Chile — Airbus Military delivers first C295 MPA to Chile

On Fri­day, 30th April, the Chilean Navy received the first of three C295 Mar­itime Patrol Air­craft (MPA) that they ordered from Air­bus Mil­i­tary in Octo­ber 2007. The con­tract also includes five addi­tion­al options.

The cer­e­mo­ny, presided by the Admi­ral Edmun­do González Rob­les, Com­man­der in Chief of the Navy, was cel­e­brat­ed at the air base “Viña del Mar” in the munic­i­pal­i­ty of Con­cón (Chile) with the pres­ence of the Com­man­der of Naval Avi­a­tion, Rear-Admi­ral Cristián Davan­zo, offi­cers of the High Com­mand, and Air­bus Military’s Head of Com­mer­cial, Anto­nio Rodriguez Bar­berán

On the occa­sion of the deliv­ery cer­e­mo­ny, Admi­ral González high­light­ed the impor­tance of this con­tract: “this is a real­ly impor­tant mile­stone for our Navy, as this air­craft pro­vides it with invalu­able strate­gic and oper­a­tional capa­bil­i­ties to ful­fill our mar­itime sur­veil­lance, trans­port and anti­sub­ma­rine needs. This is an impor­tant first step in our fleet mod­ern­iza­tion process”.

Anto­nio Rodriguez, for his part, stressed the good rela­tion­ship between Chile and Air­bus Mil­i­tary: “Chile is one of our most impor­tant cus­tomers, hav­ing already ordered the C212s and CN235s. It here­with demon­strates its trust in our com­pa­ny, its prod­ucts and ser­vices, which we strive to always improve. Our objec­tive is to offer the most suit­ed solu­tions to ensure the high­est cus­tomer sat­is­fac­tion”.

With the deliv­ery of the C295 MPA, the Chilean Naval Avi­a­tion ini­ti­ates the ren­o­va­tion of its fixed-wing air­craft fleet, cur­rent­ly con­sist­ing of P‑3ACHs, P‑111s and C212s.

The C295 MPAs are equipped with the Ful­ly Inte­grat­ed Tac­ti­cal Sys­tem (FITS), entire­ly devel­oped by Air­bus Mil­i­tary. This sys­tem allows the best mar­itime sur­veil­lance, Exclu­sive Eco­nom­ic Zone con­trol, and search and res­cue activ­i­ties for the Navy.

To date, Chile oper­ates a fleet of 17 Air­bus Mil­i­tary air­craft, 13 C212s, three CN235s, and now one C295s which are in ser­vice with the Army, the Navy and the Air Force.

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