The CN-235 is a tactical transport aircraft developed by the MTA (Military Transport Aircraft) division of EADS. This family of products is composed of three aircraft: the CN-235, its maritime patrol version called the CN-235 Persuader and the HC-235. It designates the last generation Maritime Patrol aircraft, developed by the Military Transport Aircraft Division, based on both the CN-235 and the C-295 platforms. PERSUADER offers a cost-effective, sophisticated and versatile solution to the needs of the Maritime Patrol market; it can perform any tactical operation, from Maritime Surveillance (picture: SASEMAR - Sociedad Estatal de Salvamento y Seguridad Marítima), Economic Exclusive Zone (EEZ) control, Search and Rescue (SAR), to more complex missions such as Antisubmarine Warfare (ASW), Antisurface Warfare (ASuW), Electronic Warfare (EW) or Airborne Early Warning (AEW). The PERSUADER brings together the CN-235/C-295 platforms and the most advanced mission system, developed by EADS CASA.
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