C-295 Aircraft: The strength of the Indian Air Force is about to double. Today the first C-295 transport aircraft of the Air Force will be formally inducted into the Air Force. During this time, the country’s Defense Minister Rajnath Singh will be present and will inaugurate the India Drone Shakti-2023 exhibition. On September 20, the C-295 aircraft arrived in Vadodara, Gujarat, a few days after being handed over to the Indian Air Force in the southern Spanish city of Seville.
Know what is the specialty of the plane
The Indian Air Force signed a deal worth over Rs 21,000 crore with Airbus to procure 56 C-295 aircraft to replace the IAF’s aging Avro-748 aircraft in 2021. These planes also have some special features. For take off, only 844 to 934 meter long runway is required and for landing only 420 meter runway is required.
There are going to be 6 highpoints in this aircraft, due to which there will be separate space for installing weapons in it. Two engines have been installed in this aircraft, with the help of which it can be flown at a speed of 482 kilometers per hour. With the help of both engines, it can be flown at a height of 30 thousand feet. This project is going to bring a big change in India’s aviation industry.
India Drone Shakti 2023 Event
The Bharat Drone Shakti 2023 program aims to showcase India’s growing power with more than 50 drones. There are many programs in these drone exhibitions, in which it will be seen how effective they are in case of emergency, fire, in delivering health supplies to the right place and in military surveillance. Defense Minister Rajnath Singh and Air Force Chief Air Chief Marshal VR Choudhary viewed drones with carrying capacity of 50 kg to 100 kg during the Bharat Drone Shakti-2023 at Hindon Airbase in Ghaziabad. The event has been organized for two days on 25 and 26 September.