Saturday, July 20, 2024

Antonov has completed major assembly of the first An-132 military transport aircraft

ANTONOV Company has completed major assembly of the first An-132D (demonstrator) military transport aircraft.

The An-132 an improved version of An-32  featuring western-built avionics and engines, to be developed jointly by Saudi Arabia and Ukraine. It will be powered by two Pratt & Whitney Canada PW150 turboprop engines along with Honeywell avionics, Liebherr life support system and Hamilton Sundstrand supplied Auxiliary Power Unit (APU).

The AN-132 – intended for short- and medium-haul routes — will have varied use, from troop transport to cargo and can be outfitted with a variety of cabin configurations. The aircraft will have a maximum cruising speed of 500 kilometers per hour and a maximum cruising altitude of 9,000 meters with a maximum payload of 9.2 tonnes. Antonov projects a potential market for the aircraft of 200 units between 2018 and 2025.


CfVsSVEW4AALI5y CfVsQmrWwAAowXi CfVsObZWQAAFOoW 1l-image


If you would like to show your support for what we are doing, here's where to do it.

If you wish to report grammatical or factual errors within our news articles, you can let us know by using the online feedback form.

Executive Editor

About author:

Dylan Malyasov
Dylan Malyasov
Dylan Malyasov is the editor-in-chief of Defence Blog. He is a journalist, an accredited defense advisor, and a consultant. His background as a defense advisor and consultant adds a unique perspective to his journalistic endeavors, ensuring that his reporting is well-informed and authoritative. read more



Russia faces artillery barrel shortage

Russia is grappling with a severe issue in the production of artillery barrels, a critical component for its military capabilities, according to a recent...