Foundation stone of C-295 transport aircraft manufacturing facility laid by the Prime Minister

Indian Prime Minister Shri Narender Modi laid the foundation stone of C-295 transport aircraft manufacturing facility in Vadodara Gujarat of the Tata-Airbus consortium.

The facility will manufacture C-295 aircraft for the Indian Air Force (IAF) through collaboration between Tata Advanced Systems Limited and Airbus Defence and Space S.A., Spain.

The total cost of the project is Rs 21,935 Crores.

About 40 aircraft are to be ‘made in India’ by TATA Consortium & Airbus Defence.

It is the first project of its kind in which a military aircraft will be manufactured in India by a private company.

The manufacturing unit will cater to the export of the transport aircraft and for additional orders by the IAF.

About Multi-role C-295 aircraft: These aircrafts can operate under all weather conditions during day as well as night; Equipped for quick reaction & para dropping of troops/cargo. The aircraft can be used for civilian purposes as well.