Operator: Turkey
Status: In Service/On Order
Number: 1/9
Cost: $1.5 billion
Acquired: 2014-2017
General Specs
Country of origin: European Consortium (Assembled in Spain)
Role: Tactical airlifter
Manufacturer: Airbus Military
Introduced: 2009
Power plant: 4 x EuroProp International TP400-D6
Thrust: 11,000 shp (8,200 kW)
Wingspan: 139 ft (42.4 m)
Length: 148 ft (45.1 m)
Height: 48 ft (14.7 m)
Weight (empty):
Maximum takeoff weight: 310,850 lb (141,000 kg)
Fuel Capacity: 81,600 lb (37,000 kg)
Speed: 344.9 mph (555 km/h)
Ceiling: 40,000 ft (12,200 m)
Range: 5,408.6 miles (8,700 km); with max payload: 2,048.3 miles (3,300 km)
Crew: 4-Mar
Armament: None
Radar/Sensors: Northrop Grumman AN/APN-241E weather and navigation radar
Optional Forward Looking InfraRed (FLIR)
Terrain-masking low-level flight (TMLLF) system
Countermeasures/Defenses: ALR-400 Radar warning system
Multicolor infrared alerting sensor (MIRAS)
Chaff and flare decoy dispensers
Directed infrared countermeasure (DIRCM) system
Armored cockpit
Bullet-resistant windscreens
Misc Systems: Fly-by-wire
Head-up-Displays (HUD)
Rockwell Collins HF-9500 high-frequency communications system
Cobham Antennas Division SATCOM antennas
Harpoints for electronic warfare pods and refueling pods


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Algeria confirms Buk delivery

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Boeing wins $222m Chinook order for Saudi Arabia

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BAE Rolls Out First Omani Typhoon, Hawk

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Raytheon Awarded $12 Million to Provide Engineering Services to Israeli Patriot Missiles

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