Talk­ing Points

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MOSCOW. The Rus­sian He­li­copters Hold­ing Com­pany (part of Rostec State Cor­po­ra­tion) to­gether with Iran He­li­copters Sup­port and Re­newal Com­pany (IHSRC) are en­gaged in test­ing the light util­ity he­li­copter Ka-226T for its us­abil­ity at ex­tremely high tem­per­a­tures.

The tests are be­ing con­ducted on the Ira­nian com­pany site within the frame­work of a mem­o­ran­dum signed by the par­ties in May 2017 at the in­ter­na­tional ex­hi­bi­tion HeliRus­sia-2017. The Ka-226T has al­ready ar­rived at Iran and started its first test flights.

The ob­jec­tive of th­ese tests that will con­tinue un­til the end of Au­gust is to prove the us­abil­ity of the Ka-226T at am­bi­ent tem­per­a­tures of up to +50°C.

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