Ukraine has provided the supply to Iraq of the third of the six light transport An-32, which are collected in Kiev under a contract valued at more than $ 550 million to supply the Iraqi employer Ukrainian military equipment. It is reported by the Interfax-Ukraine, citing a source in the state-owned "Ukrspecexport."
The plane landed at Baghdad airport on April 4.
The first two AN-32s were delivered to the customer in 2011, in November and December. Another three aircraft, according to the state-owned company to be transferred to Iraq in 2012, another plane scheduled to deliver at the beginning of the year, two more — in the second half of the year.
Multirole aircraft An-32 is designed to carry cargo on short-haul and medium-haul. The aircraft can be used in the face of climate characteristics specific to Iraq. An-32 has excellent maneuverability and is capable of taking off and landing on unpaved runways with a short runway and high airfields, located at an altitude of 4500 m above sea level.