Saturday, October 22, 2016

India-Russia ink Ka-226 local production agreement

Russia and India signed an agreement to jointly produce the Ka-226T light multirole helicopter in India.

The agreement was signed by Russian Helicopters CEO Alexander Mikheev and the head of Rosoboronexport Anatoly Isaikin with Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) Chairman and Managing Director Suvarna Raju.

Under the terms of the intergovernmental agreement, the joint Russian-Indian enterprise created by Russian Helicopters, JSC Rosoboronexport and India's HAL must arrange the localization of production and supply of 200 light multirole Ka-226T for 9 years.

The first 60 helicopters will be produced in Russia, and the production of the remaining 140 helicopters is being planned in India.  In addition to the assembly, the agreement provides for maintenance, operation, repairs and technical support cooperation.

The joint venture is set to create facilities for repairs and maintenance of helicopters produced in India in 5 years, and facilities for the overhaul within 7 years after deliveries of the first batch of helicopters.
21/10/16 Aviation Analysis Wing

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