Tata-Airbus to manufacture C-295 transport aircraft for Indian Air Force

PM to lay foundation stone of plant in Vadodara on October 30

C-295 transport aircraft

New Delhi: India is continuously moving towards self-reliance in the field of defense. Tata Airbus has been entrusted with the responsibility of making the C-295 Transport Aircraft for the Indian Air Force. The company will manufacture these aircraft at its plant in Vadodara. This information was given by the army officers. This is a big decision of the government.

According to a Defense Ministry spokesperson, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay the foundation stone of the C-295 Transport Aircraft Manufacturing Plant in Vadodara, Gujarat on October 30. Now Tata Airbus has got the responsibility of making aircraft for the Indian Air Force of the country.

According to a Defense Ministry official, it will be one of the highest indigenous materials. The aircraft made in India will be supplied from 2026 to 2031. The first 16 aircraft will arrive between 2023 and 2025.

India is continuously moving towards self-reliance in the field of defense, and the Modi government at the Center is also promoting self-reliant India rapidly. Explain that the C-295MW aircraft is a 5 to 10-ton capacity transport aircraft with a new technology that will replace the outdated Avro aircraft of the Air Force.

“For the first time, the C-295 aircraft will be manufactured outside of Europe,” Defence Secretary Ajay Kumar said. In September last year, India sealed a nearly Rs 21,000 crore deal with Airbus Defence and Space to procure 56 C-295 transport aircraft to replace the aging Avro-748 planes of the IAF under a project that entails manufacturing military aircraft in India for the first time by a private company.

IAF to become the largest operator of C-295

  • The Indian Air Force will ultimately become the largest operator of this C-295 transport aircraft, said IAF Vice Chief Air Marshal Sandeep Singh.
  • The first IAF squadron of C-295 transport aircraft will also be based in Vadodara.
  • The aircraft is expected to strengthen the logistic capabilities of the IAF and can be used for civilian purposes too.
  • “The project offers a unique opportunity for the Indian private sector to enter into the technology-intensive and highly competitive aviation industry. It will augment domestic aviation manufacturing resulting in reduced import dependence and expected increase in exports,” Kumar said.