MoD del­e­ga­tion vis­its Rus­sian de­fence pro­duc­tion fa­cil­i­ties

Vayu Aerospace and Defence - - Aviation & Defence Inindia -

Apurva Chan­dra, Di­rec­tor Gen­eral Ac­qui­si­tion, MoD has re­cently vis­ited fa­cil­i­ties of Rus­sia’s Ulyanovsk-based Avi­as­tarSP, con­sti­tut­ing a part of the United Air­craft Cor­po­ra­tion’s Trans­port Avi­a­tion Di­vi­sion. He was given de­tailed pre­sen­ta­tions on the Ilyushin-Il76MD-90A and Il-78MK-90A air­craft. “The In­dian Air Force and Navy have be­tween them con­sid­er­able num­bers of Il76s, Il-78s, and Il-38s… Rus­sia is ready to up­grade both the air­craft al­ready in ser­vice and sup­ply new equip­ment meet­ing long-term re­quire­ments of In­dian part­ners,” noted UAC’s Vice Pres­i­dent for Trans­port Avi­a­tion and CEO of Ilyushin Alek­sey Ro­gozin.

The In­dian del­e­ga­tion also vis­ited the Na­tional Cen­tre of He­li­copter Build­ing in Moscow wit­ness­ing flight demon­stra­tion of the Ka-226T he­li­copter, and there­after were at Baltic Ship­build­ing Plant ‘Yan­tar’ in the city of Kalin­ingrad. As Rosoboronex­port’s Di­rec­tor Gen­eral Alexan­der Mikheev stated, “We are happy to re­ceive such a rep­re­sen­ta­tive del­e­ga­tion of the In­dian Min­istry of De­fence and to de­mon­strate to our part­ners unique ca­pa­bil­i­ties of the Rus­sian ship­build­ing en­ter­prises and promis­ing Rus­sian-In­dian projects in the mil­i­tary and tech­ni­cal area in gen­eral.”

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