C295 Airbus Military aircraft Ordered by Ghana
1 week after Parliament approved an amount of $105.four million for the buy of quite a few aircraft, Ghana’s Minister of Defence has signed a contract with Airbus Military for the acquisition of two C295 Airbus Military aircraft, the Minister of Defence Lt. Gen. J. H. Smith has confirmed.
Airbus Military is an Airbus daughter organization based in Spain. News about the buy of 5 aircraft by the government generated heated debate in the country.
The two aircraft are to be delivered from the beginning of 2012
The C295 Airbus Military aircraft, the Minister of Defence was cited to have mentioned elsewhere will allow the Ghana Air Force to move troops and other security agencies across the country and inside the West African sub-region. The aircraft will also be used for medical evacuation, paratrooping, training and humanitarian operations including assistance to organizations for example National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) along with the peace mission of the United Nations.