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Burkina Faso orders C295​ military airlifter

16th December 2019 - 14:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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The Ministry of Defence of Burkina Faso has placed an order with Airbus Defence and Space for a C295 military airlifter, the company announced on 11 December.

The aircraft, being acquired as part of the country’s 2018-2022 Military Acquisition Law, will provide military airlift capability in the harsh sub-Saharan Africa operating environment.

Bernhard Brenner, head of marketing and sales, Airbus Defence and Space, said: ‘We are very proud to see that with Algeria, Egypt, Ghana, Mali, Ivory Coast and now Burkina Faso, the C295 is becoming the 21st Century’s standard tactical airlifter in Africa, with 36 aircraft operating in the region.’

 

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