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Cabinet approves procurement of 56 C-295MW transport aircraft for Indian Air Force

A major boost to ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’

Key Highlights:
  • 16 aircraft to be delivered in flyaway condition from Spain; 40 to be manufactured in India
  • Unique initiative to strengthen indigenous capabilities & boost ‘Make in India’
  • All aircraft to be installed with indigenous Electronic Warfare Suite
  • To replace the ageing Avro aircraft of IAF
  • Transport aircraft of 5-10 Tonne capacity with contemporary technology
Today, Cabinet Committee on Security approved the procurement of fifty six C-295MW transport aircraft from M/s Airbus Defence and Space S.A., Spain for the Indian Air Force. C-295MW aircraft is a transport aircraft of 5-10 Tonne capacity with contemporary technology that will replace the ageing Avro aircraft of IAF. The aircraft has a rear ramp door for quick reaction and para dropping of troops and cargo.

Sixteen aircraft will be delivered in flyaway condition from Spain within 48 months of signing of the contract and forty aircraft will be manufactured in India by TATA Consortium within ten years of signing of the contract. This is the first project of its kind in which a military aircraft will be manufactured in India by a private company. All fifty six aircraft will be installed with indigenous Electronic Warfare Suite. The project will give a boost to aerospace ecosystem in India wherein several MSMEs spread over the country will be involved in manufacturing of parts of the aircraft.



The programme will provide major boost to the `Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan’ of the Government as it offers a unique opportunity for the Indian Private Sector to enter into technology intensive and highly competitive aviation Industry. The project will augment domestic aviation manufacturing resulting in reduced import dependence and expected increase in exports.

A large number of detail parts, sub-assemblies and major component assemblies of aero structure are scheduled to be manufactured in India. The programme will act as a catalyst in employment generation in the aerospace ecosystem of the country and is expected to generate 600 highly skilled jobs directly, over 3000 indirect jobs and an additional 3000 medium skill employment opportunities with more than 42.5 lakh man hours of work within the aerospace and defence sector of India. It will involve development of specialized infrastructure in form of hangars, buildings, aprons and taxiway. During the process of manufacturing in India, it is expected that all the suppliers of TATA Consortium who will be involved in special processes will gain and maintain globally recognized National Aerospace and Defence Contractors Accreditation Program (NADCAP) accreditation.



Before completion of deliveries, ‘D’ Level servicing facility (MRO) for C-295MW aircraft are scheduled to be setup in India. It is expected that this facility will act as a regional MRO hub for various variants of C-295 aircraft.

In addition, the OEM will also discharge its offset obligations through direct purchase of eligible products and Services from Indian Offset Partners giving further boost to economy.

This programme is a unique initiative of Government of India to strengthen indigenous capabilities and boost ‘Make in India’.


 

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Cabinet approves procurement of 56 C-295MW transport aircraft for Indian Air Force

A major boost to ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’

Key Highlights:
  • 16 aircraft to be delivered in flyaway condition from Spain; 40 to be manufactured in India
  • Unique initiative to strengthen indigenous capabilities & boost ‘Make in India’
  • All aircraft to be installed with indigenous Electronic Warfare Suite
  • To replace the ageing Avro aircraft of IAF
  • Transport aircraft of 5-10 Tonne capacity with contemporary technology
Today, Cabinet Committee on Security approved the procurement of fifty six C-295MW transport aircraft from M/s Airbus Defence and Space S.A., Spain for the Indian Air Force. C-295MW aircraft is a transport aircraft of 5-10 Tonne capacity with contemporary technology that will replace the ageing Avro aircraft of IAF. The aircraft has a rear ramp door for quick reaction and para dropping of troops and cargo.

Sixteen aircraft will be delivered in flyaway condition from Spain within 48 months of signing of the contract and forty aircraft will be manufactured in India by TATA Consortium within ten years of signing of the contract. This is the first project of its kind in which a military aircraft will be manufactured in India by a private company. All fifty six aircraft will be installed with indigenous Electronic Warfare Suite. The project will give a boost to aerospace ecosystem in India wherein several MSMEs spread over the country will be involved in manufacturing of parts of the aircraft.



The programme will provide major boost to the `Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan’ of the Government as it offers a unique opportunity for the Indian Private Sector to enter into technology intensive and highly competitive aviation Industry. The project will augment domestic aviation manufacturing resulting in reduced import dependence and expected increase in exports.

A large number of detail parts, sub-assemblies and major component assemblies of aero structure are scheduled to be manufactured in India. The programme will act as a catalyst in employment generation in the aerospace ecosystem of the country and is expected to generate 600 highly skilled jobs directly, over 3000 indirect jobs and an additional 3000 medium skill employment opportunities with more than 42.5 lakh man hours of work within the aerospace and defence sector of India. It will involve development of specialized infrastructure in form of hangars, buildings, aprons and taxiway. During the process of manufacturing in India, it is expected that all the suppliers of TATA Consortium who will be involved in special processes will gain and maintain globally recognized National Aerospace and Defence Contractors Accreditation Program (NADCAP) accreditation.



Before completion of deliveries, ‘D’ Level servicing facility (MRO) for C-295MW aircraft are scheduled to be setup in India. It is expected that this facility will act as a regional MRO hub for various variants of C-295 aircraft.

In addition, the OEM will also discharge its offset obligations through direct purchase of eligible products and Services from Indian Offset Partners giving further boost to economy.

This programme is a unique initiative of Government of India to strengthen indigenous capabilities and boost ‘Make in India’.


Ya'll Nibbiars Could also drop slow moking bombs from the rear bay.
 

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Ya'll Nibbiars The Armed version of the C 295.

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Ya'll Nibbiars The C 295 would be capable in landing where there are no paved air straps. Even no proper unpaved air straps. And even in ladakh.

 
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This is Mega for Indian Aerospace Industry complex. Tata will leverage this opportunity to create a giant entity in Asia. C 295 should be our go to aircraft for multiple requirements, starting from transport, gunship, naval surveillance and AWACS. Exporting this to friendly nation after 10 years can't be ruled out along with acting as the maintenance hub for this aircraft.
Save this post, this is a paradigm shift. Indian Aerospace industry is going to achieve exponential growth.
 

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Why do you need transport planes for bombing?
Don't you already have planes for it.
Probably depends on the kind of payload assuming its a big one that a truck like MKI cant haul and requires a transport plane. The other options are conversion to AWACs or dedicated EW beasts.
Ya'll Nibbiars The AN 32 already does that.

 

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The Airbus C-295 does come with the option of outfitting the aircraft with 6 external hardpoints.
The inner pylons can take upto 800kg each.
The central pylons can take upto 500kg each and the outboard pylons can take upto 300kg each.
So all in all, 3200kg payload can be carried by the C-295 externally.
An armed ISR variant of the C-295 was showcased at the 2017 Dubai airshow.
 

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The C 295 could carry more bombs than this of all sizes not restricted. And technically could carry 20 500 kgs OFB bombs. Much higher than any fighter.
This type of bombing by bombers and transport aircraft only happens with complete air superiority.
Maybe after annihilation of PAF and their air defences. Hope they procure the gunship varient of C295. Will be first in Asia.
 

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This type of bombing by bombers and transport aircraft only happens with complete air superiority.
Maybe after annihilation of PAF and their air defences. Hope they procure the gunship varient of C295. Will be first in Asia.
That gunship wouldn't be anything like the AC-130 Gunship though. It'll have a couple of 23mm autocannons and can drop bombs from hardpoint, that is about it.
The better use of such transport aircraft is using them as motherships to launch drone swarms. Something similar to this:-

^See at 1:28
 

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