The Airbus A400M Atlas is a is a multi-national four-engine turboprop military transport aircraft. It was designed by Airbus Defence and Space as a tactical airlifter with strategic capabilities to replace older transport aircraft, such as the Transall C-160 and the Armstrong Whitworth AW.681. As well as transport, the A400M can perform electronic surveillance and aerial refuelling.

The Airbus A400M's maiden flight took place in 1998 with it first entering service in the French Air Force in 2002.

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