I was going to ask the same question, but I already know what his asnwer will be. He will claim that the A400M is a ripoff/copy of the An-70. I believe he has made this claim before, in another thread. He's totally incorrect and makes uneducated posts, such as this one, on a regular basis. I guess he feels that because his father once worked for Antonov, that he (LY744) is an authority/expert on the subject.
These two aircraft, the An-70 and A400M, have nothing in common but their capablilites. Both should be able to out-perform a Herk (maybe even the new C-130J), but they are having difficulty finding buyers.
For all of you people on here that want to compare these two newer-generation transports with the dated C-130 platforms go right ahead. Just do me one favor...... look at the Herk's service history, combat record, reliability rating, and the sheer number of aircraft produced and number of aircraft still in service right now before claiming that "such-and-such" aircraft is better or "such-and-such" aircraft is more capable.