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2010-11-24 09:47:00

KIEV, Ukraine, November 24, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- NATO and Ukraine are discussing final provisions for extending the lease of heavy-duty transport aircraft - Antonov An-124-100 Ruslan. The contract is likely to be extended for two years before the end of 2010. Ukraine is now negotiating a plan to revive mass production of a new commercialized model of Ruslan jointly with Russia. The produced planes will have the cargo lifting capacity of 150 tonnes. Russian air force is also a potential...

2008-07-17 06:00:33

A specialist Ukrainian military website has described the success of the SALIS (Strategic Airlift Interim Solution) programme, where NATO has been using Ukraine's An-124 military transport aircraft. The website said it regards the programme as an example of mutually beneficial and pragmatic cooperation between Ukraine and NATO and the way forward in furthering this cooperation. The following is the text of the article by Volodymyr Kopchak, entitled "Salis: To retain and multiply" posted on...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'