Ecuador to China Buy two MA60H-500 military transport aircraft
Data Figure: China-made MA-60 aircraft
LONDON Dec. 27 news: According to the Russian “ties,” Dec. 24 reported that Ecuador is currently the procurement of two MA60H-500 military transport aircraft and type China to negotiate. E military sources said, if we can successfully reach an agreement, may also purchase two of the transport aircraft. The potential value of the transaction is approximately $ 38 million.
Ecuador Air Force plans to purchase a new replacement of the old transport aircraft Avro HS.748. At present, E is equipped with two Air Force Avro HS.748. E Air Force in the late 1970s purchased from Brazil five Avro HS.748, but then one of the three were forced to retire and was dismantled.
Some analysts have pointed out that Ecuador may be the form of loans to China by purchasing these MA60H-500 transport aircraft. In November 2009, the Chinese government has announced to Ecuador for a total of $ 60 million loan for a period of 20 years. The funds may be used to purchase Chinese weapons and military technology and equipment.
MA60H in China-an -24-based development of a transport aircraft. The difference is that with the basic model, MA60H-500′s have a special body set up rear cargo hold. The aircraft’s maximum speed is 515 km/h, range 1600 km. MA60H the load capacity of eight tons. (Compiled: Compass)