Russian Helicopters on helicopter maintenance in India
Russian Helicopters (part of the Rostec State Corporation) have held discussions on after-sales service of Russian helicopters. Currently, Mi-8/17 medium multi-mission helicopters, Mi-26 heavy helicopters, Mi-25 attack helicopters and the Ka-25/28/31 naval helicopters are in operation with the Indian Armed Forces, the total Russian helicopter fleet in India being some 400.
At DefExpo 2018, Russian Helicopters showcased models of the Ka-226T helicopter (which is expected to be manufactured in a Russian-Indian joint venture) and the latest offshore version of the Mi-171A2. In November 2017, Russian Helicopters had signed with Vectra Group of India, for delivery of a Mi-171A2 multi-mission helicopter and the agreement stipulates an option to purchase another helicopter of this type.
“During negotiations, we plan to concentrate on after-sales service, repair and modernisation of equipment that has already been delivered to India. Moreover, we will discuss the implementation of a joint project, a Russian-Indian joint venture for assembling Ka- 226T helicopters. A presentation of the Ka- 226T naval helicopter which, as we believe, could be assembled under the joint venture, will be included,” stated Andrey Boginsky, CEO, Russian Helicopters.