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Antonov awarded contract for aircraft upgradation

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Antonov An-32B of the Indian Air Force at Leh Airbase. A file photo

NEW DELHI (BNS): Antonov has bagged $400 million contract from India for upgradation of An-32 commercial aircraft.

The aircraft can be used for transportation of military personnel and aerial delivery of soldiers.

The An-32 is an updated version of the venerable Soviet An-26, a twin-engine engineered for transporting cargo or people in rugged regions, particularly Soviet client states of the Cold War era.

The AN-32 aircraft were acquired for the Indian Air Force in the 1980s and is widely considered a 'safe' aircraft.

Antonov Aeronautical Scientific/Technical Complex is a Ukraine based company deals with the designing and modifications of aircrafts of various classes and purposes.

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