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​SOFINS: Airbus DS to deliver armed C295

29th March 2017 - 11:00 GMT | by Erwan de Cherisey in Souge, France

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Airbus DS has revealed its latest plan for the fitting of weaponry to its C295 transport aircraft, which will turn the aircraft into a fire support platform.

Miguel Candeal, marketing manager for ISR military aircraft at Airbus DS, told Shephard at the SOFINS special forces exhibition that the company was now finalising work on the integration of a new weapon system onto the C295.

The development of the weapon fit was undertaken at the behest of an undisclosed Middle-Eastern customer and delivery to the client is expected to take place in mid-2017.

The system comprises a pair of .50/12.7

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