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Aerospace & Defense

India seals $3bn deal with Airbus for 56 military transports

Tata to build 40 planes locally; New Delhi to receive 16 finished aircraft

NEW DELHI -- The Indian government on Friday signed a deal worth about $3 billion with Europe's Airbus for 56 C295 transport aircraft to replace the Indian Air Force's aging fleet of Avro transport planes.

Under the agreement signed between India's Ministry of Defense and Airbus Defense and Space, Airbus will deliver the first 16 aircraft in "flyaway" condition from its final assembly line in Seville, Spain, over four years after the contract takes effect. The C295s will be handed over in transport configuration and equipped with an Indigenous electronic warfare suite.

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