"We offered this (development of fighter and attack aircraft. - ed.) as early as 2006. We have officially submitted proposals. But at the time, they were saying that it was not necessary. Today we prepared proposals on this matter once again," Kiva said.
He added that it is not only Antonov that has such capacities and abilities.
"These aircraft will be created with involvement of Ukrainian enterprises: with Ukrainian engines, with Ukrainian equipment, with Ukrainian weapons. That is, we could do it rather effectively. It would not be worse than, as some suggest, to buy such aircraft, for example, in China, " the general designer of Antonov said.
In addition, Kiva said that today Antonov offers a variety of military aircraft for various purposes: special, transport, health, staff, patrol, including armed ones. "At the moment, our proposals are considered by the military," he added.