Subscribe Free
in Defence

Airbus Defence and Space and Roketsan to integrate weapon systems on C295W

Posted 14 July 2016 · Add Comment

Airbus Defence and Space and Roketsan Missiles Industries of Turkey have signed an MoU to integrate a range of weapon systems on the Airbus C295W surveillance and transport aircraft.

Under the terms of the agreement signed at the Farnborough Airshow, the companies will collaborate on the design aspects, integration and initial testing phases of a variety of weapons from Roketsan’s existing product range.

Systems to be integrated onto the market-leading C295W include at least: the 70mm laser-guided missile “CIRIT”; laser-guided long-range anti-tank Missile “LUMTAS”; and laser-guided bomb “TEBER”. 

The joint activity will begin in the coming months and will eventually lead to weapons carriage and release trials using Airbus Defence and Space’s development aircraft.

Head of Military Aircraft Fernando Alonso said: “We are fully committed to continuing to develop new applications for the C295W and to enhancing its existing systems to ensure it retains its market-leading position. There is a clear opportunity for us to address the global requirement for a cost-effective armed utility aircraft and Roketsan’s product range and proven expertise make them the obvious partner.”

Chairman of the Board of Roketsan Emin Alpman, said: “As Roketsan we are ideally position to enhance the air-to-ground capability of the C295W with sophisticated weapons that are at the cutting edge of technology. We stand ready to combine our expertise with our partner Airbus Defence and Space to provide new solutions to the armed forces of allied countries.”

 

* required field

Post a comment

Other Stories
Advertisement
Latest News

Boeing eyes up Middle East for tanker export

As the combat aircraft inventories of Middle East nations continue to grow, air forces are increasingly seeking to back up their front-line units with support aircraft such as tankers. As Alan Dron reports, Boeing believes that its new

Turkish Aerospace has a new logo

Turkish Aerospace, which maintains position as a leader in the Aerospace industry of Turkey, is getting a fresh look with the new logo and identity.

Emirates opens first dedicated airport lounge in Cairo

Emirates has unveiled its 42nd dedicated lounge across its global network at Cairo International Airport (CAI).

Qatar Airways to showcase its A350-1000 at the Farnborough International Airshow

Qatar Airways has said that six state-of-the-art aircraft will be on display at this year’s Farnborough International Airshow, taking place from 16 to 22 July in Hampshire, United Kingdom.

Airbus Helicopters industrial model is coming together

The first pre-serial H160 has been fitted with its rear fuselage, the first major component assembly having been pre-assembled in Albacete, Spain according to the site specialisation strategy implemented in Airbus Helicopters.

Airbus delivers first A321neo in Cabin Flex configuration to Turkish Airlines

Turkish Airlines has taken delivery of the first A321neo in Cabin Flex configuration.

TAA SK0902311218
See us at
Cargo BT1004091018GATM BT1004061118BIAS BT271017161118Aviation Africa BT0607280219MEBAA BT1004121218AIME19BTA3005120219Istanbul Airshow BT22018MAPS18_BT1207131118ASDubai BT1004091018