Rus­sian He­li­copters on he­li­copter main­te­nance in In­dia

Vayu Aerospace and Defence - - Aviation & Defence Inindia -

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.


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