Air Platforms

Brazilian C295 SAR aircraft to receive refuelling probe

28 April 2019

The three Airbus Defence and Space C295 (known as SC-105 Amazonas in national service) search-and-rescue (SAR) aircraft operated by the Brazilian Air Force (FAB) will have an in-flight refuelling probe fitted to enhance their operating range, the service's procurement organisation, the COPAC (Comissão Coordenadora do Programa Aeronave de Combate) told Jane's .

The first aircraft was formally received in August 2017 without the probe, which will be installed at a later date. The second aircraft, which is scheduled for delivery in September, will be the first to include the probe, while the third aircraft will be delivered in mid-2020 with the probe installed.

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