Deal to manufacture 200 Kamov 226T helis in India to be signed with Russia

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  1. WolfPack86

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    India and Russia are expected to sign this weekend a "complex agreement" for production of 200 Kamov 226T helicopters domestically under a nearly US $1 billion deal to replace the country's aging Cheetah and Chetak choppers.

    The agreement is expected to be inked on the sidelines of the 2016 BRICS Summit in Goa from October 13 to October 16.
    A variety of negotiations on the expansion of military- technical cooperation and fortification of trade relations with India will be held.

    "The complex agreement to set up a joint production facility of Ka-226T helicopters is expected to be signed at the BRICS forum," said a statement by Rostec State Corporation, an umbrella organisation of about 700 Russian firms founded in 2007 to promote the development, production, and export of high-tech industrial products for civil and military purposes.

    This agreement will be the next big step in cooperation between Russia and India in the area of helicopter production and service.

    The preliminary contract was signed by the head of Rostec Sergei Chemezov, CEO and Prime Minister Narendra Modi in December last year.

    In addition to this, the heads of the state corporations will conduct a series of negotiations on development in the area of Russian helicopter export and after-sales servicing.

    Chemezov will head Rostec's delegation to the 2016 BRICS Summit.

    "The contract for export and joint production of 200 Ka-226T helicopters is one of the key projects in the framework of trade and industrial relations between Russia and India. We plan to expand them in both military-technical and civilian areas," Chemezov said.

    Rostec is currently in negotiations with the Defence Ministry here for a long-term contract for after-sales servicing of Russian-made helicopters, which are widely used in India.

    "We are expecting to set up an after-sales service in a profoundly new format. There is an array of other projects, where we see perspectives for mutually beneficial cooperation, which we plan to discuss at the BRICS Summit," Chemezov said.
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    Here are the details.....

     
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    Russian Helicopters to Build Ka-226T at 2nd Plant to Speed Up Delivery to India

    According to press release, Russian Helicopters company will launch the second production site for Ka-226T helicopters at its Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant to accelerate the assembly and delivery of the choppers to India.

    The Russian Helicopters company will launch the second production site for Ka-226T helicopters at its Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant to accelerate the assembly and delivery of the choppers to India, the company said Monday in a press release. "The Russian Helicopters Holding… is creating a complementary production site of the Ka-226T helicopter at Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant in order to accelerate the fulfillment of the intergovernmental agreement on assembly and delivery of this latest light helicopter to India," the press release said. According to the press release, Kumertau Aviation Production Enterprise will work with the Ulan-Ude plant on filling India's order as well as continue the full assembly of the helicopter for domestic clients. Russia and India signed a joint Ka-226T helicopter manufacturing agreement at the October 15-16 Goa summit.

    Read more: https://sputniknews.com/business/201612261048998170-russian-helicopters-india/
     
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    An interesting video I found on youtube of ka-226.

     
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    So, will it not be manufactured in India by HAL?
     
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    Should cancel this order ,buy more Dhruvs
     
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    This order has been announced by the PM himself and will be cancelled. It will go through just like the Rafale deal.
     
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    Dhruv is in a different class than the Ka-226T. You cannot replace one with the other. Ka-226T is akin to the LUH. LUH has barely made its first flight. Meanwhile Cheetah and Chetak helicopters continue to outlast their service life. We need replacements now. There is enough market in India for the Ka-226T such that it does not encroach upon LUH and kill that programme. We need 200 Ka-226 T. That will leave room for enough LUH. And Dhruv are already being bought to fulfill other roles.
     
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