India, the public company Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) will receive most of the shares of the joint venture for the production of Ka-226T, which likely was in Bangalore, told RIA Novosti on Friday, a military-diplomatic source.
In December 2015, took place the signing of the agreement between the governments of Russia and India on cooperation in the field of helicopter, which involves joint production in Russia and India not less than 200 units Ka-226T.
“The joint venture Indo-Russian helicopters private limited is registered in Bangalore, where the headquarters of HAL, after obtaining appropriate permissions from the governments of Russia and India. 50.5% of the shares will be owned by HAL and 49,5% — “Helicopters of Russia” and “Rosoboronexport”, — said the Agency interlocutor.
According to him, the agreement on joint venture creation will be signed by the heads of HAL, “Helicopters of Russia” and “Rosoboronexport” at the summit in Goa on October 15-16 in the framework of implementation signed in 2015 agreement.
“It is expected the Assembly of the helicopters and the manufacture of some components in the framework of the industrial program of India Make in India. In addition, the agreement provides for the maintenance, operation, repair, joint modernization and the promotion of helicopters in the markets of third countries”, — said the Agency interlocutor.
Light multipurpose helicopter Ka-226T of the developments of the company “Kamov” (part of “Russian Helicopters”) serially produced at Kumertau aviation production enterprise. It is built on a circuit coaxial rotors and is characterized by excellent handling and power. Can carry up to 6 passengers and 1,350 pounds of cargo.
The ka-226T is equipped with modern navigation equipment. The helicopter can easily maneuver in dense urban high-rise buildings and mountains. The absence of a tail rotor and compact dimensions allow for landing of small size. The ka-226T has low noise and meets the latest environmental standards. Has a replaceable transport module, which allows in the short term to change the functionality of the helicopter.