Kazakhstan orders two C295 aircraft
Airbus Military has announced that it has signed a firm contract with Kazspetsexport, a State Company belonging to the Ministry of Defence of Kazakhstan, to supply two C295 military transport aircraft. The contract, announced 1 March 2012, also includes the related service support package for spare parts and ground support equipment.
The Air Forces of Kazakhstan will use the aircraft in support of their transport missions throughout the nation´s vast territory.
Additionally, a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) has been signed for a further six C295 aircraft, for which separate firm contracts will be signed progressively over the next few years. The first two aircraft will be delivered by April 2013 and for the remaining six aircraft a delivery schedule will be defined over the following years.
Under the terms of the MOU Airbus Military will support the Ministry of Defence over the period of delivery in transferring the required technological know-how in supporting the aircraft with the objective that the Ministry’s team will eventually take over autonomously the support of the C295.
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