Royal Thai Army Airbus Defence C-295W ‘16150’ routed through Malta today whilst on transit for heavy maintenance in Sevilla. ‘16150’ was last seen transiting through Malta on delivery on the 26th of July 2016.
The RTA currently operate 2x C-295W serials ‘16150’ and ‘19160’. The C295W is the latest variant of the C295 military transport aircraft which is being manufactured by Airbus Defence and Space. The new aircraft is equipped with winglets and upgraded engines to deliver improved performance.
The new generation C295W can be deployed in defence, homeland security, surveillance and humanitarian missions involving troops and cargo transport, air-dropping and in the correct configuration can be used for communication and logistics support, anti-submarine and surface warfare, airborne early warning, maritime surveillance, and medical evacuation.