State Enterprise «PLANT 410 CA», which is the part of the SC “UkrOboronProm”, hosted the official handover ceremony of overhauled Antonov An-26 military transport aircraft to the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine.
That was reported by ukroboronprom.com.ua.
For the Armed Forces of Ukraine, An-26 is one of the main military transport aircraft, performing a variety of tasks: timely freight, evacuation of the wounded, landing of troops, serving as a training aircraft, can be used for reconnaissance and patrol missions.
During the official ceremony of An-26 aircraft transfer to the Ukrainian Air Force were attended by Mikhail Kondrat, Deputy Director for Security of GC Ukroboronprom, Viktor Gankevich, SE PLANT 410 CA Director General, Commander of Air Force of Ukraine Colonel-General Sergey Drozdov, and Chief Air Force Aviation Engineer of Ukrainian Air Force, Major-General Peter Skorenky, as well as representatives of the military unit, where the aircraft will be operated and workers of the plant.
Specialists of the «PLANT 410 CA» enterprise completed works on modernization of onboard electronic equipment of the aircraft. Now the An-26 military transport aircraft will fly international aviation routes, perform combat and learning tasks from various airports, using airport radio communication, navigation and landing equipment of public airports. According to SE PLANT 410 CA Director General, Viktor Gankevich, the overhauled An-26 can also take part in joint exercises with NATO forces.
In 2016 enterprise specialists repaired 6 aircraft, according to aircraft equipment overhaul and modernization schedule. Read more …