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MoU signed for An-132 production

6th March 2018 - 09:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Antonov, Taqnia Aeronautics and WAHAJ have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for the manufacture of the An-132 aircraft, Antonov announced on 1 March.

The multipurpose aircraft is designed to support the transport of armed personnel as well as equipment.

The MoU follows Taqnia’s initiative to form an alliance to establish manufacturing, testing and maintenance capabilities for the aircraft. 

Under the agreement, the initial set of An-132 serial aircraft will be constructed at Antonov’s production facilities in cooperation with Taqnia and WAHAJ. At this stage, Antonov will serve as the prime contractor, while Taqnia and WAHAJ will construct components and units. WAHAJ will be responsible for the manufacture of landing gear and its qualification.

During the next stages, the companies will establish Antonov aircraft production facilities in Saudi Arabia.

Oleksandr Kryvokon, president of Antonov, said: ‘This MoU is the next step to develop our interaction on the An-132 programme. We appreciate this cooperation. It is mutually beneficial for all the parties and all the companies involved in the project. Our new product has to take a proper place in the global market.’

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