Ukraine overestimated the price of AN-70 transporter for Russia

Ukraine overstated the value of the AN-70 transporter for Russia

Talks between Ukraine and Russia on the joint creation military transport Aircraft An-70 encountered difficulties. According to the newspaper "Vedomosti", citing a source in the United Aircraft Company, Ukrainian state enterprise "Antonov" requests from the Ministry of Defence almost 100 million dollars for the third flight model of the An-70, this is 30 percent above the price more languid military transport IL-76, the creation of which should resume in Ulyanovsk.

In February 2012, the director of the development and procurement of arms and military equipment of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine Andriy Artyushenko announced that price 1st An-70 will be about 67 million dollars. What is the reason for the price increase freighter, is not clear. Ukraine has announced its intention to acquire three of these aircraft, and the Ministry of Defence RF — 60 An-70.

Meanwhile, the parties can not agree and finalize documentation for the freighter developed in accordance with the requirements of the Russian Air Force, and its transfer to Russian side of the transfer to an electronic form. Finally, as noted by the source of the newspaper, the complexity of the creation of the An-70 is also in the fact that "Antonov" practically no professionals capable of conducting large-scale development of the project, started back in the days of the Soviet Union.

August 20, 2012 Secretary of Defense RF Anatoly Serdyukov said that our homeland and Ukraine have started joint flight testing of the AN-70 transporter. Right hand negotiate for mass production of military transport aircraft in Russia.

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