August 2020 Ukrainian State company “Antonov” presented the newest multirole transport aircraft An-178, which is to be delivered to Peru in 2021.
The delivery is planned within the contract to produce an unspecified quantity of the newest Antonov An-178 military transport aircraft for the Interior Ministry of Peru.
Ukraine’s defense export company “SpetsTechnoExport” and Ukrainian state company “Antonov” have won a major contract in 2019. During the tender, due to its technical and commercial characteristics, the Ukrainian plane prevailed over two competitors, the Italian-American Leonardo C-27J Spartan and C-295 produced by Airbus.
The Ukrainian company was selected to produce an unspecified quantity of its An-178 planes that would replace older An-12/An-32 transporters, also produced by the “Antonov” for Latin America. Completion of the first aircraft is scheduled for early 2021.
It should be noted, that given the high technical characteristics, in general, the demand for a new Ukrainian aircraft is growing. Ассоrding to representatives of Antonov, Ukrainian Ministry of Internal Affairs is ready to order 13 new planes, while the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense is interested in 15 aircrafts of this type.
As for August 2020, “Antonov” has already launched five serial An-178 construction works. Among the potential foreign clients- Asia, Middle East, Africa and South America countries.
The members of the “Antonov” team revealed the characteristics of the new aircraft on August 21, 2020, during a presentation of the new plane. At the ceremony, it was announced that the “Antonov” has completed the assembly of the airframe of the serial aircraft AN-178 (under serial number 006) for the National Police of the Republic of Peru.
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