SeoulThe Ministry of Defence of Brunei Darussalam signed a contract for the acquisition of Airbus C295 tactical military transport aircraft to become the 39th operator worldwide and the eighth in the Asia-Pacific region.

The new order reinforces the C295’s presence in the Asia-Pacific region with the Royal Thai Army, Philippines Air Force, Vietnam People Air Force, Indonesian Air Force, and Indonesian Police and, from next year, the Indian Air Force and the Bangladesh Army, operating the aircraft.

Airbus has sold a total of 279 C295 making it the undisputed leader in its class.

Airbus recently handed over the sixth of seven new-generation C295 aircraft to the Philippine Air Force (PAF) at an aircraft turnover ceremony held at the Basa Air Base in Pampanga today, enhancing its military transport capabilities.

The milestone ceremony was witnessed by the President of the Republic of Philippines and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, Ferdinand Romualdez Marcos Jr., Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, Lieutenant General Vicente Bartolome Bacarro, and Commanding General of the Philippine Air Force, Lieutenant General Connor Anthony D Canlas Sr.

PAF selected a fleet of C295 tactical airlifters as part of its medium-lift aircraft acquisition programme. These new combat proven C295s are dedicated for troops and equipment transportation across the archipelago.

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