A facility to manufacture KA-226T helicopters in India by a recently formed company, Indo Russian Helicopter Pvt. Ltd. (IRHL) will be located at the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL)’s proposed helicopter plant in Tumakuru near Bangalore.
The IRHL has been incorporated as Joint Venture cum subsidiary in May 2017 between HAL, Russian Helicopters and Rosoboronexport, with the objective to manufacture Ka-226T helicopters in India.
The authorized capital of the JV is INR30 crore (US$5 million) and paid up capital is INR crore. The venture has 50.5% shareholding by HAL, 42.5% by Russian Helicopters and 7% by Rosoboronexport.
The facility for Ka-226T helicopters is proposed to be co-located at the helicopter manufacturing facilities coming up at Tumakuru, an Indian MoD release said quoting statements made in the Indian Parliament.
IRHL is expected to fulfill a requirement for over 200 utility helicopters for the Indian armed forces. Besides, under the terms of an Indo-Russian agreement, the KA-226T helicopters manufactured in India would also be exported to third countries.
The foundation stone of a green field helicopter manufacturing facility has been laid by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in January 2016.
The 600 acre facility will function as an independent Division of HAL for production and maintenance of light Utility Helicopters (LUHs), with future expansion for production of other Helicopters.The cost of initial setting up of the facilities is expected to be around INR2000 crore ($307 million).
Russian Federal Aviation Agency (Rosaviation) has certified the Ka-226T helicopter as fit for operation at high temperatures. The certification makes it possible to start exporting the helicopters to countries with the hot climate
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 customers requirements
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
Russian Helicopters CEO Andrey Boginskiy is scheduled to meet Indian defense minister Nirmala Sitharaman to discuss when to sign a contract and what production facility to use for a JV manufacturing Ka-226T helicopters in India. Besides, Boginskiy will discuss with Mrs
Russian Helicopters Ka-226T light multi-purpose helicopter has cleared tests with support from Iran Helicopter Support and Renewal Company (IHSRC). The tests were carried out in the framework of a memorandum signed by Helicopters of Russia JSC (part of Rostekh State Corporation) and IHSRC at the HeliRussia international exhibition in May 2017, and their purpose was to confirm the possibility of operating the helicopter at ambient temperatures up to +50 degrees Celsius, the company said in a statement Wednesday
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
Indias defense ministry has issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) to procure and co-produce 200 Russian Kamov Ka-226T helicopters for the countrys army and air force, estimated to cost INR 21,000 Crore (US$3 billion),
A delegation from the Indian MoD is likely to visit Kamov Design Bureau of Russian Helicopters to observe the demonstration flight of a light utility Ka-226T rotorcraft and its ship-based version. “We have offered the Indian side to visit Kamov Design Bureau that developed Ka-226T for the project of delivering 200 units of such helicopters and localizing their production in India
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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