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Russian Helicopters Moves Ahead on Ka-226T for India

: Feb 21, 2019 - : 2:20 am

Russian Helicopters Holding Company (a part of State Corporation Rostec) has announced partnerships with Elcom, Valdel Advanced Technologies, Dynamatic Technologies, Integrated Helicopter Services and Bharat Forge, covering assemblies such as fuselage, blades, radiostation and landing gear, at the ongoing air show.


“We have launched a new stage of Ka-226T project: identifying the chain of manufacturers among the Indian companies. I am positive that the agreements reached today will result in a long-term mutually beneficial cooperation at a later stage when the production of Ka-226T is transferred to the customer’s territory”, said Andrey Boginskiy, Director General of Russian Helicopters Holding Company following the inking of the MOU’s at the show.


“The program of localization of production of Ka-226T helicopter in India is a key project within the scope of the “Make in India” program. The contract provides for the delivery of 60 Ka-226T assembled in Russia and the production of 140 units in the territory of the partner country,” said Victor Kladov, Director for international cooperation and regional policy at State Corporation Rostec.


Commenting on future prospects, he added, the project opens up ample opportunities: I am sure that the rotorcraft assembled in India will be in high demand in this country as well as in the third markets. In particular, we intend to take part in a bid for the delivery of 111 Naval Utility Helicopters for the Indian Navy.   The selection of Ka-226T will allow India to reduce expenditures for transportation, maintenance, personnel training due to the localization of production in its own territory”, highlights


Light utility helicopter Ka-226T The main distinctive feature of the helicopter is its modular design.


The Ka-226T can transport up to 6 people and features a coaxial main rotor system, maximum take-off weight of 3.6 tonnes and payload capacity of up to 1 tonne of payload.


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