The Russian Ministry of Defense intends to acquire about 300 light training aircraft MAI-223 Kitenok designed by Moscow aviation Institute, writes Lenta.ru. This was stated by Russian Minister of Defense Sergei Shoigu.
According to him, the need for Russian Air Forces in aircraft of this type is currently 300 units.
In August, 2012, Sergei Shoigu, then the governor of the Moscow region, proposed to resume production of light multipurpose An-2 aircraft. It was proposed to produce airplanes at the facilities of a promising aircraft building cluster in Zhukovsky.
Russian Ministry of Defense intends to acquire about 300 light training aircraft MAI-223 Kitenok
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