Ukrainian state aviation enterprise “Antonov” and Indian company Reliance Defence, owned by billionaire Anil Ambani, signed a memorandum on strategic partnership, according to which Ukraine and India can jointly produce airplanes, reports “LIGA.net”.
It has been reported, that Indian company is interested in airplanes An-148, An-158 and An-178, which will take part in the tender of state corporation Hindustan Aeronautics Limited. In case “Antonov” and Reliance Defence win the competition, they will jointly cooperate in development of a new multi-functional airplane for military transport aviation and internal transportation in India.
Ambani informed, that India needs at least 200 vessels of this type. According to President of “Antonov” Mikhailo Gvozdev, the fact that Reliance Defence participates in the tender significantly increases the chances of Ukrainian company to win the tender.