Russia is expecting a formal notification from the Indian government on its decision to launch Ka-226T cargo-transport helicopter project at the earliest, Sputnik reported Thursday.
We expect 200 aircraft to be manufactured in the initial phase, a formal notification from the Indian side is expected in the near future,” Alexander Mikheev, Russian Helicopters CEO was quoted as saying by the news website.
“This will be a new delivery design. This will be a program with production technology transfer in India and the project is yet to develop a technological or financial model,” he said, adding that the sides are looking into a public-private partnership.
Russian Helicopters is due to delvier a total of 244 helicopters to its customers this year.
The Indian MoD’s Defence Acquisition Council earlier this month cleared the procurement of an estimated 145 Kamov KA-226T light utility helicopters favouring the Russian chopper over its Airbus rival.
The Defense Acquisition Council meeting, chaired by Defense Minister Manohar Parrikar took a call on the long pending helicopter procurement, intended to replace the ageing fleet of utility helicopters with the Indian army and air force.
The plan is to make the helicopters initially for the Indian armed forces but later on offer it for the export market. The number of helicopters to be manufactured in India could exceed 500 in the medium term if the Indo-Russian joint venture guns for the export market.
The KA-226T is an ultra-modern chopper which can be configured as a troop carrier, an air ambulance, a cargo carrier and even an attack helicopter.
The Indian MoDs Defence Acquisition Council tonight cleared the procurement of an estimated 145 Kamov KA-226T light utility helicopters favouring the Russian chopper over its Airbus rival. The meeting, chaired by Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar took a call on the long pending helicopter procurement, intended to replace the ageing fleet of utility helicopters with the Indian army and air force
Russian Helicopters and Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) signed a framework agreement last week to develop an advanced heavy-lift helicopter. The agreement was signed at the Moscow Kremlin in the presence of Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping by the CEO of Russian Helicopters, Alexander MIkheev, and the Chairman of the Board of Directors of AVIC, Lin Zuoming
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Eurocopter's recent letter to the Indian Army Chief of Staff complaining of delay in announcing a winner in the Indian Army 197 helicopter tender, has to be seen in the backdrop of its Russian competitor's emerging confidence in bagging the deal. The Ka-226T helicopter, being sold internationally by Rosoboronexport, has emerged as a dark horse in the competition meeting most of the requirements of the tender, sources told Defenseworld
Indian and Russian experts are currently working on improving the technical concept of the KA-226T helicopters, which could mean customizing the choppers to Indian requirements. Sergei Goreslavsky, Deputy Director General of Rosoboronexport said in an interview to Interfax-AVN earlier this week that parallel to this activity, documentation for the creation of a joint venture in India and the setting up of an assembly plant was in “full swing
Russia is yet to find an Indian partner for the production of Ka-226T helicopters months after Russian Helicopters was chosen to supply choppers to the Indian defence forces by manufacturing in Indian together with a local partner. Rosoboronexport head, Anatoly Isaikin was quoted as saying Tuesday by Ria Novosti Tuesday that India is inclined to buying Ka-226 and Russia is ready to help them
Indian Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) is a “front-runner” for partnering with Russia for the manufacture of Kamov Ka-226T helicopters under the ‘Make in India initiative. Sergey Chemezov, Rostec CEO on the sidelines of Moscow Aviation and Space Salon (MAKS), 2015 today told media today said that the state-run HAL is a front-runner for partnering with Russia for the Kamov Ka-226T helicopter project
A contract to set up a joint venture for the production of Kamov Ka-226T helicopters in India is likely to be signed at the upcoming Russian-Indian summit this year end. The head of the Russian Foreign Ministry's Second Asia Department Zamir Kabulov was quoted by Ria Novosti as saying, "As far as I know, our relevant departments have transferred the business plan, the vision of how to do it, and the Indian side is looking into it
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