Shortcomings in the production of Russian-Ukrainian An-70 aircraft (Antonov ) not allow the command of the Russian air force to consider it as a base for Military transport aviation, said on the first day weekend, the Former commander-in-chief of the air forces of the Russian Federation, head of the Directorate of military aviation programs UAC Vladimir Mikhailov.
however, the An-70 was included in the state defense order and the state armaments program until 2020 and to work to serial production Were allocated serious money.
" I policy in this question was not engaged, but when I took the air force, the An-70 was recommended for mass production, but I looked act - there are four defects which cannot, even in the presence of one of them, to recommend to mass production, " said Mikhailov in the " General staff " radio station.
Former commander-in-chief explained that he asked in a persistent form resolve these 4 flaws and completing the full cycle of tests." Were scandalous situation with the documentation, they are not allowed in our days, although Serdyukov money was pumped into this program again quite a lot. Currently, they are all buried and again useless for this reason, it is necessary to anticipate and feel, with whom I work, and not to give them money earlier time. Flirting in such a case is not admissible ", he added.
Mikhailov said that if you compare An-70 and Il-476 from the perspective of efficiency, cost and other parameters, " machine 476 two to three times better in all respects, than the An-70 ".
An-70 is a medium-range cargo (tactical military transport aircraft of new generation, developed by the Ukrainian company " Antonov ".