SEVILLA -- The Brazilian Air Force has taken delivery of a new C-295 Search and Rescue (SAR) aircraft from Airbus at a handover ceremony in Spain.
The new aircraft is the second unit from an order of three that were placed on order by the Air Force in 2014 at a total contract cost of $215.1 million. The first aircraft was delivered in June 2017 and the final aircraft is slated to arrive in 2020. In Brazilian service, the aircraft are designated as the SC-105 SAR.
The three aircraft integrate a range of specialized hardware for the fulfillment of their SAR and surveillance missions including Airbus's Fully Integrated Tactical System (FITS) and an Elta EL-M-2022A radar system. The aircraft are outfitted with the Thales TopDeck avionics suite.