Airbus has won an order to supply one C295 transport and mission aircraft for Mali Air Force.
Mali becomes the 23rd nation to order the C295 with an order for one winglet-equipped C295W model, now the standard version, in transport configuration for the Mali Air Force. Delivery is due in the second half of this year, the company said in a statement Tuesday.
The C295 is part of the Airbus Defence and Space family of light and medium airlifters which also includes the earlier C212 and smaller CN235 platforms. Airbus Defence and Space now offers the C295W, featuring as standard winglets and higher engine power ratings, giving increased performance in all flight phases and lower fuel burn.
China has donated defense equipment worth US $5.5 million to Uganda for its peacekeeping operations in war-torn Somalia
The US Department of Defense has been running a secret base in Somalia to conduct drone missions and train Somali forces. Abdighani Abdi Jama, state minister for the presidency in the interim regional administration in the Somali city of Kismayo was quoted by Foreign Policy as saying that the US has bases in the country
Embraer and Republic of Mali have signed today a contract for the acquisition of six A-29 Super Tucano light attack and advanced training turboprops at the Paris Air Show. The contract includes logistic support for the operation of these aircraft and also provides a training system for pilots and mechanics of the Mali Air Force
Brazil has ordered an additional Airbus C295 search and rescue (SAR) aircraft that will eventually take to 15 the number of C295s in service with the Brazilian Air Force (FAB). This latest order constitutes the firming of an option included in an earlier contract in 2014
Airbus has awarded CAE a C$200 million contract for a comprehensive C295W aircrew and maintenance training solution to support the Royal Canadian Air Force's (RCAF) Fixed-Wing Search and Rescue (FWSAR) program. Over the next 11 years including the options to extend an additional 15 years would take the value to more than C$300 million, the company said in a statement Monday
The Mali government has revoked the post of defense minister after militants took control of a town in the countrys center. Defense Minister Tieman Hubert Coulibaly was fired on Saturday after militants stepped up their attack on the government and took over Boni
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