safety (CCS) permitted the procurement of 56 Airbus Defence and Area C295MW medium transport plane for the Indian Air Power (IAF) on 8 September that can change the service's ageing Avro 748M transport fleet.
The Indian Ministry of Defence (MoD) mentioned in an announcement that 16 plane can be acquired straight from Airbus and delivered in fly-away situation from Spain inside 48 months of the signing of the contract, whereas the remaining 40 platforms can be manufactured by the Tata consortium – as a part of a three way partnership (JV) with Airbus – inside 10 years of the contract award.
Though not formally introduced, the acquisition is estimated to be valued at INR210 billion (USD2.86 billion), in response to trade sources.
These sources alsor instructed
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