Air Force’s new command & control aircraft lands at Clark Air Base

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The Philippine Air Force (PAF)’s ordered command & control (C2) aircraft from Airbus landed at Clark Air Base today, October 14.

In October 2018, the Department of National Defense (DND) awarded a contract worth €28,807,000.00 to Airbus to supply a C2 Fixed-Wing Turbo Prop Aircraft.

“The brand new Airbus CASA C-295M medium transport aircraft ordered by the DND for the Command and Control / VVIP Turboprop Aircraft acquisition project of the Philippine Air Force arrived in Clark Airbase a few hours ago, after a flight from Seville, Spain that took several days,” MaxDefense Philippines said evening of October 14.

The said C2 aircraft is based on Airbus C295M twin-turboprop tactical military transport aircraft that PAF is already operating. PAF currently operates three C295 aircraft as medium lift transports.

The aircraft made a stop at Malta International Airport in Malta on October 8 en route to the Philippines from Spain.

PAF is also set to receive a second command & control which is based on Gulfstream G280 jet.