Friday, August 24, 2018

Russia to offer the Ka 226 to Indian Navy for naval utility helicopter

Moscow: Russia will offer the Kamov Ka 226T chopper that it will produce in partnership with Hindustan Aeronautics Limited(HAL) for an upcoming Rs 12000 crore `Make in India’ deal for a naval utility helicopter.

The helicopter, which will be produced for the army and air force as part of a government to government between Russia and India but it does not have a naval version yet. If it participates, the Russian chopper will compete against competitors from Airbus and Sikorsky. "A naval version is currently under development by Russia."

“We believe that the joint venture with HAL for the KA 226T can be offered for the Indian Navy requirement. It will not be an import but will be a made in India system. We are ready to negotiate on this with our Indian partners,” Alexander Mikheev, DG of Rosoboronexport said in response to a question by ET.
23/08/18 Manu Pubby/Economic Times

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