Defence Sector – DPP, Missions, Schemes, Security Forces, etc.

Indo-Russian project to replace An-32 in limbo

  1. Context: The medium transport aircraft, the planned replacement for the An-32s to be jointly developed by India and Russia
  2. News: The fate of the project seems uncertain with India having second thoughts on the project, but Russia deciding to go ahead with the initial design on its own following the unending delay
  3. Background: An inter-governmental agreement in 2007 to develop and produce the 20-tonne aircraft to replace the An-32 transport aircraft
  4. An-32 transport aircraft is in service in both the Indian and Russian air forces
  5. In 2009, Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. (HAL) and the United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) of Russia set up a joint venture with an investment of $300 million each by the two air forces
  6. However, differences over the nature of the engine stalled progress

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