Serbia signed a deal to replace An-26 with C295 airlifter

Serbia signed a deal to replace An-26 with C295 airlifter
Serbia signed a deal to replace An-26 with C295 airlifter

Serbia has signed a deal to acquire two C295 transport aircraft to be delivered late next year. The plan was announced in October 2021 in Belgrade during the Partner 2021 defence exhibition. Defence Minister Nebojsa Stefanovic announced at that time that the contract with Airbus for the acquisition of two C295 and a batch of H145M helicopters would be signed in a few months.


Airbus announced that agreement stating that the Serbian Air Force and Air Defence are becoming the 36th operator of C295 worldwide.
The contract, which was signed in Madrid, will be accompanied by a Government-to-Government supervision agreement between the Ministries of Defence of Spain and the Republic of Serbia. 
The two aircraft, in transport configuration, will be equipped with Collins Aerospace Pro Line Fusion avionics suite.