VIDEO: Watch the first flight of Saudi Arabia’s AN-132 military aircraft

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After conducting all its ground tests, the Saudi-Ukrainian military aircraft Antonov AN-132 completed its first flight. The AN-132 was first launched last December.

Video of the aircraft’s first flight showed Antonov AN-132’s first maneuvers in Ukraine under the supervision of an engineering committee from the Saudi and Ukrainian sides.


The aircraft was jointly developed by King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology and the Ukrainian Antonov Aircraft Manufacturing Company and is part of the city's 2020 national transformation program to achieve the Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 program.

The aircraft is equipped with the latest engines and electronics, in addition to low fuel consumption and the ability to take off and land in different climates.

It has the ability to travel up to 4,500 km and has advanced navigation systems, in addition to its ability to fly at a height of up to 28,000 feet.

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