OUR N E W   W E B   S I T E   "WORLD AIR FORCE NEWS"
 
  
 
 

WORLD AIR WAR HISTORY


 
  HOME > ASIAN AIR FORCE NEWS >

Ukraine delivers upgraded military transports to India

Ukraine delivers upgraded military transports to India

Despite Ukraine's military and political crisis with Russia, a state-owned company managed to deliver upgraded military air transports to India through the aid of European countries.

Ukraine’s Ukroboronprom and its Spectechoexport subsidiary have shipped upgraded An-32 transports to India despite Ukraine’s military and political problems.

Ukroboronprom, a government-owned organization, said the aircraft were allowed by “European partners” to transit their airspace late last month in their journey from Kiev to Kanpur, India. It did not, however, provide details on the route taken after the aircraft departed the Ukrainian capital.

The An-32, manufactured by Ukraine’s Antonov, was first produced in the mid-1970s. It is a twin-engine turboprop with a maximum speed of 329 miles per hour and a range of 1,553 miles. The planes were upgraded for India under a 2009 contract with an overall value of about $400 million.

Under the deal, a total of 40 An-32s were to be upgraded in Ukraine for the Indian military and more than 60 others in India.

The modernized aircraft feature collision warning equipment, collision-with-ground early warning equipment, satellite navigation, new radar and oxygen equipment. Under a separate contract between India and Motor Sich OJSC, aircraft engines of the An-32s have been upgraded.

“We are sure that our Indian partners are satisfied with a high quality of our work, conducted by Ukrainian enterprises,” said Yuriy Tereshenko, temporary director general of Ukroboronprom. “India was and remains a strategic Ukrainian partner in the area of military technical cooperation.”

Ukroboronprom did not detail the number of planes sent to India, but said delivery of the batch brings the number of An-32s modernized in Ukraine to 35.


Source: By Richard Tomkins, UPI News – 2 April 2014

Photo: Upgraded IAF An-32 transport planes - Serial:K3604, Unit: AHQ Communication Squadron, Location: Visakhapatnam, 2006-01 (Photo by Mrityunjoy Mazumdar / bharat-rakshak.com)


(2.4.2014)


 
  CONTINENTAL NEWS:

American Air Force News
African Air Force News
Asian Air Force News
European Air Force News
Middle Eastern AF News
Ocean Air Force News


• First S. Korean A330MRTT lands in Busan for acceptance tests

(13.11.2018)
The first Airbus A330 Multi Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) aircraft for the Republic of Korea Air Force (ROKAF) has landed in Gimhae Air Base in Busan, South Korea for its acceptance...>>

• Indian HAL HTT-40 Conducts Two-Turn Spin and Recovery Test

(9.11.2018)
India’s HAL HTT 40 turboprop trainer aircraft has begun the most awaited phase of the spin tests by successfully entering in to two turn spin and subsequently recovering with the a...>>

• Russian fighter performs dangerous intercept of Navy EP-3 Aries II over the Black Sea

(6.11.2018)
The US Navy reports that a Russian SU-27 Flanker performed a dangerous close-intercept maneuver off the right wing of a Navy EP-3 Aries II Electronic Surveillance aircraft over the...>>

• Thai - Questions arise about costs of military helicopters

(2.11.2018)
In the wake of the tragic crash of King Power supremo Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha’s personal helicopter last Saturday evening (UK time), an unintended story has emerged about the cost...>>

• Flying the Friendly Skies: Russia Celebrates Army Aviation Day

(28.10.2018)
For more than a half a century of its history, army aviation and its crews have visited all the “hot spots” around Russia and places far beyond the country’s borders....>>

• Is North Korea's Air Force a Big Threat or Totally Obsolete?

(15.9.2017)
While old, the An-2 is one still an effective SOF support machines due to its low radar cross-section, ability to fly low and slow under the radar and rugged construction....>>

• Russian Navy Confirms Plans to Build New Aircraft Carrier

(28.6.2017)
According to reports, Russia is planning construction of a new aircraft carrier....>>

 



       info@xairforces.net Webmaster: REFLX DESIGN - © 2011 xairforces / Aviation Society,