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C295 purchase to bolster Kazakhstan defences

Airbus Defence & Space has been awarded a contract to produce a single C295 medium transport for Kazakhstan's border service.

Announcing the commitment on 21 March, the European airframer says the asset will be employed for duties including "border control activities and homeland security operations". A delivery schedule has not been revealed.

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The Kazakhstan air force already has an active fleet of eight C295s, delivered from January 2013. Airbus notes that the twin-turboprop type has demonstrated its "reliability and cost efficiency in operation at low temperatures" in the country.

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