RUSSIAN HELICOPTERS TO PARTICIPATE IN THE NAVY’S HELICOPTER REQUIREMENT
Russian Helicopters intends to participate in the tender for the supply of 111 shipborne Ka-226T helicopters for the Indian Navy. This light multi-purpose helicopter can comfortably seat up to seven people or one ton of cargo, and it can be produced by the Russian-Indian joint venture, the creation of which was agreed upon in October 2016. In accordance with the agreement, India will receive 200 helicopters in nine years; 60 of those helicopters will be assembled in Russia, while the remaining 140 helicopters will be assembled in Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL). The total contract value shall amount to $1 billion.