African air forces are showing growing interest in the C295, with Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, and Senegal considering the aircraft to meet outstanding air transport requirements, Jane's learned from industry and military sources.
The Nigerian Air Force is also looking at the aircraft to supplement its Lockheed Martin C-130 fleet and fill the gap left by the withdrawal of its Alenia G222. Contract negotiations remain ongoing with Equatorial Guinea regarding the sale of a single transport configured C295 and a maritime surveillance version.
Airbus DS is confident in the C295 chances at securing additional contracts on the African continent, as Fernando Ciria, head of marketing for Tactical Airlifters and Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR), told Jane's.
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