Russian Helicopters plans to sign a contract with India by yearend to overhaul three Mi-26 heavy military helicopters.
"India is a key strategic partner for Russian Helicopters Group and a major operator of Russian-made rotorcraft. Russian Helicopters Group is planning to sign a contract with India before the end of 2016 to overhaul three Mi-26 rotorcraft," Deputy CEO for After-Sale Maintenance Igor Chechikov was quoted as saying by Russia India Report Wednesday.
According to the group’s press office, India’s Defense Ministry and Russia’s arms exporter Rosoboronexport signed a contract in late July for the repair and upgrade of ten Indian Navy Kamov Ka-28 (Helix) antisubmarine warfare helicopters.
The helicopters will be repaired at the Aircraft-Manufacturing Enterprise in Kumertau in the Urals.
India is facing acute shortage of spares for its military equipment bought from Russia. The defense ministry has called for a meeting with Indian private defense industry next week
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