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Spain Buys C-295 and Eurofighters at a Total Cost of €6.6 Billion

Spain Buys C-295 and Eurofighters at a Total Cost of €6.6 Billion

Spanish Government decided to boost its defence industry and Air Force Capabilities with a major acquisition project. On September 12, the Government of Spain approved procuring 16 C-295 MPA/MSA aircraft and 25 Eurofighter fighter jets. The budget for the Eurofighters is €4.593 billion (€183.72 million per aircraft). The 25 Eurofighters will replace F/A-18 Hornet fighter jets. The budget for the 16 C-295s is €2.034 billion (€127.125 million per aircraft). Six C-295s will be built for maritime patrol (MPA) missions, while ten will be assigned to maritime surveillance (MSA) missions. 

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Spain is one of the contributor countries of Airbus. It produces some parts of Eurofighters. The C-295 was initially manufactured by the Spanish aerospace company CASA. The final assembly line is in Seville, Spain.  

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