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CEO of Russian Helicopters to discuss cooperation with India's defense minister

Delhi, India - About the Ka-226T project to assemble this model in Indian Country

Making his business trip to India, Russian helicopters (a Rostec subsidiary) CEO Andrey Boginskiy is going to meet India's defense minister Nirmala Sitharaman. They will discuss the Ka-226T project to assemble this model in India. Specifically, they will negotiate when to sign a contract and what production facility to use for a JV manufacturing Ka-226T aircraft. Besides, Andrey Boginskiy will discuss with Sitharaman possibilities to increase import of helicopters to India and how to arrange aftersales maintenance for helicopters manufactured in Russia and supply of spare parts and components. A cooperation agreement in the field of helicopter production between India and Russia was signed in 2015. According to it, “Russian helicopters” jointly with Rosoboronexport arrange supply and local production of Russian Ka-226T helicopter and its versions in the amount of 200 units, of which at least 140 units must be manufactured by a joint-venture located in India. This joint-venture established in June of 2017 will carry out assembly and repair operations and also be an integrator for Indian suppliers. Ka-226T with its coaxial propellers has a substantial power reserve and high climb capability that increase the helicopter's hover ceiling. The model is suitable for mountainous areas and at high air temperature. Its performance characteristics are ensured by two powerful engines. In case of failure of one engine, the helicopter can keep on flying with the other. Ka-226T has good features designed by the Kamov design bureau.

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