Ghana orders two C295 Airbus Military aircraft from Spain

One week after Parliament approved an amount of $105.4 million for the purchase of a number of aircraft, Ghana’s Minister of Defence has signed a contract with Airbus Military for the acquisition of two C295 aircraft, the Minister of Defence Lt. Gen. J. H. Smith has confirmed to

Airbus Military is an Airbus daughter company based in Spain.

News about the purchase of five aircraft by the government generated heated debate in the country.

The two aircraft are to be delivered from the beginning of 2012, information available to says.

The C295, the Minister of Defence was cited to have said elsewhere 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 including assistance to organizations such as National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) and the peace mission of the United Nations.

By Emmanuel K. Dogbevi

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  1. BB says

    Great, so long as individuals in the government don’t use as personal aircraft and repairs or maintenance will be done accordingly without leaving it to riot as being done in past for every government machinery.

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