Finland Orders C-295 Light Transports

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Latest updates: ISR ground stations delivered, project progress report. Finnish C-295M(click to view full) In May 2006, the Finnish Air Force officially selected EADS CASA’s C-295M as its next generation tactical transport aircraft. They will replace Finland’s aging Fokker F-27 transports at Tikkakoski AB, as the older aircraft are decommissioned in 2015. This decision finalizes a selection process that took over 18 months, including flights in both near-arctic and hot summer conditions. The C-295M’s standard competitor is Alenia’s C-27J Spartan; each type has won some competitions, and lost others. The C-295 won this one. May 2010 saw a follow-on order, and then a special aircraft modification, which helped create a global product offering for Lockheed Martin. Contracts & Key Events C-295 ASW Portugal(click to view full) July 9/12: Lockheed Martin delivers the ISR(Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance) ground stations to Finnish Air Command, which are completing They are now undergoing final acceptance, for delivery to Finland’s specified locations. In the wake of the Finnish contract, Lockheed has invested in developing a full Dragon(TM) line of surveillance suites for aircraft, with internal electronics and workstations on roll-on/off pallets, and a mission bay that features the ability to swap payloads quickly. The Finnish […]

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