Antonov State Enterprise and Taqnia Aeronautics company of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia signed a Memorandum of Understanding. This agreement confirms the intention of Ukrainian to deliver a total of 30 An-178 RAF multi-role aircrafts to Saudi Arabia, reads a statement of cooperation posted on
the Ukrainian company’s website.

The parties have already signed the documents on the project with regard to a new An-132 transport aircraft and joint promotion of An-148 aircraft specific modifications. According to Oleksandr Kotsiuba, First Vice President of the State Enterprise Antonov, today's event has become another proof of the mutual desire of Ukraine and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to develop a strategic partnership in the aircraft industry.