Post by TsarSamuil on Feb 20, 2012 16:27:27 GMT -5
India to Buy 71 More Russian Helicopters.
18:11 20/02/2012 MOSCOW, February 20 (RIA Novosti)
The Indian Air Force (IAF) is planning to procure 71 more Mi-17 V5 helicopters, including 12 for the Ministry of Home Affairs, the Business Standard daily reported on Monday.
These would be in addition to the 80 already ordered from Russia.
Of the 71 helicopters to be ordered, 59 would be provided to the IAF for replacing its old Mi-8 and Mi-17IV choppers and six would go to the Border Security Force.
The remaining six would be distributed among the other central armed police forces, IAF officials said.
On Thursday the IAF put into service the first batch of 80 Mi-17V-5 tactical transport helicopters under a $1.3 billion deal.
Under the 2008 deal, India has already taken delivery of about 20 Russian helicopters, built by the Kazan Helicopter Plant. The remaining helicopters are to be delivered in 2014.
The Mi-17V-5, a utility helicopter, can carry up to 36 passengers or four tons or cargo.
India is one of the world's largest Mi-8 and Mi-17 operators with over 200 aircraft in service. The Mi-8/17 family is the most widely produced helicopter design in history, with over 11,000 sold to more than 110 countries.
Post by TsarSamuil on Mar 15, 2012 16:21:07 GMT -5
Russian Specialists to Modernize Helicopters in Bulgaria.
15:02 15/03/2012 MOSCOW, March 15 (RIA Novosti)
Moscow and Sofia signed a deal to repair and modernize Soviet-era helicopters in Bulgaria, the Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation said on Thursday.
The agreement “to organize repairs and modernization of Mi-17 (Mi-8) and Mi-35 (Mi-24) helicopters and its modifications” was signed in Bulgaria’s defense ministry on March 9.
"This agreement provides an opportunity to improve knowledge and skills of our specialists in repairs and modernization of aviation equipment. It will enable us to preserve the potential of our maintenance facilities and keep jobs for our technical personnel,” Bulgarian Deputy Defense Minister Valentin Radev said.
According to western media reports, Bulgaria currently has four Mi-17 transport helicopters in service, while eight are either undergoing repairs or in storage. Twelve attack helicopters were decommissioned in 2009 after reaching the end of their airframe life.
The Bulgarian defense ministry announced the sale of six Mi-17 and six Mi-17 to modernize the remaining aircraft in January 2011.
Civil, military helicopters displayed in HeliRussia-2012 show.
English.news.cn | 2012-05-18
Russia's Ka-62 multipurpose helicopter debuts in HeliRussia-2012 show.
MOSCOW, May 17 (Xinhua) -- Russia unveiled a new-generation Ka-62 helicopter during the Fifth HeliRussia-2012 exhibition in Moscow on Thursday.
Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said the Ka-62 demonstrates that Russia is planning to build helicopters for both military and commercial purposes.
"You see how beautiful it is, like a swallow. This is a helicopter of an entirely new generation. It demonstrates we have big plans not only regarding military helicopters but also commercial ones," Rogozin said in his speech to the exhibition.
According to Denis Manturov, deputy minister of the Russian Industry and Trade, Ka-62 is expected to be put on the market in 2014. He stressed that the new helicopter would enhance Russia's positions on the international helicopters market.
Ka-62 is a multipurpose helicopter built mostly of the composite materials. It is capable of transporting 14 people or 2,500 kg of cargo.
Meanwhile, Dmitry Petrov, director-general of the state-owned Russian Helicopters holding company, said his company has supplied in 2011 262 helicopters to 19 countries, up 22.4 percent compared with 2010.
The three-day HeliRussia-2012 exhibition has attracted more than 200 companies from 18 countries around the world. The first day of the exhibition was declared as the Day of Russian Helicopters.
Besides Ka-62, the exhibition also shows helicopters of Mi-28NE, Mi-8AMT, Ansat, EC135, As 350, AW139, Bell 407, Enstrom 480 , R66, R44, R22, Rumas 10, Rumas 30 of Russian and foreign producers.
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Post by TsarSamuil on Jun 14, 2012 14:00:06 GMT -5
Russia, U.S. on talks over supplying more helicopters to Afghanistan.
MOSCOW, June 14 (Xinhua) -- Russia and the Untied States are in talks over an additional supply of Russian-made Mi-17 helicopters to Afghanistan, Russia's state-owned arms exporter Rosoboronexport said Thursday.
"I can confirm to you that we have indeed been approached by the U.S. Defense Department about the purchase of ten Mi-17s," Rosoboronexport spokesman Vyacheslav Davidenko told local reporters.
However, he did not reveal more details about the new purchase.
The U.S. Defense Department in May 2011 signed a 900-million-U.S.-dollar contract with Russia to purchase 21 Mi-17 helicopters in the interests of Afghan armed forces. It was the first Russia-U.S. contract on supplying military products to the third country.
In recent days, Rosoboronexport was under fire by the U.S. authorities for its arms supplies to Syria. But the Pentagon said the deal with Rosoboronexport was the only legal way to supply the helicopters to Afghanistan and help the Afghan forces "to take on their own fights inside their own country."
Rosoboronexport said Wednesday that it did not send military equipment to foreign countries in violation of UN sanctions.
Air Force to Get 400 Modernized Mi-8 Helicopters by 2020.
17:16 02/08/2012 MOSCOW, August 2 (RIA Novosti)
The Russian Air Force will take delivery of up to 400 modernized Mi-8 battlefield support helicopters by 2020, service spokesman Col.Vladimir Drik said on Thursday.
“By the end of the year, up to 50 of the latest Mi-8 models will operate, and by 2020 the air force plans to have more than 400 new Mi-8s,” he said.
The latest modernized Mi-8AMTSh and Mi-8MTV5-1 helicopters will appear at the "Common Sky" air force centenary celebration, which will be held on August 12 at Zhukovsky southeast of Moscow.
The Mi-8 is the most numerous helicopter in the air force, and has been produced in greater numbers than any helicopter in history.
“In just 50 years, the Defense Ministry has introduced more than 30 different modifications, including assault transport, radar jamming, command post, communications and search and rescue roles," he said.
Post by TsarSamuil on Dec 17, 2012 15:55:56 GMT -5
Russia to Start Testing New Helicopter Gunship Engine.
GORKI, December 17 (RIA Novosti) - Russia’s leading aircraft engine maker OAO Klimov will soon start testing an advanced engine for attack helicopters, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said on Monday.
The VK-2500 is produced under a special federal program to develop the country’s defense sector and allied industries, he said, adding that it is built using exclusively Russian-manufactured components.
“We are completely moving away from imported components,” Rogozin said.
Some 50 new engines are to be made next year for Ka-52 Alligator and Mi-28 Havoc helicopter gunships and, starting from 2015, a total of 400 are to be produced each year.
“We will be able to equip 200 helicopters with new engines [each year],” Rogozin added.
Post by TsarSamuil on Dec 27, 2012 11:26:56 GMT -5
India to Assemble Russian Mil, Kamov Helicopters.
MOSCOW, December 26 (RIA Novosti) - Russian Helicopters holding and India’s Elcom Systems Pvt Limited have signed an agreement to set up a joint venture to assemble Russian Mil and Kamov helicopters in India, the Russian holding said on Wednesday.
The agreement was signed during Russian President Vladimir Putin’s recent visit to India, press secretary Roman Kirillov said.
He offered no timeframe for the joint venture, only saying the first helicopter it will start manufacturing will be the Ka-226T multirole helicopter.
Under a deal signed during Putin’s visit to New Delhi on Monday, Russia is to supply India with combat helicopters and warplanes worth $2.9 bln.
India will buy 42 Sukhoi Su-30 fighter jets and 71 Mil Mi-17 helicopters.
The two countries also signed a number of cooperation agreements in the defense and technology sector during Putin’s one-day visit, his first to southeast Asia since his return to the Kremlin in May.
India is now the world's largest arms importer and Russian-made military equipment makes up some 70 percent of India’s arms purchases. But Moscow has lost out on a number of deals to Western countries in recent years. Boeing was chosen last month by India over Russia's Mil plant for a major helicopter contract.
Predator Mi-35M and Eco-Friendly EC130-Ò2 Unveiled at HeliRussia 2013.
The quiet Eurocopter EC130-T2 and the flying “predator" Mi-35M helicopters have been unveiled at the International Helicopter Industry Exhibition HeliRussia 2013. Watch this RIA Novosti video to see what these machines are capable of.
Post by TsarSamuil on Jun 18, 2013 14:50:01 GMT -5
Pentagon Signs New Russian Helicopter Deal.
MOSCOW, June 17 (RIA Novosti) – Russia and the United States have signed a contract for the delivery of Russian Mi-17 helicopters for the Afghan army, a Russian government agency said Monday.
The Russian state-owned defense firm Rosoboronexport and the US Department of the Army signed the contract on Sunday in Paris “as part of joint efforts to combat terrorism,” Russia’s Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation said in a statement.
It did not say exactly how many helicopters were to be delivered, but Rosoboronexport deputy head Alexander Mikheyev told RIA Novosti that the contract was for 30 Mi-17V5 helicopters. He said the value could not be disclosed, according to the contract’s terms.
Both parties expressed hope for an expansion of cooperation in the defense and technology sector, the statement said, adding that Russia was committed to its “international security policy and ready for any form of collaboration in that area.”
In February, US President Barack Obama announced plans to reduce the number of US troops in Afghanistan from 66,000 to 34,000 over the following year, leaving Afghan forces with an increased role in their nation’s security.
In 2011, Rosoboronexport and the US Defense Department signed a $367.5 million contract for the delivery of 21 Mi-17V5 helicopters to Afghanistan. The full value of that contract, including the delivery of spare parts and servicing, was about $900 million. The agreement carried the option of buying an additional 12 helicopters. Rosoboronexport helicopter export department head Grigory Kozlov later told RIA Novosti that an additional agreement for the delivery of those 12 helicopters was signed and the helicopters would be handed over to the customer before the end of the current year.
The US Department of Defense said in April that it planned to sidestep a Congressional ban to purchase from Rosoboronexport 30 additional Mi-17 rotary-wing aircraft to support the Afghanistan National Security Forces (ANSF) Special Mission Wing, despite US lawmakers’ allegation that the Russian firm had equipped the Syrian government to commit brutal crimes against civilians. The Pentagon decided to buy more helicopters from Rosoboronexport after it failed to find an alternative because many Afghan servicemen had already been trained to operate the Russian aircraft, Pentagon spokesman James Gregory told RIA Novosti in emailed comments.
Post by TsarSamuil on Jun 28, 2013 17:09:26 GMT -5
Russia to Deliver 10 Helicopter Gunships to Iraq.
MOSCOW, June 28 (RIA Novosti) - Russia will supply over 10 fully armed and equipped Mi-28NE Night Hunter attack helicopters to Iraq under a multi-billion dollar agreement, a representative of Russia’s state arms exporter told RIA Novosti on Friday.
Russia and Iraq signed a $4.3 billion agreement on cooperation in the defense and technology sector in 2012, and this is the first time the number of Night Hunters under the contract has been disclosed.
Alexander Mikheyev, deputy general director at Russia’s state arms exporter Rosoboronexport, said that the helicopter contract also covers pilot and technical personnel training and the delivery of essential weapons systems.
This is the first contract with Iraq under the package agreement, he added.
ULAN-UDE, August 3 (RIA Novosti) - The Russian Defense Ministry and Russian Helicopters Holding on Saturday signed a 12.6 billion rubles (about $380 million) contract for 40 Mil Mi-8 AMTSh helicopters, the company said.
The contract was signed by Deputy Defense Minister Yury Borisov and Russian Helicopters CEO Dmitry Petrov.
Helicopter deliveries are to begin next year, Petrov said.
The Mi-8 AMTSh is a combat transport version of the Mi-17 helicopter, with more powerful turboshafts and portside tail rotor. Its weapon systems include Igla-V AAM or Shturm-V ASM missiles, B8V20 rocket pods and a GSh-23 gun.
Post by TsarSamuil on Aug 28, 2013 12:56:57 GMT -5
Russia, Cameroon Ink Mi-17 Helicopter Deal.
MOSCOW, August 28 (RIA Novosti) – In a groundbreaking deal, Russia is to deliver Mi-17 military transport helicopters to Cameroon, a spokesperson for Russian Technologies said Wednesday.
The deal was signed by Russia’s state-run arms exporter Rosoboronexport, which is part of Russian Technologies, and Cameroon’s Defense ministry at the MAKS-2013 International Air Space Show just outside Moscow.
“This is the first contract as part of military technology collaboration between Russia and Cameroon,” Rosoboronexport CEO Anatoly Isaikin said in a statement.
It was not immediately clear how many helicopters Russia will deliver under the contract, or when.
In his statement, Rosoboronexport’s CEO explicitly identified expanding exports to countries in Africa as a priority, and said it is seeking to renew ties with Botswana, Ghana, and Equatorial Guinea.
In February a Russian delegation headed by Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and including the deputy director of the Russian Federal Service for Military and Technical Cooperation under Russia’s Defense Ministry travelled to Cameroon and held a series of meetings about bilateral cooperation.
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