Another batch of modernized in Ukraine by order of the Indian Air Force AN-32 departed from Kiev to Kanpur. Over the past three years, Ukraine has improved 25 Indian aircraft
Ukraine gave India the next, fifth, party light transport An-32, consisting of five machines, upgraded the facilities of Ukrainian defense by order of the Indian Air Force. As reported Monday in the manual GP "Plant 410 GA" (Kiev), another batch of modernized aircraft departed from Kiev in Kanpur on Sunday.
The first ten upgraded aircraft delivered to the customer in 2011: the first batch in May, the second — in September. Another five modernizirovannyhAn-32 sent to Kanpur in March 2012, and another five — in October. Transfer to the customer once a sixth batch of aircraft scheduled for this summer.
The contract, worth about $ 400 million to repair and upgrade 105 machines AN-32 of Indian Air Force was signed in July 2009 between the Air Force and the Ministry of Defence of India "daughter" public company "Ukrspecexport" — the "Spetstehnoeksport."
According to the contract, which became the largest in the history of Ukrainian-Indian bilateral military-technical cooperation, in Ukraine 40 aircraft will be upgraded, the rest of equipment — for the Indian Air Force aircraft factory BRD-1 at Kanpur (North India). The executors of the contract are the "Antonov" and SE "Factory 410 th Civil Aviation" (both — Kiev).
As part of modernization in the Indian aviation technology installed modern equipment Ukrainian and foreign production of about 25 items that improve the safety, in particular, equipment, collision warning aircraft in the air early warning collision with the ground, satellite navigation systems, aircraft rangefinders, upgraded radio altimeters, new radar with two multifunctional indicators, new oxygen equipment, improved crew seats.
Upgraded AN-32 will be able to land on category II ICAO. The consumption of fuel, empty weight of the upgraded aircraft will be significantly lower compared to the base case.
In addition, in accordance with the contract in December 2009, JSC "Motor Sich" (Zaporozhye) from the Indian Air Force three-year contract worth $ 110 million, will be upgraded AI-20 Indian An-32.
Easy to transport An-32 has a maximum payload of 7.5 tons, range — 800 km. Its cruising speed of 470-530 km / h The aircraft is capable of carrying 42 soldiers. According to experts, has sold more than 350 An-32 aircraft in 20 countries.