|Published: February 2017|
Bengaluru. Rostec State Corporation presents the latest developments in aircraft technology, air defence and radio-electronic warfare at Aero India 2017. Rostec holding companies – Russian Helicopters, Technodinamika, UEC, Tecmash and Shvabe are participating in the 900 sqm Russian exhibition and intend to conduct negotiations with strategic partners in the framework of executing current and negotiating new contracts, as well as proposals for new projects under the Make in India program.
At Aero India-2017 executives of Rostec State Corporation delegation are to hold negotiations with representatives of the Indian government, heads of India’s Ministry of Defence and IAF, as well as HAL, Larsen & Toubro, Bharat Forge among others. The joint Rostec and Rosoboron export delegation is headed by the Director of International Cooperation and Regional Policy Viktor Kladov.
Rostec CEO Sergey Chemezov: “AeroIndia-2017 is an important event for India’s and regional aviation market. India has for many years been a strategic partner of Russia and of Rostec. Our two nations have successfully worked on multiple projects bringing Russian technology to India and producing state-of-the-art military equipment locally, most notably Su-30MKI fighter jets, T-90S tanks and the Brahmos missile.
Now the Modi government adopted the «Make in India» course aimed at localization of production of military products in India and it involves creation of joint ventures and deep transfer of technology. In the framework of this program we have signed an agreement to establish a joint venture for the production of Ka-226T in October 2016 at the BRICS summit. Now there is active implementation of this project. We are also working on the expansion of cooperation in various fields in accordance with Make in India – in the traditional sphere of military-technical cooperation and in non-military areas such as electronics, biotechnology and composite materials.”
India has traditionally been considered a special strategic partner of Russian Helicopters, part of Rostec State Corporation. More than 400 helicopters produced in Russia are registered and operated here.
This year, Russian Helicopters’ key exhibit in India is the Ka-226T model. In 2016 Russian Helicopters, Rosoboronexport and HAL Corporation created a joint venture to localize production of the light, multirole Ka-226Ts and to deliver them to the Indian market. The JV resulted from an intergovernmental agreement between the two countries. In addition to the assembly, it provides terms for maintenance, operation, repairs and maintenance of these helicopters.
The light multirole Ka-226T helicopter’s main distinguishing feature is modular design. A passenger cabin can be easily installed, which allows to carry up to 6 people or modules fitted with special equipment: medical, search and rescue, military or transport. The helicopter is easy to operate, boasts incredibly precise hovering, has excellent manoeuvrability and handling, easy to maintain, has large power capacity and features maximum safety.
In addition, visitors are shown a multi-purpose Mi-38 in the passenger version. The Mi-38 is one of the most highly automated civil helicopters in the world. Its flight and navigation systems allow to engage auto pilot, land, hover, and stabilize the helicopter in any flight mode.