Under the medium transport aircraft (MTA) programme, India’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) has concluded price negotiations to acquire a total of 62 Airbus Defence and Space’s C295 MTA for the Indian Air Force (IAF) and the Indian Coast Guard (ICG). When are you expecting the closure? How are you going about setting up the infrastructure?
We expect a positive decision from the Indian government in the coming months. Clearly, we have the best platform to meet the specifications of the Avro aircraft replacement programme. The C295 will allow the IAF and the Coast Guard to maintain and amplify their missions with all the guarantees, as well as implement the aerospace industry in India through our agreement with Tata.
The industrial setup continues its development. We have worked together with our colleagues at Tata over the last two years to offer the best solution to both the IAF and the country’s industry. Read more