TR1 wrote:Viktor wrote:As if they knew
UEC begins testing VK-2500, the first helicopter engine from Russian parts
On December 18, 2012, at Shuvalovo at the production facility of Klimov, a United Engine Corporation subsidiary, the company began testing VK-2500 helicopter engine, the first to be built entirely of Russian parts.
As part of implementation of the development strategy for the Russian aviation industry, in 2013 Klimov plans to launch 50 VK-2500 engines made from Russian parts, and by 2015 the production volume will increase to 500 per year.
so no delays ...
Yep and they fumbled.
2013- only 10 all-Russian VK-2500s!
In 2012 Motor-Sich delivered over 450 TV3/VK-2500 engines or almost complete engines to Russia.
There is no replacement for that in Russia today, simply a fact.
Did not know that but ok it is expected when you start with something to have some delays. I have no doubt that we will see huge improvement during 2014 and in 2015 will have
500 VK-2500. I belive Motor-Sich and Russia have been working on something new with much more power - I wonder what will happen to that (3000hp or more)