Promotional tour for C295 military transport

May 22, 2013 at 12:59 PM

MADRID, May 22 (UPI) -- A military transport aircraft jointly produced by Airbus Military of Spain and PT Dirgantara Indonesia is on a promotional tour of ASEAN.

The C295, designated CN235 by the Indonesian military, is visiting six countries -- Philippines, Brunei Darussalam, Vietnam, Thailand, Myanmar and Malaysia -- through the end of the month.

The aircraft is owned by Indonesia's Ministry of Defense.

"The visits will also allow explanations on the specific capabilities of the CN235 and the NC212i, an upgraded version of the C212 launched in November 2012 between PTDI and Airbus Military with new avionics and autopilot systems as well as an increased passenger seating, increasing its cost efficiency significantly," Airbus Military said.

The NC212i is an upgraded version of the companies' C212 aircraft.

The C295 is a medium-sized, multi-role airlifter for personnel and cargo transport, emergency response, medical evacuation, maritime patrol, or even anti-submarine warfare and electronic surveillance missions.

Airbus said the tour of countries belonging to the Association of Asian Nations was organized by the Indonesian Ministry of Defense, PTDI and Airbus Military.

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