Four of the first batch of five AN-32 tactical transport aircraft was inducted into the IAF with a new nomenclature AN-32 RE. Induction and handing over ceremony of the first batch of AN-32 RE aircraft was held at Palam airbase. On the occasion Air Marshal Joseph Neri, Air Officer-in-charge Maintenance informed that IAF has been imbibing and exploiting technological advances and adapting to revolution in military affairs.
He hoped that the reequipped AN-32 RE aircraft will fulfill tactical transport requirements of the IAF beyond 2025. Also present were Air Marshal Neri, DG (Aircraft), Air Mshl RK Vashisht, senior MOD and IAF officials, representatives of M/S Spets Techno Export (STE) from Ukraine and aircrew.