Published on: October 6, 2023



Why in news? India’s first C-295 aircraft, formally inducted into IAF


  • The C-295s will gradually replace IAF’s ageing Avro 748 fleet in 2030-31 period.


Manufacturer – Airbus Defense and Space

Maximum Speed – 260 knots


  • Capacity up to nine tonnes of payload or as many as 71 troops
  • Missions covers from carrying troops and cargo to maritime patrol to signals intelligence and medical evacuation.
  • Flight endurance of up to 11 hours, can carry out multi-role operations for all weather conditions.
  • It can be used for mid-air refuelling of fixed wing aircrafts and helicopters
  • C-295s has Airborne Early Warning with 360-degree coverage of radar