Airbus Military is to supply nine C295 military transport aircraft to the Indonesian Ministry of Defence. The contract between Airbus Military and the Ministry of Defence of Indonesia was signed at a ceremony during the recent Singapore Air Show.
The CN295 aircraft will be operated by the Indonesian Air Force and will perform a variety of roles including military, logistical, humanitarian and medical evacuation missions. The delivery is expected to commence this year and is to be completed by 2014. The plan includes collaboration between Airbus Military and the Indonesian aerospace industry for the manufacture of the C295 aircraft. Components to be manufactured in Indonesia will include the tail empennage, rear fuselage and fuselage panels. It will also include work packages for the development of Computer Based Training systems and the creation of a service and delivery centre and a final assembly line in Indonesia.