The Russian Helicopters holding issued a statement on Wednesday that it 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, the statement reads.
According to the press release, the holding said India will get 200 helicopters in nine years – out of which 60 of those helicopters will be assembled in Russia, while the remaining 140 helicopters will be assembled in India with the participation of a local company, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL).
Later, the production of components shall be launched, and the final stage of the cooperation shall witness a full assembly of Ka-226T helicopters.
The holding said the signing of the final contract on the terms and conditions of JV operation shall be signed by Russian Helicopters, Rosoboronexport and HAL in the first quarter of 2018. The total contract value shall amount to 1 billion US dollars.
According to Andrey Boginsky, CEO of Russian Helicopters Holding Company, the Indian party will benefit from the powerful synergy if Russian Ka-226T helicopters are chosen. The Holding has already developed a marine modification of Ka-226T. In particular, the blade folding system in the shipborne modification of Ka-226T has already been certified. Moreover, the operation of a fleet consisting of one type of helicopters, including personnel training, will cost much less in this case.
Light helicopter Ka-226T, developed by Russian Helicopters has become a pilot project on the creation and production of helicopters through information technology. Digital manufacturing will greatly simplify the development of new modifications as well as upgrades and design changes according to the customers requirements
Russian Helicopters CEO Andrey Boginskiy is scheduled to meet Indian defense minister Nirmala Sitharaman to discuss when to sign a contract and what production facility to use for a JV manufacturing Ka-226T helicopters in India. Besides, Boginskiy will discuss with Mrs
Russia and India have formally approved a joint venture between Russian Helicopters and Hindustan Aeronautics (HAL) for the manufacture of 200 Kamov-226T helicopters. The Russian Presidential office has given a final approval to the $1 billion inter-governmental agreement after reservations from New Delhi over cost sharing,
Indian HAL and Russian Rosoboronexport are discussing to set up a joint venture company to manufacture Ka-226T helicopters in India. “Several rounds of discussion have taken place on forming the joint venture company for the production of Ka-226T in India,” sources told Defenseworld
A delegation from the Indian MoD is likely to visit Kamov Design Bureau of Russian Helicopters to observe the demonstration flight of a light utility Ka-226T rotorcraft and its ship-based version. “We have offered the Indian side to visit Kamov Design Bureau that developed Ka-226T for the project of delivering 200 units of such helicopters and localizing their production in India
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