Madagascar receives CN235

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Madagascar's military has received three Airbus AS350 helicopters, five Cessna 206 light aircraft, a single Airbus CN235 transport aircraft and various vehicles. President Andry Rajoelina formally handed over the three helicopters, the CN235, several Russian-made Gaz 4x4 trucks, and a number of all-terrain vehicles to the military on 24 June. His office identified the helicopters as Ecureuil B2s, a likely reference to the AS350B2, an older variant of the Airbus Helicopter H125. The three helicopters appeared to include one that local media reported being delivered to the Malagasy Armed Forces in May. In his address, President also announced the delivery of five Cessna light aircraft for use in the coastal surveillance role. The delivered helis will be deployed to the countrie's most inaccessible areas. The CN235 will be used for troop transport and medical evacuation, as well as to move supplies and support disaster relief operations.
 

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