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Serbia plans to acquire two C-295 military transport aircraft

Author Radomir Ralev
Serbia plans to acquire two C-295 military transport aircraft Source: Serbian Government

BELGRADE (Serbia), October 13 (SeeNews) - Serbia's government said it plans to order two C-295 medium tactical transport aircraft manufactured by Spain's Construcciones Aeronauticas, a subsidiary of Airbus

"We expect to sign a contract for the procurement of two C-295 transport aircraft and the procurement of a larger number of H-145M helicopters," the government quoted defence minister Nebojsa Stefanovic as saying during a meeting with Spain's defence ministry armament and material director-general Santiago Ramon Gonzalez Gomez earlier this week.

Spain will work to fulfil all that has been promised in connection with the procurement of aircraft, which will be real proof that the two countries are really cooperating in the right way, Gomez said, according to the government's press release.

The C-295 is manufactured and assembled in the Airbus Defence and Space facilities in Seville and has a capacity for 71 troops or 48 paratroops.

In May, Stefanovic visited the manufacturing facilities of Airbus in Seville in the framework of a visit to Spain to meet the country's defence minister Margarita Robles.