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 Brand new Ukrainian military transport aircraft An-178 presented in Kyiv. PHOTOS+VIDEO

Brand new Ukrainian military transport aircraft An-178 was presented at the Antonov state enterprise today.

AN-178 carrier is designed to replace outdated An-26, An-32 and An-72, Censor.NET reports citing LB.ua.


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The presentation was attended by the mayor of Kyiv Vitalii Klychko; photos of the aircraft were posted on his page on Facebook.

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The construction of the first aircraft began in 2013, while the plane was developed in 2010 as a replacement for older Antonov models. The carrier is created on the basis of the passenger plane An-158, which production has been recently launched.

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According to Wikipedia, An -178 is Ukraine's projected short-range medium-airlift military transport aircraft designed by the Ukrainian Antonov company and based on the Antonov An-158 (An-148-200). It was announced on Feb. 5, 2010, with the first flight expected in 2015.

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The An-178 is a potential competitor for the Alenia C-27J Spartan from Italy, EADS CASA C-295 from Spain, Lockheed Martin C-130J from the United States, Embraer KC-390 from Brazil, and the Ilyushin Il-214 from the Russian Federation.

Источник: https://en.censor.net.ua/p332907