Russian Helicopters Plans KA-226, Anset Chopper Assembly In Iran

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  • 12:48 PM, April 1, 2017
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Russian Helicopters Plans KA-226, Anset Chopper Assembly In Iran
Russian Helicopters Plans KA-226, Anset Chopper Assembly In Iran

Russian Helicopters and Iran’s Industrial Development and Renovation Organization (IDRO) have planned a joint venture to assemble KA-226 and Anset light civilian helicopters.

The JV to assemble light civilian helicopters in Iran was announced by Russian Helicopters firm last week.

A memorandum of understanding was signed by Russian Helicopters CEO Andrey Boginsky and the chairman of the Board of Directors of IDRO Mansour Moazami.  The document is aimed at promoting cooperation between Russia and Iran as part of the program on upgrading the Iranian helicopter fleet.

Russian Helicopters also intends to explore potential for cooperation with IDRO to develop business in the Middle East.

“We see that the demand for light helicopters is high in Iran, and the country needs them for civilian agencies. said Boginsky.

The joint venture between Russia and Iran would consider assembling light Ka-226 or Ansat helicopters.  Currently, negotiations on this issue are ongoing. Iran uses almost the whole range of helicopters of this type:  Mi-17, Mi-171, Mi-171E, Mi-8MTV and Mi-17V-5s.

These medium-class helicopters are used for law enforcement and to fight organized crime.  Just as in other countries of the region, Russian helicopters in Iran have become known primarily as machines that allow to perform tasks in high temperatures and at high altitudes.

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