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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

RSAF to add four C295W to its service

Airbus Defence & Space has identified Saudi Arabia as the customer for four C295Ws, with the medium transports to be operated by the nation's interior ministry.

“The C295W has been chosen based on its demonstrated excellent operational capabilities in hot and severe conditions, and its proven affordable maintenance and operational costs,” an Airbus spokesman said. The company gave no details about when the aircraft will be handed over.

The Royal Saudi Air Force currently operates four earlier-generation CN235s, with the transports having been produced in 1986 and 1987. It also has three A330-based multi-role tanker transports.

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