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First pictures show Saudi-Ukrainian electronic warfare aircraft

Joint cooperation between Antonov and Saudi Arabia led to the production of the aircraft. (Facebook/Петро Порошенко)

The first pictures to show a Saudi-Ukrainian electronic warfare aircraft were released on Tuesday.

Ukraine's state-owned enterprise Antonov, the only Ukrainian designer and manufacturer of cargo and passenger planes, presented the first prototype of the new An-132 transport aircraft, UNIAN reported.

Joint cooperation between Antonov and Saudi Arabia led to the production of the aircraft.

The aircraft, which is based on the An-132 light multi-mission transport aircraft, is capable of countering air defense systems as well as manned and unmanned aircraft, according to designers.

The modernized version of the An-132 is assembled without any components made in Russia

Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko and Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council Oleksandr Turchynov were present at the ceremony in Kiev.
 

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Last Update: Wednesday, 21 December 2016 KSA 09:10 - GMT 06:10
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