‘Antonov aircraft plant currently works on designs of aerial ambulance planes, command staff aircraft and the radar warning and control aircraft – AWACS plane. But that’ll take a while, of course. What’s most important is that the process began’, Serhiy Drozdov, Chief of Ukraine’s Air Force, said in an interview with People’s Army outlet on Wednesday.
Previously, Antonov aircraft plant reported that the new AWACS plane can be developed if based on An-148, An-158 or An-178 transport aircraft. Modern radars will let the plane detect any air or ground target within 450 km range.