https://www.janes.com/article/91763/ire ... d-vehiclesEquipment procurement in 2020 includes replacements for two CASA CN235s, which are reaching the end of their service lives. Irish media reports indicate that Airbus is a contender to offer two C-295s for EUR60 million.
Five Cessna 172H Skyhawks, used by the Irish Air Corps in a utility role, were taken out of service in September 2019; they will be replaced by three Pilatus PC-12NGs in 2020 for EUR32 million.
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https://www.military.ie/en/news-and-eve ... years.htmlThese aircraft will be replaced by three state-of-the-art multi-role 'Pilatus PC-12NG Spectre' aircraft equipped with sophisticated surveillance equipment and also capable of carrying out air ambulance and logistics flights. The aircraft is specifically designed to integrate and work seamlessly with the Army, Naval service and other government agencies.
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Dáil Éireann debate -
Tuesday, 24 Sep 2019
Ceisteanna ar Sonraíodh Uain Dóibh - Priority Questions
https://www.oireachtas.ie/en/debates/de ... -09-24/11/The purchase of three Pilatus PC-12 aircraft is at an advanced stage and they are due for delivery in early 2020.
It was a significant day for us in #CasementAirbase as the Minister with Responsibility for Defence Mr. Paul Kehoe T.D., accompanied by General Officer Commanding the Air Corps, Brigadier General Sean Clancy, signed a contract for the provision of three new fixed-wing utility aircraft.
The Pilatus #PC12 is a single-engine turboprop passenger and cargo aircraft manufactured by Pilatus Aircraft Ltd of Switzerland.
These aircraft are being purchased in line with the 2015 White Paper on Defence which specified that “The existing five Cessnas, which are currently due for replacement, will be replaced with three larger aircraft suitably equipped for ISTAR tasks.”
https://www.facebook.com/IrlAirCorps/vi ... 230904023/The first aircraft is scheduled for delivery in early 2019. The second aircraft will follow later in 2019, with the third to be delivered in 2020.