Ukraine Supplies Iraq With 6 Planes Ahead Of Time

BAGHDAD, Iraq -- A Ukrainian company has announced in Kiev on Saturday that it might supply Iraq with six light An-32 planes before their scheduled supply time.

Antonov An-32

“Three out of six planes have been assembled in Ukraine, but the Iraqi side had not taken its final decision to receive them,” The Manager of Antonov Company told the Kiev Post Newspaper on Saturday.

“The Company shall assemble the remaining 3 planes, as soon as it receives the payment of the first three planes, included in the contract, signed between Iraq and the Company,” he said.

The newspaper said that the Ukrainian Progress Company for Foreign Trade had signed a contract with Iraq in 2009 for US$550 million, according to which the company would supply Iraq with six light planes and 400 armored cars.

“The Company had supplied Iraq with the first shipment of 26 armored personnel-carriers, whilst the second shipment would be supplied by the end of the current year.

Source: Aswat al-Iraq