Russia delivers all of the 151 Mi-17V-5 helicopters ordered by India


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Feb 12, 2014
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WASHINGTON, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- Russian Helicopters, part of the Russian state-owned Rostec Corporation, has completed its deliveries of Mi-17V-5 military transport helicopters to India.

India's order comprised 151 Mi-17V-5 helicopters, which were produced by JSC Kazan Helicopters, a subsidiary of Russian Helicopters. Russian Helicopters CEO Alexander Mikheev says India is one of the company's key markets for helicopters.

"Today, this country uses more than 400 helicopters, which have proved themselves well," Mikheev said in a statement. "We produce high-tech multirole helicopters capable of solving the most difficult tasks anywhere in the world."

The Mi-17V-5 is the military transport variant of the Mi-8/17 family of helicopters. The aircraft is designed to transport troops, arms and supporting equipment through desert and mountainous terrains.

The aircraft delivered to the Indian Air Force feature a KNEI-8 avionics suite, which replaced previous systems indicators with the goal of reducing the pilot's workload while in flight. The suite also cuts pre-flight inspection time by displaying all systems data to the crew before takeoff.

The delivery comes as The Indian Air Force plans to order an additional 48 of the helicopters.


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Nov 17, 2009
So soon, they worked after taking steroids or what?

Anyway, its great to hear Russia doing everything to keep the commitments. It will help both the countries a lot.


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Sep 25, 2011
Recap Ka 226:
Russia aims to deliver 200 Ka-226T military choppers to India in 9 years
December 4, 2017

"We are in the final stage of signing the contract with the Ministry of Defence. We hope that the final clauses of the contract will be determined by the middle of December and the contract will be signed in the first quarter of 2018,” Andrey Boginsky, CEO, Russian Helicopters, said here.

According to the firm, the joint venture between Russian Helicopters, which is part of Rostec Corporation, and Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL), for co-development and co-production of the Ka-226T multi-role military choppers, will be able to complete the delivery in nine years.

“From the Russian side, we have done all the necessary work. We are waiting for the Indian Defence Ministry. In my opinion, we are in the final stages. It is unrealistic to believe that the contract will be signed this year,” Boginsky told BusinessLine.

The inter-governmental agreement (IGA) was signed in 2015 during the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Moscow. Thereafter, the joint venture was registered this year around June between Russian Helicopters and HAL. According to the original plan, the commercial contract was expected to be signed in November-December this year...

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