A photo of Philippine Air Force (PAF)’s soon to be delivered Airbus C295M command and control (C2) aircraft taken in Spain was uploaded at JetPhotos.com by photographer Santiago Blánquez.
The said aircraft is expected to be delivered this month as announced by PAF commander Lieutenant General Rozzano D. Briguez during the 72nd anniversary celebration of PAF at Colonel Jesus Villamor Air Base in Pasay City on July 2.
“Operational and strategic command and control shall be augmented through the arrival of two command and control fixed-wing aircraft: one C-295 arriving late July, this month, and one G-280 jet arriving by 2020,” Lieutenant General Briguez said.
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. PAF is currently operating three Airbus C-295M aircraft as medium tactical transport under the 220th Airlift Wing.