Two aircraft will be specifically equipped for maritime surveillance and one for transport missions. The aircraft configured for transport missions will be able to carry out tactical cargo and troop transport tasks, paratrooping, load dropping and humanitarian missions.
The two C295s configured as Maritime Surveillance Aircraft will play a key role for Search and Rescue, control of illegal fishing and borders, and support in case of natural disasters and intelligence-gathering missions, among others. They will be equipped with the Airbus-developed Fully Integrated Tactical System as well as sensors.
With this new order, the Força Aérea Nacional de Angola becomes the 38th C295 operator worldwide, following Serbia in the growing C295 family across the globe.