First flight of new Ukrainian An-132 transport aircraft for Saudi Arabia anticipated in Autumn 2016

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An-132 on the scale of 1/100 (с) Dima Johansson

The first flight of new Ukrainian An-132 transport aircraft anticipated in Autumn 2016.

That reported by Director General of the State Concern “Ukroboronprom” Roman Romanov at a meeting with foreign media at the international aerospace salon «FARNBOROUGH AIR SHOW-2016″ in the suburbs of London.

“An-132 – a new Ukrainian product created on the model of cooperation of world leaders. He will have unprecedented competitive advantages in the market. This symbiosis of the best advanced technologies “, – the head of” Ukroboronprom. ”

In June 2015, Antonov announced that it had signed an agreement, along with Taqnia, Ukraine’s UkrNII AT “Altis Holding”, and Germany’s Broetje-Automation to establish a manufacturing facility in Saudi Arabia as part of the offset requirements for the programme.

According to Antonov, the company signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) in late 2015 to sell at least six An-132 platforms to Saudi Arabia, four of which will be used for search-and-rescue operations, and two for electronic warfare.

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