Ghana’s MoD orders two Airbus Military C295 aircraft

The Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Ghana has signed a contract with Airbus Military for the acquisition of two C295 aircraft, to be delivered from the beginning of 2012.

The C295’s main role will be to enable the Air Force to move troops and other security agencies across the country and within the West African sub-region.

It will also be used for medical evacuation, paratrooping, training and humanitarian operations, including assistance to organisations such as the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) and the peace mission of the United Nations.

At time of writing and including this new order, 85 C295s have been ordered by 14 customers, inclusive of more than 75 C295s that are currently in operation in 11 countries.