PARIS, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- Ghana's Ministry of Defense has ordered two C295 multi-role transport aircraft from Airbus Military in Spain.
The transports will enable the Ghana air force to move troops and other security agencies across the country and within the West African sub-region.
The aircraft will also be used for medical evacuation, paratrooping, training and humanitarian operations.
The Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Ghana selected the C295 because of its ease of maintenance and proven operational capabilities in any environment, including desert areas, Airbus Military's parent company, EADS, said.
Including this new order, 85 C295s have been ordered by 14 customers. More than 75 C295s are in operation in 11 countries.
The C295 is a medium-sized, turboprop tactical airlifter that can carry 71 troops or 50 paratroops or five standard cargo pallets.