The Bangladesh Air Force has a requirement of 3 Medium Tactical Transport Aircraft financed under the FY 2015-2016. Two aircraft were short-listed that includes the Airbus C-295W and Leonardo C-27J.
The Airbus C-295W already won a contract to supply the Bangladesh Army with a total of three aircraft, the first of which is scheduled to be delivered by August 2017.
These aircraft are required to transport logistical supplies such as water, food, ammunition, medical supplies and spare parts. In the Airdrop configuration they are utilised for dropping of paratroopers/Special Forces and associated equipment. The aircraft can also be