An-132 opens opportunity to access African and South American markets

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Having entered the market of the Middle East, aircraft AN-132 will enhance “UkrOboronProm” entering the markets of Africa and South America. This was stated by Director General of the State Concern Roman Romanov.

That was reported by press service of UkrOboronProm.

“Unfortunately, during deliberate destruction of the country’s defense industry, Ukraine gained reputation as an unreliable partner. Now” UkrOboronProm “directs all its forces to improve this situation. On the day of modern aircraft An-132D wheeling out, we received a number of calls from potential partners from across the world, interested in the given innovation. “UkrOboronProm” has all it takes to meet this demand,”- said the head of the State Concern Roman Romanov.

UKROBORONPROM SE “Antonov” demonstrated a new light multipurpose aircraft AN-132D. The plane was designed in a very short period – 1.5 years. Leading companies are involved in An-132D development, including Pratt & Whitney Canada and Honeywell. This is the first plane of the SE “Antonov,” manufactured without Russian components.

“UkrOboronProm” represented the reform strategy of the military-industrial complex of Ukraine. It provides clear sequential steps: corporatization, audit, clusterization, technology protection and launch of the innovation platform.

Corporatization of UOP enterprises will allow creating a transparent management structure, Supervisory Board, establish common rules including those for international investors.

Reform Strategy also provides for a transparent audit, allowing investors to objectively evaluate the opportunities and prospects for cooperation with the military-industrial complex of Ukraine. This platform will unite manufacturers, startups, investments and the military.

As part of the strategy, UOP will create five clusters, with the possibility of involving private companies, namely: aviation, armored vehicles, shipbuilding, high-precision weapons, radar and communications. According to this scheme the first aviation cluster – Ukrainian Aircraft Corporation – was created on the basis of the legendary “Antonov”.

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