UKROBORONPROM enterprise "Antonov" and "Reliance Defence Limited" signed the memorandum on joint participation in the tender, announced by the Indian corporation "Hindustan Aeronautics Limited" for production of passenger and cargo aircraft AN-148, AN-158, AN-178.

In case of winning the tender, the parties will jointly produce and supply aircraft to commercial and government operators of India, in partnership with HAL. Works will be distributed as agreed by the parties.

The next step is aircraft assembly in India, gradually increasing the level of production localization, in accordance with the laws of India and Ukraine and as agreed by the parties. The partners are also planning to organize technical support within service life of the aircraft produced for operators in India and other countries.

"Ukrainian “An” aircraft are known worldwide as powerful and reliable. I am sure, that “Antonov” will win this tender, – said UKROBORONPROM Deputy Director General for Foreign Economic Activity Denis Gurak.

"Reliance Defence Limited" took a view of the world’s largest transport aircraft An-124-100 "Ruslan" and AN-225 "Mriya," short take-off and landing military transport aircraft An-70. They assessed the possibility of passenger aircraft An-158 and promising transport aircraft An-178 during demonstration flights.

The documents signed are the result of the successful participation of UKROBORONPROM enterprises at arms and equipment expo "DefExpo-2016″ and negotiations, initiated by SE "SpetsTehnoEksport."

In 2016 UKROBORONPROM holds a course for transition to high-tech manufacturing, international standards (NATO) and supplying the army with modern types of armaments. The State Concern expands cooperation with NATO and the EU countries, as defined by the strategic course of the state. In 2015 UKROBORONPROM export contracts amounted to more than $ 1.3 billion.