Airbus describes the C295 as a versatile "tactical airlifter" capable of running missions in extreme conditions, and is available in a range of variations.
According to the EUarms database, the C295 (and its predecessor the CN235) have been identified at the Biak airbase in Papua during the bases inauguration ceremony. The C295 is used by both the Indonesian military and police force. These aircraft were originally manufactured by Construcciones Aeronáuticas SA, a Spanish company that was incorporated by Airbus. They continue to be produced in a factory in Sevilla, Spain.