Our Ukraine and the birthplace agreed on joint production of military transport aircraft An-70, said the English weekly "Jane's Defence Weekly."
The agreement reached between the Ukrainian concern "Antonov" and the Russian United Aircraft Company (UAC), the magazine writes, with reference to the head designer "Antonov" Dmitry Kivu.
On the Russian side in the production of the An-70 aircraft will participate Voronezh Aircraft association (VACO), although previously there were reports that producers An-70 will Ulyanovsk "Aviastar-SP" or Samara "Aviacor."
Ukrainian side will manufacture and supply the Russian wing and engine, while the Russian company will manufacture airframe, fuselage and conduct final assembly of the aircraft.
An MTC-70 is part of the modernization programs from Moscow in 2020, with the Russian Defense Ministry plans to buy 60 aircraft of this type.
Ukraine as part of its 5-year procurement programs from 2012-2017. acquire two An-70, which will be delivered in 2014.
Our homeland and Ukraine continue to work on the aircraft, which has been upgraded since the start of the project in 80 years in the era of the Soviet Union. At the middle of 2012 is planned to hold a final step test flight of AN-70.
Cash characteristics of the project were not disclosed, the newspaper notes. At the same time in 2013 Our homeland allocated to An-70 2.4 billion rubles (816 million dollars), and Ukraine — 480 million hryvnia (89 million dollars). Overall project An-70 is estimated to be worth over 1.5 billion dollars.