Antonov AN-178 - a short-range medium-airlift military transport aircraft.
The Ukrainian government has decided to liquidate the aircraft manufacturer Antonov while its enterprises will be assigned to the state defense group Ukroboronprom.
The government has taken this decision "due to the absence of participants" as all the three enterprises, which actually made up the aircraft manufacturer, quit it already last year to be integrated into Ukroboronprom, TASS quoted the ministrys press office as saying.
The Ukrainian government has also instructed the Economic Development and Trade Ministry to set up a liquidation commission and liquidate the Antonov Group.
The Antonov Group earlier comprised the Antonov enterprise, the Kharkov State Aviation Enterprise and the Plant 410 Civil Aviation State Enterprise in Kiev.
Until recently, the Antonov Group was developing a new An-178 plane. Media reports said earlier the Antonov Group would now engage in the production of drones for the Ukrainian Armed Forces.