Stoltenberg estimates capacity of Ukraine’s Antonov aircraft

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has visited the Antonov state enterprise, which is part of the Ukroboronprom concern.

This is reported by the Ukroboronprom press service in Facebook.

"During his visit to Kyiv, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg personally estimated the capacity of domestic aircraft manufactured at the Antonov state enterprise, which is part of the Ukroboronprom concern.

Stoltenberg and Ukroboronprom Director General Roman Romanov discussed further steps to deepen cooperation, accelerate transition to manufacturing of standardized and certified products in line with international standards, including those of NATO, as well as launch joint defence projects," the statement reads.

According to the press service, the NATO Secretary General and the Ukroboronprom Director General also discussed further prospects for strategic transport operations for NATO member states under the SALIS program carried out by An-124 Ruslan, An-225 Mriya and An- 22 Antey.

In 2006-2016, the Antonov planes transported more than 122,000 tons of cargo for the Alliance in more than 2,000 flights.


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