An-70 aircraft will have new avionics and get rid of the Russian «Ukroboronprom»

Military transport aircraft An-70 production of the state enterprise «Antonov» will be upgraded. This was reported by the press service of the concern «Ukroboronprom».

«The aircraft received new avionics and get rid of Russian components. Thanks to the modernization it is planned to expand the unique characteristics of the aircraft, primarily due to advanced digital systems,» – said the press service.

Readiness to participate in the modernization of the An-70, said during the exhibition Dubai Airshow 2017 companies from Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Turkey.

«Given the fact that in 2015, the An-70 was adopted by the Armed forces of Ukraine, the modernization of the aircraft is one of the most important tasks, which will significantly enhance the mobility and combat capacity of the Ukrainian defenders», – stated in the message.

An-70 is intended for landing of airborne assault forces, transportation of troops and cargo, «security of maneuver and combat operations, special tasks».

In 1989, between the defense Ministry and the plant «Antonov» signed an agreement for development work to build aircraft An-70. In may 2015 the Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk announced that Ukraine stops the military-industrial cooperation with Russia, then Russia’s defense Ministry has filed a lawsuit in court. On 19 November, the claim is partially satisfied, the Arbitration court of Moscow.

As writes «Interfax-Ukraine», from September 2012 to March 2014, the Russian Federation did not participate in the test plane. In 2006, the Russian defense Ministry has officially announced withdrawal from the program An-70, citing the fact that the main Russian military transport aircraft Il-76.

An-70 aircraft will have new avionics and get rid of the Russian «Ukroboronprom» 14.11.2017

Ноябрь 14th, 2017 by
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