Nepal Army is buying PTDI military transport aircraft, CN235-220 as reported by Indonesian News Portal.
According to TEMPO.CO, representatives of the Nepalese Army and Indonesian officials have already signed a purchase contract to that end.
A press release by PT Dirgantara Indonesia, the state-owned aerospace company announced that the contract was signed between Maj Gen Purna B Silawal as the Master General of Ordnance of the Nepalese Army and PTDI president director Budi Santoso on June 16 at the Nepalese Army Headquarter.
The CN235-220 Military Transport ordered by the Nepalese Army is designed for paratroop transport, medical evacuation, passenger transport, VVIP transport and cargo transport.
CN235-220 is a medium-range twin-engined transport aircraft first introduced in 1 March 1988. It was jointly developed by Construcciones Aeronáuticas SA (CASA) of Spain and Indonesian manufacturer IPTN.