Antonov State Enterprise will provide Ukraine’s Ministry of Defense with the construction of three new-generation An-148 aircrafts. The president of the plant Alexander Kotsyuba said this to 112 Ukraine TV Channel.
"Until the end of the year we will sign a contract for the construction of three An-148 aircraft for the Ministry of Defense", said Kotsyuba.
He said that in the framework of the State order they plan to construct headquarters, marine patrol and aerial ambulance version of An-148.
The transfer of the first aircraft to the customer is scheduled for 2017.
President of Antonov said that the timing of the transfer of two more aircraft will depend on funding.
Recall that the China Airspace Company and Ukrainian state-owned enterprise Antonov signed a cooperation agreement, under which China takes ownership of the An-225.