Angola has ordered a trio of Airbus Defence & Space C295s, with the assets to perform maritime surveillance and transport duties.

Announced on 21 April, the deal covers “two aircraft specifically equipped for maritime surveillance and one for transport missions”, the European company says. They will all be equipped with Collins Aerospace’s Pro Line Fusion avionics.

C295 Angola

Source: Airbus Defence & Space

African nation’s trio of C295s will include pair of Maritime Surveillance Aircraft

Featuring Airbus’s Fully Integrated Tactical System mission equipment, the C295 Maritime Surveillance Aircraft “will play a key role for search and rescue, control of illegal fishing and borders, support in case of natural disasters and intelligence-gathering missions”, the airframer says.

Luanda’s new medium transport, meanwhile, “will be able to carry out tactical cargo and troop transport tasks, paratrooping, load dropping or humanitarian missions”, Airbus notes.

Angola is an existing operator of CASA-built C212s in both the maritime patrol and transport configurations, Cirium fleets data shows.