Ukraine and Turkey will begin joint production of An-188 military transport aircraft soon, Ukroboronprom Director General, Pavlo Bukin said during the recently concluded Eurasia Airshow-2018.
"It was decided to move to the practical implementation of the Ukrainian-Turkish project in the near future," Bukin said in a statement Thursday.
The military transport aircraft project involves westernization of all components, implementation of modern and reliable technical solutions, as well as full compliance with NATO standards, both in terms of equipment and the use of the aircraft.
The project’s decisions allow creating a military transport turbojet aircraft with a carrying capacity of up to 50 tons. It will be capable of carrying military equipment of all kinds, military and construction equipment, helicopters, up to 300 soldiers, as well as humanitarian cargoes, pallets and containers.
The An-188 will be capable of basing on different airfields, including air strips, and to land on short runways of only 600-800 m in length.
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