The first military transport aircraft An-178-100P has been presented at the Antonov state enterprise in Kyiv. Events marking the rollout of the aircraft took place on 28 December, ukrinform.net reported.
Inspecting the plane, Defense Minister Oleksiy Reznikov noted that with the creation of the An-178-100P, Ukraine proves that Ukrainians know how to defend themselves.
“All of us in our childhood dreamed of being pilots, flying, but the most difficult thing is to build a plane. It seems to me that it is symbolic that Ukraine is demonstrating its defense capabilities through joint efforts. This synergy is the key to our victory,” the minister said.
He stressed that not only three of these planes will be produced, as stipulated in the contract for the Ukrainian Armed Forces. There will be more of them,” Reznikov said.