Rostec will sign a contract with China on joint production of advanced heavy helicopters by the end of 2016.
"Russia will sign a firm contract with the Chinese partners for the advanced heavy helicopter production by the end of this year," Director of International Cooperation and Regional Development Viktor Kladov said during the exhibition, Inoprom-2016, Rostec reported Monday.
The corresponding intergovernmental agreement was signed recently in Beijing in the presence of Russian President Vladimir Putin. According to the document, the Russian and Chinese parties will jointly develop the advanced heavy helicopter for its subsequent serial production in China, aiming to meet the demand at the Chinese market. Russian Helicopters will contribute its technologies to the project and will also provide technical parameters as well as develop individual AHL systems on the contractual base.
Chinese state company Avicopter will be responsible for the organization and implementation of the AHL program in general, including engineering design, creation of prototypes, performance of tests, certification, preparation and serial production, as well as market promotion and general coordination of activities.