The Army of Serbia will receive from Russia two transport aircrafts “Antonov”, reports Sputnik, without specifying the source of information.
According to the Russian portal, aircrafts “An-26” could land in Serbia in the next 10 months.
The Antonov An-26 (NATO reporting name: Curl) is a twin-engined turboprop civilian and military transport aircraft, designed and produced in the Soviet Union from 1969 to 1986. Using the majority of the An-24 airframe, with its high-set cantilevered wings, twin turboprops and stalky main undercarriage, the An-26 included military equipment, such as tip-up paratroop canvas seats, an overhead traveling hoist, bulged observation windows and parachute static line attachment cables.
It is not known how precisely this donation is worth, but it is estimated that one such repaired aircraft can cost from five to eight million dollars.