Media: Ministry of defence was expelled from the state armament programme for the an-70
The Russian defense Ministry has ruled out military transport aircraft of the Russian-Ukrainian development of the An-70 from the state armament programme, said the Russian defense Ministry.
Joint experimental-konstruktorska work in Russia and Ukraine for this project began in 2010. At the same time, according to the Ministry of defense, Russia paid 2, 95 billion rubles for these works, say " news ". The Russian defense Ministry was obliged to 2020 to Buy 60 aircraft of this type. However, the Ukrainian side has frozen the overall experimental design (OCD)." The an-70 from the very beginning was rather doubtful and more of a political project, - said Irina Kirin, chief editor of the magazine " defense of Russia ", the official publication of the Military-industrial Commission of Russia.- We started after a break participation in 2010. It was something like a goodwill gesture after cooling relations [during the "orange revolution" ]. Then the Ministry of defence had put the plane in GLS and paid OCD. We needed a medium transport aircraft, but for some reason in the end Antonov started developing severe, while in Russia this niche is already occupied by the Il-76. Kirin believes That the cost of the aircraft was from the very beginning inflated, and when calculating the expected payments for after-sales service boards, royalties for trademark and design support, the whole Project seems to be to her disadvantage. Military expert, member of the public Council under the Ministry of defence Igor Korotchenko also considers the continuation of the joint project is impossible.- The An-70 project, as well as other common Russian-Ukrainian projects in the current provisions no longer viable, " he said.- Ukraine unreliable partner, all relations in the sphere of military-tekhnicheskogo cooperation with Russia in this country is finished. As for the Russian analogues, that in the near future must be implemented in a number of works through the organization of " Ilyushin ". Remember, in the last month of summer last year, the Kyiv Economic court ruled to take the Ministry of defense of Russia almost 31 million rubles (about 10 million) in favor of enterprise " Antonov ". In July, a source in the military-industrial complex said That the Russian enterprises in the near future have the ability to completely stop the participation in the project on creation of the Russian-Ukrainian military-transport aircraft An-70. Remember also, in June 2014, the head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko forbade any military-technical cooperation with Russia.