Airbus Military has received a contract from the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Ghana to supply two C295 aircraft to the Ghana Air Force (GAF).

The aircraft is a twin-turboprop tactical military transport aircraft and will be used for maritime patrol, medical evacuation, paratrooping, training and humanitarian operations.

Minister of Defence Lieutenant General JH Smith said the C295 will help the GAF to transport troops and other security agencies across the country.

According to the Defence Ministry, Ghana has chosen the C295 aircraft for its operational capabilities in rough terrains.