The Ukrainian An-178 won against C-27 Spartan (USA-Italy) and C-295 (Airbus). Photo from UNIAN
Ukraine’s state-run Ukroboronprom Concern has won the tender announced by the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Peru for the purchase of a certain number of An-178 military transport aircraft. The Ukrainian An-178 aircraft will replace the Ukrainian An-32Bs, according to the concern’s press service.
Ukroboronprom CEO Pavlo Bukin said the Ukrainian An-178 won against C-27 Spartan (USA-Italy) and C-295 (Airbus). “Peru may become the first export training ground for the new aircraft created at SE Antonov. In this case, both the professionalism and perseverance of Ukroboronprom’s contractors and the legendary reliability of the Antonov brand played in our favor,” Bukin said.
According to the official, Spetstekhnoexport LLC, which is part of the state concern, participated in the tender. In the competition, which evaluated performance, delivery time, extended guarantees, staff training, social and production preferences, An-178 was ahead of all competitors. UNIAN memo.
The Antonov An-178 is a short-range medium-airlift military transport aircraft designed by the Ukrainian Antonov company and based on the Antonov An-158 (An-148-200). It can shift 18 tonnes over 1,000 km, or 10 tonnes over 4,000 km. In July 2018, An-178 made its demo flight at the 2018 Farnborough International Airshow in the UK.
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