Saturday, March 25, 2023

Kazakhstan’s Air Forces receives new C295 military transport aircraft

The Kazakh Air and Air Defence Forces on 24 November received the new C295 military transport aircraft, the press service of the Kazakh Defense Ministry reports.

Earlier, the Air Force of Kazakhstan has already received an aircraft of this type from the total number ordered. By 2018 the military fleet of Kazakhstan will have been equipped with a total of 8 C295 aircraft. In addition to the aircraft, the contract also includes deliveries for spares and a support package.

More: Airbus showcases its new C295 Armed ISR version at the Dubai Airshow 2017


The C295 is a multirole transport aircraft in the light and medium segment. It can perform armed and ground intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance operations using a multi-mission radar. The plane can also be modified to carry weapons.

The aircraft 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.

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Colton Jones
Colton Jones
Colton Jones is the deputy editor of Defence Blog. He is a US-based journalist, writer and publisher who specializes in the defense industry in North America and Europe. He has written about emerging technology in military magazines and elsewhere. He is a former Air Force soldier and served at the Ramstein Air Base in Germany.