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 customer’s requirements. All new models and modifications of existing helicopters will be created on the same principle.
Ka-226T has become the first machine in the domestic helicopter construstion, the development of which has been conducted entirely in virtual space without use of paper media. This allowed to reduce by half risks and costs to the helicopter development as well as to the changes for the future upgrades.
The developer of the helicopter, JSC "Kamov", has prepared a full set of the design documentation, including digital models of parts and assemblies, as well as three-dimensional models of completed helicopters. At the moment, within the project implementation, the design bureau and serial production at the Ulan-Ude aviation plant received a single information system with an online connection. Thus, the company has not only a 24-hour access to the relevant design documents, but also an ability to contact the developer for discussing models in relation to the specificity of production. In the future the single system will allow all project participants to monitor and control the production of helicopters at every stage.
“Project Ka-226T is the first experience for holding enterprises to create a new helicopter modification by using only software. The digitalization has reduced the machine development time, and, through the creation of 3D models, has improved accuracy of the component parts and units of the helicopter development. That has helped to create a modern and high quality machine, cumulative performance and other characteristics of which substantially superior to Western counterparts," said General Director of the holding "Russian Helicopters" Andrey Boginsky.
Russia may supply Kamov Ka-226T helicopters assembled in India to third countries once it fulfils the basic order of 200 choppers to India. "Now a joint venture has been set up to implement the project of the Ka-226T production in India
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Russian Helicopters will launch the second production site for Ka-226T helicopters at its Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant to accelerate the assembly and delivery of the choppers to India. "The Russian Helicopters Holding is creating a complementary production site of the Ka-226T helicopter at Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant in order to accelerate the fulfillment of the intergovernmental agreement on assembly and delivery of this latest light helicopter to India, the company announced Monday
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The Technodinamika holding company, a member of the Rostec State Corporation, is developing the first pilot units for Ansat and Ka-226 light civilian helicopters to replace Ukrainian components. NP1
Contractual negotiations for the Ka-226T light helicopters to be made jointly by India and Russia will commence soon following the freezing of the technical configuration. ‘Approval of helicopter configuration to be delivered and assembled in India means that the technical aspects of the project have been finalized
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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
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