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Spain's Interior Ministry orders two EADS CASA CN-235 aircraft for the Guardia Civil

Madrid, 18 December 2007

The Spain’s Interior Ministry has ordered two EADS CASA CN-235 aircraft in Maritime Patrol version that will be operated by the “Servicio Aéreo de la Guardia Civil.” These are the first fix-wing aircraft in service with these forces, which already have a fleet of helicopters in their inventory.

One aircraft will be based in the Canary Islands and the other one in the south of the Spanish Peninsula and will be performing missions against drug trafficking, illegal immigration, border patrol missions, maritime search and rescue, etc.

The first CN-235 will be delivered mid 2008 and the second one in the spring 2009. Both will include FLIR (Forward Look Infrared), and FITS (Fully Integrated Tactical System) developed by EADS CASA, which makes these aircraft a very effective tool for the purpose.

EADS is a global leader in aerospace, defence and related services. In 2006, EADS generated revenues of € 39.4 billion and employed a workforce of about 116,000. The Group includes the aircraft manufacturer Airbus, the world's largest helicopter supplier Eurocopter and EADS Astrium, the European leader in space programmes from Ariane to Galileo. Its Defence & Security Division is a provider of comprehensive systems solutions and makes EADS the major partner in the Eurofighter consortium as well as a stakeholder in the missile systems provider MBDA. EADS also develops the A400M through its Military Transport Aircraft Division.

Contact

José María Palomino
Military Transport Aircraft
EADS

Tel.: +34 91 585 77 89

Eduardo Galicia
Military Transport Aircraft
EADS

Tel.: +34 91 585 77 89



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