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Aero India 2019: Russian Helicopters works towards local production of Ka-226T helicopter in India

21 February 2019
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Russian Helicopters has signed memoranda of understanding (MOUs) with five Indian private companies in a bid to localise production of the Kamov Ka-226T helicopter, it announced at Aero India 2019.

Director General of Russian Helicopters Holding Company Andrey Boginsky signed MOUs with representatives of Elcom Innovations Private Ltd., Integrated Helicopter Services Private Ltd., Valdel Advanced Technologies Pvt. Ltd., Dynamatic Technologies Ltd., and Bharath Forge Ltd. The MOUs cover assemblies such as fuselage, blades, radio equipment, and landing gear.

“We have launched a new stage of [the] Ka-226T project: identifying the chain of manufacturers among the Indian companies. I am positive that the agreements reached today will result in a long-term, mutually beneficial co-operation at a later stage when the production of Ka-226T is transferred to the customer’s territory,” Boginsky said on 20 February.

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