Airbus says it has signed a series of agreements with air-to-surface weapon suppliers for its its C295 Armed ISR (Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance), which is on display at this week’s Dubai Airshow along with a wide range of weapons which have been selected to be integrated onto the aircraft.
The agreements pave the way for flight-trials to qualify these weapons on the C295 Armed ISR version.
Aircraft have already been delivered to an unidentified customer including two 12.7mm light machine guns and mounts to be mounted in the paratroop side doors.
The C295 weapons integration will next involve Roketsan’s L-UMTAS anti-tank missile.
Roketsan is also providing the Cirit laser-guided missile and Teber-82 laser bomb-guidance kit. Rheinmetall’s BK 27 autocannon provides a heavier door-mounted option, targeted by Escribano’s Door Gun System.
Expal is displaying its CAT-70 (2.75 inch) rockets and Mk 82 warhead at Dubai, and Equipaer has its CAT 70 Multiple Rocket Launcher in the exhibition.