Friday, November 20, 2015

Ukraine Completes India's An-32 Upgrade, Shoots Down 'Unreliability' Charge

Ukraine's Ukroboronpromom today announced that it had delivered the eighth and last batch of 5 repaired & upgraded An-32RE aircraft to the Indian Air Force, completing the $400 million deal. Fears that India's fleet was missing -- or worse -- emerged last year at the peak of the Ukraininan conflict, heightened by the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in July 2014. The Ukrainian military-industrial complex had taken a heavy battering at the time, so it was only expected that they would use program completion to backhand those reports. Here's the operative part from the official Ukrainian press release today:
And with that, the souped up tactical 'work-horse' transports are back in Indian hands. More details on the new birds soon. And, as always, additional photos & content on Livefist's Facebook page.

6 comments :

AI said...

And, as always, additional photos & "contend" on Livefist's Facebook page.

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Anonymous said...

Shiv, have you shifted your coverage to areas other than defence or are you just not posting on this blog?

Tako Nada said...

Time has come to tap ukrnian military technology.

Anonymous said...

India has lost a great opportunity to give the local industry a chance at aircraft upgrades. The IAF is anyway not happy with the result.

Anonymous said...

spelling alert "content"

AI said...

goddammit....correct your spelling errors.