The C295 has earned its reputation as the reference in Maritime Surveillance Aircraft (MSA), thanks to the combination of an optimum platform and a state-of-the-art mission system, proven in operational service for maritime and overland surveillance, as well as search and rescue missions.


At the heart of the C295 MSA’s mission equipment is Airbus’ Fully Integrated Tactical System (FITS) – an advanced and modern system with high-definition touchscreen displays and an intuitive human/machine interface that provides data fusion and a single maritime picture to the operators.

The FITS also interfaces with the aircraft navigation systems, enhancing situational awareness and reducing operators’ and pilots’ workload. Even with the FITS consoles installed at the front, the C295’s long cabin enables the aircraft to be used for other roles, such as the transportation of troops, cargo and personnel transport, and for medical evacuation (MEDEVAC).

With the longest endurance in its class, the C295 provides more than 11 hours of persistent surveillance. Its rear ramp enables easy deployment of life rafts, and the fuselage’s bubble windows ensure excellent visual coverage.


See also other C295 variants

Tactical Transport

C295 Versatile Maritime Surveillance (MSA)


Armed/Ground ISR



Air-to-air refueling

Medical evacuation

Water Bomber