Kazakhstan’s Air Forces received new C-295 military transport aircraft

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Airbus has delivered the fifth  military cargo planes C-295 to Kazakhstan’s Air Forces, that reported by military-informant.com.

By 2018 the military fleet of Kazakhstan will have been equipped with a total of 8 C-295 aircraft.

The plane arrived from the Spanish Sevilla at the air base in Almaty. “The flight was carried out in three stages along the route through Spain, Greece, Azerbaijan”, – says reported.

The plane was met the First Deputy Minister of Defence – the chief of the General Staff  colonel general Saken Zhasuzakov and the commander-in-chief Air Defence Forces Nurlan Ormanbetov.

C-295 is a multi-functional military cargo plane with the flying range of 5,500km and the cargo capacity of 9 tons or 73 militarymen. It can be re-equipped into a medical plane for transportation of 41 injured persons. C-295s are used by Air Defense Forces in 12 countries. The new planes of Kazakhstan Air Defense Forces are called to replace outdated An-26s. According to Airbus, Kazakhstan plans to use the aircrafts for transportation of militarymen and armament to the country’s remote regions.

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