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    Russian Ka-226T helicopter production in India could begin in 2017 — Rostec

    Post  Pinto on Thu Apr 21, 2016 8:26 am

    Sixty aircraft will be supplied to India assembled, and another 140 are planned to be assembled at Indian production facilities

    KUALA LUMPUR, April 20. /TASS/. The production of Russia’s light utility helicopters Kamov Ka-226T in India may begin next year, director for international cooperation and regional policy of the Russian State Corporation Rostec Viktor Kladov said at the Defense Services Asia (DSA 2016) exhibition on Wednesday.

    "If the process develops according to the plan, the corresponding firm contract will be ready by the end of 2016. We hope that the relevant work will be started at the Indian production site as early as in 2017", he said.
    India’s Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) is Russia’s main partner in the project, but Rostec "will also pick a number of other Indian companies for the participation in the project," Kladov added.

    The agreement on joint production of the Ka-226T helicopters was signed in December 2015. It was planned to manufacture at least 200 helicopters of this type. In February 2016, Deputy Director General of Russian Helicopters (a Rostec subsidiary) Igor Chechikov said that 60 aircraft will be supplied to India assembled, and another 140 are planned to be assembled at Indian production facilities.
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    The Ka-226T is a light, twin-engine multi-role helicopter offered by Russian Helicopters, for military and civilian missions. The military version of Ka-226T is designed for operation in hard-to-reach upland conditions as well as hot and cold climates. The Ka-226T is produced by Kumertau Aviation Production Enterprise, a part of Russian Helicopters, and is currently in service with the Russian Air Force.

    It performs surveillance, reconnaissance, search and rescue, targeting, and transportation of cargo and troops. Ka-226T is a light utility helicopter with the take-off weight 3.4 tons. It can carry up to 1.5 tons of cargo or up to seven passengers. The helicopter can fly at a maximum speed of 250km/h and cruise speed of 220km/h. It has a maximum flight range of 600km with main fuel tanks. The operational and hover ceilings of the helicopter are 5,700m and 4,100m respectively and the maximum rate of climb is 10m/s.

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    TOR-M2KM is better than Israeli Spyder SAM System : Russians to India

    Post  Pinto on Mon May 02, 2016 2:05 pm

    Officials from Almaz-Antey ASD Corporation which manufactures TOR-M2KM SAM System mounted on TATA Motor wheeled Truck have argued with Indian officials that their SAM system is significantly better than Israeli Spyder system and they are ready to deliver this system to India .

    According to highly reliable sources close to idrw.org , Russians argued that TOR-M2KM can carry 8 missiles in one launcher when compared to 4 missiles per launcher of Spyder SAM System . TOR-M2KM SAM consists of four launchers with 32 missiles while Spyder system consists of 6 launchers with 24 missiles making TOR-M2KM SAM system 25 % more efficient .

    Russian also argued that TOR-M2KM SAM missiles can ensure higher chances of target destruction with a single missile while the same level of efficiency can be achieved by Spyder system using two missiles . Officials also boosted that TOR-M2KM SAM system is the only system which is capable of locking and destroying its targets while in the move at the speed of 40 km which is the average speed of convoy while Spyder system needs to be stationary for a missile launch .

    http://idrw.org/tor-m2km-is-better-than-israeli-spyder-sam-system-russians-to-india/#more-93689 .

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    HAL to manufacture Russian military helicopters

    Post  Pinto on Tue May 03, 2016 7:11 am

    To rope in 4,000-plus vendors; project estimated to be worth over $1 billion

    MUMBAI, MAY 2:
    Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd is set to include the participation of its 4,000-plus vendors across the country, to help execute the contract to manufacture the Russian Kamov military helicopters. More Indian companies are set to join the fray and participate in the contract, estimated to cost over $1 billion.

    Russia and India had agreed to jointly produce about 200 Ka-226T helicopters to replace the Cheetah and Chetak Choppers under the Centre’s ‘Make in India’ initiative. An agreement to this effect was signed during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Moscow in December 2015.

    Sources said sixty aircraft will be supplied to be assembled in India, while the remaining 140 are planned to be manufactured at Indian production facilities.

    HAL’s prior experience

    Sources added that though it is an inter-government deal drawn on the same lines as the earlier Russian Sukhoi-30-MKI fighter jets, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) was chosen to manufacture the helicopters for the Indian armed forces given its previous experience in making copters.

    A senior HAL official, speaking to BusinessLine on the condition of anonymity, said a decision had not yet been taken on the location to manufacture the copters. “Discussions are on to manufacture the Ka-226T in Nashik, Maharashtra, though Bengaluru happens to be the main ground for manufacturing helicopters. Bengaluru has the wherewithal and the necessary manpower. However, all Russian production is done out of Nashik,” said the official.

    HAL has developed a “separate township in Nashik for manufacturing Russian defence contracts. This does not include helicopters,” said the official. The manufacturing unit for the Ka-226T helicopters was slated to come up at Tumakuru near Bengaluru, which was primarily set up to manufacture and undertake MRO activities for indigenously designed and developed light utility helicopter and other helicopters.

    The official said HAL has never manufactured helicopters with Russian collaboration. “All our joint Russian production has been fixed wing. Now, we have to learn to collaborate on rotary wing,” said the official, adding that it brought its own set of issues.

    With each helicopter set to have “230 different parts”, HAL is looking at “mission collaboration” and is set to outsource the work to its Indian vendors.

    “We have 4,000-plus vendors across the country. We will work with our suppliers and vendors to build individual hardware,” confirmed the HAL official.

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    The Russian-Indian joint venture includes holdings of Rosoboronexport, Russian Helicopters, and HAL.

    Though HAL is Russia’s main partner in the project, Rosoboronexport recently announced it would also pick other Indian firms to participate in the project.

    Viktor Kladov, Director for International Cooperation and Regional Policy of the Russian State Corporation Rostec, said the production of Russia’s Kamov Ka-226T in India may begin in 2017.

    Speaking to the media at the Defence Services Asia exhibition, Kladov said Rostec would pick a number of other Indian companies to participate in the project.

    The Ka-226T is a twin engine multi-role helicopter offered by Russian Helicopters, for military and civilian missions. The military version of the Ka-226T is designed for operation in hard-to-reach upland conditions.

    The Ka-226T is produced by Kumertau Aviation Production Enterprise, a part of Russian Helicopters, and is currently in service with the Russian Air Force.



    http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/companies/hal-to-manufacture-russian-military-helicopters/article8548066.ece

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    Russian firm in talks with Indian companies to localise maintenance process

    Post  Pinto on Tue May 03, 2016 5:21 pm

    NEW DELHI: After winning a Rs 166-crore after-sales service delivery contract with the IAF for Russian-origin helicopters and planes, Technodinamika is in talks with state-owned companies in India for a joint venture to fully localise the maintenance process.

    Technodinamika, a Rostec State Corporation company, has announced that it has concluded after-sales service delivery contracts to the tune of Rs 166 crore (1.6 billion ruble) with the Indian Air Force (IAF) for the period 2016-206-2017.

    At present, around 900 aircraft produced in Russia (and the former Soviet Union) are in use by the IAF.

    "India is one of the largest after-sales service markets for us. By 2018, we plan to cover 15 per cent of the demand in India for repairs of assemblies and components for the aircraft produced in Russia," Head of Technodinamika, Maxim Kuzyuk said.

    An end-to-end service centre set up in Delhi will be used to conduct repairs of Russian equipment used by the IAF, he said.

    The service centre will be responsible for procuring hardware and ground equipment as well as supply components for Russian-made planes and helicopters.

    The intention is that the process of maintenance will be fully localised in India. Technodinamika is currently in negotiations with its Indian counterparts to create a joint venture in this regard, the company said.

    In 2015, Technodinamika won contract for delivery of components to the IAF and also, its Aviation Service Centre got registration.

    The company has since then started delivery of relevant components to the air force under the concluded contract.

    Technodinamika specialises in design, production and after-sales service of aircraft systems and equipment.

    The company also produces equipment and components for industries in the oil and gas, automotive, transport, and energy sectors. Technodinamika consists of 36 companies located all over Russia, including in Moscow, Moscow Region, Ufa, Samara, Yekaterinburg and Archangelsk Region.

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    India-Russia agree to export BrahMos, world’s fastest anti-ship cruise missile

    Post  Pinto on Fri May 27, 2016 8:52 pm

    India and Russia have agreed ‘in principle’ to export the world’s fastest anti-ship cruise missile, BrahMos, to UAE, Vietnam, South Africa and Chile.

    India and Russia have agreed ‘in principle’ to export the world’s fastest anti-ship cruise missile, BrahMos, to UAE, Vietnam, South Africa and Chile.
    Sources in the government told FE on Thursday that several structural changes were made in the defence exports policy and these were yielding results. “As far as the BrahMos missile is concerned, talks with countries like UAE, Chile, South Africa and Vietnam are in advanced stages.”
    “Since Russia is the partner country in the BrahMos joint venture with its consent discussions with several other countries, including Philippines, South Korea, Algeria, Greece, Malaysia, Thailand, Egypt, Singapore, Venezuela and Bulgaria have now been taken to the next level,” revealed the source.

    While defence minister Manohar Parrikar will be visiting Vietnam soon, where the talks for closing deal with the ASEAN member country could be discussed, the source revealed that by the year end, “ the BrahMos Aerospace is expected to ink the deal with UAE by the year end as both India and Russia have good relations with the country and there is conflict of interest there, hence there will no problems in exporting the missile to that country.”

    In the case of Vietnam, China has expressed its reservations against India’s policies to supply weapons. In the South China Sea, China and Vietnam are locked in a conflict over maritime boundaries.

    The Indo-Russian joint venture will soon be testing it cruise missiles on Russian Su-30 Flanker C multi-role fighter aircraft for which the ground tests are already done. “We expect that those friendly nations with whom neither India nor Russia have any conflict would be keen on buying these missiles,” he said.

    BrahMos is a short-range ramjet supersonic cruise missile that can be launched from submarines, ships, aircraft or land. It is a joint venture between Russia’s NPO Mashinostroeyenia and the Defence Research and Development Organisation of India. They have formed BrahMos Aerospace Private Limited to make the missile. The name BrahMos is a portmanteau formed from the names of two rivers, the Brahmaputra of India and the Moskva of Russia.

    As reported by FE earlier, the Indian government has been receiving proposals for BrahMos from countries as diverse as Vietnam to Chile. The missile system has caught the attention of a number of countries in the Latin America such BRICS member South Africa, and other countries in that region including Venezuela, Chile, as it has been developed at a low budget of $300 million.


    http://www.financialexpress.com/article/economy/india-russia-team-up-to-export-worlds-fastest-anti-ship-cruise-missile-brahmos/266967/

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    Re: India and Russia joint military projects: News

    Post  max steel on Thu Jun 02, 2016 6:07 pm

    Russia, India May Develop Prototype BrahMos Hypersonic Missile In 2024

    R&D work on the hypersonic version of the Russian-Indian BrahMos missile will start approximately in 2022, Marketing Director of the Russian-Indian BrahMos Aerospace Company Praveen Pathak told TASS on Thursday.

    A prototype of the BrahMos hypersonic missile is expected to be manufactured in 2024, the marketing director added.

    "This will be another missile with a speed of about 6 Mach," Pathak said at the KADEX 2016 arms exhibition in Astana in Kazakhstan.

    According to the marketing director, the speed of the existing BrahMos supersonic missile is planned to be increased to 4 Mach within the coming three-four years.

    As Pathak said, a preliminary design of the missile is currently being worked out. Russia and India are simultaneously considering various designs of the future missile.

    According to the marketing director, this stage will take "at least five-six years." R&D work is expected to start approximately in 2022 and the first prototype of the missile is planned to be manufactured two years later.

    Pathak said that the future missile was expected to have the same weight and size as the existing BrahMos missile so that it can be used with the same platforms and launchers.

    "Developers cannot tell the project’s total cost yet. This will be known when the preliminary design is worked out and a decision on the missile’s configuration is made," the marketing director said.

    According to him, the missile’s price will be mostly determined by the materials that will be used for its production.

    The company said earlier that the hypersonic version of the BrahMos missile could be developed within five-ten years and its speed would exceed 7 Mach.

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    Re: India and Russia joint military projects: News

    Post  Pinto on Thu Jun 02, 2016 8:02 pm

    well Brahmos is one of the most successful joint project between india and Russia and more such projects must be launched for frigates, subs and fighter planes

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    South Africa in talks with India and Russia over Brahmos missile

    Post  Pinto on Fri Jun 03, 2016 8:04 am

    India and Russia have in principle agreed to export the Brahmos anti-ship cruise missile to South Africa, according to Brahmos Aerospace.

    Praveen Pathak, spokesman for BrahMos Aerospace told Russia’s TASS news agency on 27 May that India and Russia have agreed 'in principle' to export the missile to the UAE, Vietnam, South Africa and Chile.

    "As far as the BrahMos missile is concerned, talks with countries like UAE, Chile, South Africa and Vietnam are in advanced stages," he said, adding that Brahmos Aerospace expects to sign a deal with the UAE by year-end.

    The Brahmos missile was developed jointly by India’s Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) and Russia’s NPO Mashinostroyenia (NPOM), and named after India's Brahmaputra river and Russia's Moscow river.

    The missile has a range of up to 290 km and can travel at speeds of up to Mach 3, although an improved version (Brahmos-2) capable of up to Mach 6 is being tested.

    The ramjet-powered missile remains supersonic throughout its flight path, and is claimed to be the world’s fastest anti-ship cruise missile. It can be launched from land, aircraft, ships and submarines and carries a warhead weighing 200-300 kg. Brahmos Aerospace claims that, compared to existing subsonic cruise missiles, Brahmos has three times more velocity, 2.5 to three times more flight range, three to four times more seeker range and nine times more kinetic energy.

    The weapon is in service with the Indian Army and Navy. India and Russia plan to export half of production.

    It is not clear if South Africa has the money to purchase the Brahmos, or for what purpose. It is unlikely that such weapons would be fitted to the three new inshore and three offshore patrol vessels being acquired for the Navy under Project Biro. It is more likely that the Brahmos would be acquired to replace the Exocet missiles aboard the Navy’s four Valour class frigates.

    South Africa acquired nine Exocet MM40 Block II and eight Exocet MM40 Block I missiles for the frigates. These may replace or augment the Exocets under Project Syne for the mid-life upgrade of the frigates.

    The South African Navy plans to begin upgrade work in 2017, with work being carried out over a decade to extend the vessels’ service lives beyond 2035. It is not clear how much new equipment has been funded for this – the Department of Defence 2014/15 annual report said that “For maritime defence, the Department plans to acquire a hydrographic vessel and offshore patrol vessels, upgrade frigates and static communication for the SANavy, and replace the heavyweight torpedo capability,” but gave few other details.

    http://www.defenceweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=43740:south-africa-in-talks-with-india-and-russia-over-brahmos-missile&catid=7:Industry&Itemid=116

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    India to overlook Chinese objections, sell BrahMos missiles to Vietnam

    Post  Pinto on Fri Jun 03, 2016 6:55 pm

    The Modi government has cleared sale of BrahMos supersonic cruise missile to Vietnam.

    To take on China's increasing hegemony in Asia, the Modi government has cleared sale of BrahMos supersonic cruise missile to Vietnam.

    Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar begins a five-day visit to Singapore and Vietnam from today. The main highlight of the visit would be talks on sale of BrahMos missiles to Vietnam.

    Vietnam had been eyeing the missile for over five years now but the UPA government had been reluctant to give the nod fearing Chinese objections.
    The BrahMos Diaries

    BrahMos is a supersonic anti-ship missile, developed jointly by New Delhi and Moscow.

    It is considered one of the most effective and lethal anti-ship missiles in any nation's inventory, almost entirely due to its speed

    While the current BrahMos launch vehicles are surface and aircraft based, India is testing a submarine-launch version that could conceivably be used in Vietnam's Kilo-class

    http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/india-china-bramos-missiles-modi-government-vietnam/1/683455.html

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    HAL-Russian Helicopters Working on Improving KA-226T “Technical Concept”

    Post  Pinto on Mon Jun 06, 2016 3:51 pm

    Indian and Russian experts are currently working on improving the technical concept of the KA-226T helicopters, which could mean customizing the choppers to Indian requirements.

    Sergei Goreslavsky, Deputy Director General of Rosoboronexport said in an interview to Interfax-AVN earlier this week that parallel to this activity, documentation for the creation of a joint venture in India and the setting up of an assembly plant was in “full swing.”

    At the first stage, a few dozen assembled Ka-226T’s are to be delivered to India in a fly-away condition followed by manufacturing the helicopters in Indian under the Make in India program.

    He added that the Russian side was ok with the Indian position that helicopters manufactured in India should also be exported. “Conceptually, we are positive about this, but all these things need to be agreed on so that this venture would be mutually rewarding.”

    India wants the KA-226T to replace the Cheetah and Cheetak helicopters in service with the Indian armed forces. The Russian machines are expected to perform a variety of missions including transport, casualty evacuation, search-and-rescue and light attack.

    As part of localisation, the Indian side would want Indian electronic components to be fitted onto the choppers.

    Meanwhile, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has not yet finalized a location for housing the KA-226T helicopter facility. Local media reports said, “Discussions are on to manufacture the Ka-226T in Nashik, Maharashtra, though Bengaluru happens to be the main ground for manufacturing helicopters.

    http://www.defenseworld.net/news/16251/HAL_Russian_Helicopters_Working_on_Improving_KA_226T____Technical_Concept___#.V1V_nL3bsdW

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    What will it take India to built Super-30s ?

    Post  Pinto on Mon Jul 25, 2016 10:55 am

    India and Russia are back to the negotiation table and are currently discussing developing an upgrade package for India’s frontline Sukhoi-30MKI fighter jets which will keep it fighting fit against emerging threats for next two decades to come and carry on to be a formidable combat platform in Indian Air Force .

    India is also working with Russians in the development of 5th generation Stealth fighter jet based on T-50 design and also negotiating with France for the purchase of expensive Rafale fighter jets . India also has plans to procure one more 4++ Generation fighter jet platform and also is keen to develop indigenous multirole 5th generation fighter jets AMCA.

    Now the question remains, does India have enough money to go for the full-fledged upgrade to a develop ultimate Super Flanker or will it be forced to compromise and go for lighter but decent upgrade package . Both options will be discussed below .

    Five key upgrades requirements which India’s Su-30s will need to remain formidable and deadly combat jets are 1) Engines 2) Radar 3) Pilot interface 4) IRST 5) Airframe & Structural changes and modifications .

    Below arguments will be made for full-fledged and lite upgrade packages which India can adopt for Sukhoi-30MKI fighter jets .

    Engines

    Indian Sukhois are powered by AL-31FP engines which generate 123kN of thrust and is locally manufactured in India by HAL . Reliability and serviceability of AL-31FP lately have been in the news and in last 15 years of operational history with Indian air force AL-31FP engines have suffered numerous mid-air engine flame outs resulting in many single engine landings . Russia is currently working on a host of improvements for AL-31FP engines based on India’s feedback and is also making changes to its FADEC and thrust vectoring nozzles to improve their serviceability. Technical changes made on the engine will be later incorporated in all engines in phases in India and to save money, improved AL-31FP engines might continue to power Super Sukhoi’s .

    Better but expensive option could be to procure and upgrade to AL-41FIS engines which are also known as 117s currently been used to power Sukhoi-Su35 and can generate 142kN of thrust and comes with improved FADEC and higher thrust and reportedly also as better reliability when compared to previous AL-31s engines .

    Radar

    Sukhoi-30MKI incorporates powerful N-011M BARS Phased Array Radar which was once classified as Best Export Radar on any Flankers sold by Russia. But emerging threats from Stealth aircraft means Sukhoi’s will need new improved Radars with better detection and engaging requirements and India may discuss upgrading this radars to make them par with the performance of N-035 IRBIS-E PESA Radars used on Sukhoi-35s which has double target detection and engagement capability at fraction of the cost .

    Expensive option could be to go for new and modern Active Electronically Steered Array (AESA) radars which will have the improved capacity to track low observable fighter jets at significant range and mostly like Russian options which India can consider for Super Flanker are N036 Byelka active electronically scanned array radar system developed for fifth-generation Sukhoi T-50 fighter aircraft or Phazotron Zhuk AE/ASE AESA first developed for the MiG-35s.

    Pilot interface

    Russians are still not at par when it comes to providing cutting edge Machine Pilot interface when compared to western fighter jets . One look into Sukhoi-30s cockpit it becomes apparently clear that it is still rudimentary similar to older Su-27s Cockpit even though it has seen the introduction of modern days TFTs and avionics . Machine Pilot interface is one of the areas which has great scope for improvements and active feedback from pilots can be used as a foundation to improve them further for the less hectic work environment .

    An expensive option could be to make full-scale up gradation and go for complete new cockpit layout with major changes to onboard Avionics and Pilot interface bringing it par with Western fighter jets .

    IRST

    Infra-red search and track (IRST) system found on Sukhoi-30MKI should be another equipment which can be upgraded , the expensive upgrade could be to replace current IRST of Su-30s and integration of newer and efficient next generation IRST developed by Russians for newer fighter aircraft like Su-35 and Pak-fa .

    Airframe & Structural changes and modifications

    The large air frame of Sukhoi 30 easily gives away its position much earlier than other 4++ Generation western fighter aircraft and when up against a Stealth aircraft Sukhoi 30 will always provide the first shoot opportunity to its rival which can have dangerous consensus to its crew .

    Radar Cross-section reduction and use of composites and new radar absolving materials in airframe can considerably reduce its RCS and force low-observable aircraft to engage Sukhoi’s at a much closer distance giving it a fighting changes to complete it .

    Expensive upgrade changes and modifications could be deep Structural and air frame improvements and use of Radar absorbing materials and paint in various frontal positions . considerable Signature management of its high thrust engines which generates considerable amount of heat could be added bonus but this will require major changes in air frame for better heat displacement . to improve air frame life change of materials and use of newer lighter metals can also be considered but it could shoot up the cost but improve or double air frame life of this jets considerably allowing it to stay in service for much longer in future .

    http://idrw.org/what-will-india-take-to-built-super-30s/#more-102351


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    Re: India and Russia joint military projects: News

    Post  airstrike on Thu Sep 22, 2016 1:40 pm

    Joint Russian-Indian "Indra-2016" military drills to be held in Russia

    http://echelon-defense.com/2016/09/22/joint-russian-indian-indra-2016-military-drills-to-be-held-in-russia/

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    MiG 29 Combat Aircraft Upgradation In Final Stage

    Post  Pinto on Fri Sep 23, 2016 2:40 pm

    NASHIK, MAHARASHTRA: The 11 Base Repair Depot (11 BRD) of Air Force Station at Ojhar in Nashik which undertakes maintenance and overhauling MiG series combat aircraft, is currently engaged in upgradation of MiG 29 which is in final stages.



    Group Captain and Station Commander of Air Force Station, Ojhar, P K Anand also said at the depot yesterday that overhauling of MiG23 has been stopped since 2015.

    "Since 1996, our depot overhauled a number of aircraft and even upgraded them," he added.

    The upgraded MiG29 combat aircraft is fully equipped for delivering weapons, including missiles, increasing its capability, Group Captain and Station PRO, N Chaturvedi said.

    The depot engineers have made most of the changes and enhanced the aircraft by using 90 per cent of 'indigenous spares parts', produced in Nashik-based industrial units, Chaturvedi added.

    "Nashik has become for us a 'aviation-hub'. Even 11 BRD's best awards went to Nashik industrial unit for supplying and manufacturing good quality spares, which has also reduced our cost in overhauling combat aircraft," he said.

    During the visit to the depot, mediapersons were shown its assembly line, aircraft engine shops, pilot's special ejecting-seat workshop and stores of spare parts.

    http://www.ndtv.com/india-news/mig-29-combat-aircraft-upgradation-in-final-stage-1465234

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    Re: India and Russia joint military projects: News

    Post  Militarov on Fri Oct 14, 2016 9:08 pm

    MSTA on trials in India:








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    Re: India and Russia joint military projects: News

    Post  AlfaT8 on Fri Oct 14, 2016 10:02 pm

    Militarov wrote:MSTA on trials in India:








    Some good wallpapers here.

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    Re: India and Russia joint military projects: News

    Post  Militarov on Fri Oct 14, 2016 10:05 pm

    [quote="AlfaT8"]
    Militarov wrote:MSTA on trials in India:



    Some good wallpapers here.

    Sadly it lost the competition.

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    Re: India and Russia joint military projects: News

    Post  George1 on Sat Oct 15, 2016 4:05 pm

    An agreement on the production of the Ka-226T in India

    According to Elizaveta Kuznetsova in the article "Russian helicopter - the best friend of the Indian elephant," published October 15, 2016 in the newspaper "Kommersant", Russia and India have agreed to establish a joint venture, which is to be located in Bangalore for production of light multi-purpose helicopters Ka-226T. First, the joint venture, in which control will receive the Indian Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, will purchase 60 machines from the "Helicopters of Russia", and then another 140 Ka-226T will be assembled in India under license. Delhi has repeatedly intention to buy abroad helicopters of this type, but in 2014-2015 focused on the Russian model. The main buyers of the Ka-226T should be the Indian military, but not excluded, and the export of these machines as agreed.

    http://bmpd.livejournal.com/2184467.html


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    Re: India and Russia joint military projects: News

    Post  AlfaT8 on Sat Oct 15, 2016 4:33 pm

    Militarov wrote:
    AlfaT8 wrote:
    Militarov wrote:MSTA on trials in India:



    Some good wallpapers here.

    Sadly it lost the competition.

    Too who???

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    Re: India and Russia joint military projects: News

    Post  Militarov on Sat Oct 15, 2016 5:16 pm

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    Post  George1 on Thu Oct 20, 2016 12:03 am

    Moscow will test the Indian nuclear submarines

    In the newspaper "Izvestia" October 19, 2016 published an article by Nicholas Surkov "Moscow will test the Indian nuclear submarine,"which reported that Russian ships and rescue experts will ensure the safety tests of the newest Indian submarines.

    The Government of the Russian Federation and India agreed to provide assistance to Russian seamen Indian counterparts in tests of new nuclear submarines. The submarines will be built within the framework of the development of India's nuclear submarine fleet. Experts point out that without the experience and capabilities of the Russian sailors of Indian Navy's accession process in the "atomic age" would go much slower.

    http://bmpd.livejournal.com/2194077.html


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    ‘Russian Helicopters’ could localise Mi-17 production in India

    Post  Pinto on Mon Nov 21, 2016 4:45 pm

    If the Ka-226T helicopters, assembled in India, are successfully exported to neighbouring countries, the localised assembly model could be used for other helicopters as well.

    Alexander Mikheev, CEO of the Russian Helicopters Holding company, (a Rostec member) does not rule out the possibility of localising production of the Mi-17 helicopters in India.

    “At the moment, we have no plans to localise Mi-17 production in India, but we also do not rule out such a possibility in the future,” Mikheev said in an interview with the Indian blog Livefist.

    He said if the Ka-226T helicopters, which will be assembled in India, are successfully sold in the markets of neighbouring countries, the localisation experience could be replicated for other models of helicopters.

    Russia handed over the final batch of three Mi-17V-5 military transport helicopters to India in February this year, under a previously signed contract, which entailed a total of 151 helicopters, built by the Kazan Helicopter Plant, (part of the Russian Helicopters company). India also approved the purchase of 48 additional Mi-17V-5 helicopters.

    The new helicopters are for use in operations in various sectors, including in the desert and in mountainous terrain.

    Mi-17 military transport helicopters are among the most popular helicopters in their class. These helicopters were built incorporating a full-spectrum analysis of Russian helicopters' operation in combat situations and conflict zones. It is the universality and high flight capabilities of these helicopters that make them among the world's most popular Russian-made helicopters.

    The latest Mi-8/17 military transport helicopter family includes the Mi-17V-5 (domestic designation Mi-8MTV-5) made at Kazan Helicopters and the Mi-171Sh (Mi-8AMTSh) made at Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant.

    Mi-17V-5 (Mi-8MTV-5) and Mi-171Sh (Mi-8AMTSh) helicopters are designed to transport personnel, and for carrying cargo internally or on an external sling. They can be used for search and rescue operations, and can also be equipped with weapons.

    India and Russia formally inked an agreement on October 15, 2016, to create a joint venture to produce Ka-226T helicopters in India. The agreement was part of the outcome of the Russia-India summit in Goa.

    Signing the JV agreement marked a new stage of cooperation between Russia and India in the helicopter industry, first outlined in the intergovernmental agreement between Moscow and New Delhi in December 2015. The JV will become a pilot project for the Russian-Indian part of the “Make in India” programme.

    "The joint venture is certainly a breakthrough project for us, because it fundamentally changes the model of our cooperation within the helicopter industry. For the first time we are ready to offer our deep localisation of helicopters, including the set up for production of various helicopter components and assemblies. I hope that the Ka-226T assembled in India has a great future in the world market," Russian Helicopters CEO Mikheev said in October.

    "The joint venture for local production of Ka-226T is a profoundly new and substantial step in the development of cooperation between India and Russia. The fleet of Russian-made helicopters in India is over 400 units. But this is the first of such large-scale complex agreements for delivery and production of new helicopters in the amount of 200 units, which is fully in line with the Make in India initiative," said Sergei Chemezov, Rostec CEO. "In addition, over the next 5 years there will be facilities set up for maintenance and servicing of the produced helicopters. Therefore the agreement represents not just a contract for production but for full lifecycle support."

    Under terms of the intergovernmental agreement, the joint Russian-Indian enterprise created by Russian Helicopters, JSC Rosoboronexport and India's HAL Corporation must arrange the localisation of production and supply of 200 light multirole Ka-226T for 9 years. The first 60 helicopters will be produced in Russia, while production of the remaining 140 helicopters is being planned in India.

    In addition to the assembly, the agreement provides for maintenance, operation, repairs and technical support cooperation.

    http://in.rbth.com/economics/defenc...uld-localise-mi-17-production-in-india_649059

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