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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

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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:








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    Re: India and Russia joint military projects: News

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    [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

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



    Some good wallpapers here.

    Sadly it lost the competition.

    Too who???

    To the K9 Vajra-T which is Indian license built K9 Thunder.

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    Re: India and Russia joint military projects: News

    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.

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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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    Re: India and Russia joint military projects: News

    Post  George1 on Tue Mar 07, 2017 3:09 pm

    NEW DELHI (Sputnik) — The Indian government has asked its shipyards to start working on the $4-billion Indo-Russia Krivak class project. Under this project, two state-of-the-art frigates will be constructed at an Indian shipyard, most likely to be the Goa Shipyard, and will be fitted with the BrahMos supersonic cruise missiles.

    https://sputniknews.com/military/201703071051329544-krivak-frigate-deal-russia-india/


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    Post  George1 on Fri Apr 28, 2017 3:49 pm

    Russia, India Shake Hands on Production of 200 Ka-226 Helicopters for New Delhi

    Sergei Chemezov, the head of Russia's Rostec corporation, said that Moscow and New Delhi have shaken hands on production of some 200 Ka-226 helicopters for India.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Russia will supply India with 200 Ka-226 helicopters under a contract worth over $1 billion, the head of Russia's Rostec corporation said Thursday.

    https://sputniknews.com/military/201704271053085383-russia-india-ka-226-choppers/


    Taking relations with Russia to another level, the Indian government has begun a discussion with Moscow for setting up another defense manufacturing unit under the ‘Make in India’ program. This was discussed when Indian Defense Minister Arun Jaitley met his Russian counterpart Sergei Shoigu recently.

    https://sputniknews.com/military/201704271053076576-india-russia-weapons-production/


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    Post  George1 on Sun May 07, 2017 1:21 am

    An Indian-Russian joint venture for the production of Ka-226T helicopters established in India

    As the Indian Embassy in the Russian Federation reported, on May 2, 2017, the Indian Ministry of Corporate Affairs established India-Russia Helicopters Limited Company. This marked the formal establishment of a joint venture between the Indian state association Hindustan Aeronautic Limited (HAL) and the Russian JSC Helicopters of Russia and Rosoboronexport JSC, and "was a key milestone in the organization of production of Kamov Ka-226T helicopter in India with the participation of Russia."

    The intergovernmental agreement on the creation of this joint venture was signed during the 16th annual India-Russia summit summit on December 24, 2015 in Moscow.

    On the bmpd side, we will add that it was reported that assembly of Ka-226T helicopters in India within the framework of this joint venture is planned to be organized at the new HAL production site in Tumakura (74 km north of Bangalore). The cost of the production facilities built there is estimated at 50 billion rupees (about 670 million dollars), and the number of employees in production should reach 4,000 people. The assembly of Ka-226T helicopters can be started in Tumakura in 2018.

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    Post  Pinto on Sun May 07, 2017 8:25 am

    The requirement of Kamov 226 heli is going to be 1000 plus for both army n air force, the200 Nos is just the begining. i hope this joint venture succeeds specially while setting up plant in India

    Which engine does it use ?
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    Re: India and Russia joint military projects: News

    Post  GarryB on Mon May 08, 2017 2:55 am

    AFAIK there is a french engine and a Russian engine.

    No doubt the Russian models will use Russian engines, but the aircraft for India could use either.


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    Re: India and Russia joint military projects: News

    Post  George1 on Sat Nov 11, 2017 2:02 pm

    Details of the production of the Ka-226T for India and the state of JSC "KumAPP"

    In August 2017, the television and radio company Aris published an interesting interview with the managing director of Kumertau Aviation Production Enterprise JSC (KumAPP, part of the Russian Helicopters JSC) Yuri Pustovgarov. The interview tells about the reasons for creating a duplicate production of light multi-purpose helicopters Ka-226T at JSC "Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant", and also tells about KumAPP's plans. Our blog offers an excerpt from the interview.



    In the interview it is said that initially the order for delivery of the Ka-226T for India was to be performed by KumAP. However, according to the Indian technical specification, the helicopter must fly in the mountains at an altitude of 7,200 meters. This requires a completely new gearbox, a new fuselage, and so on. As a matter of fact, only the main rotor and blades remain the same.

    Given all the requirements of the Indian side, it was necessary to prepare a new production worth more than 8 billion rubles (and the helicopter itself will appear in 2020). The financial condition of KumAPP simply did not allow it. It is alleged that for this reason, a duplicate production of the Ka-226T is being created at the Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant, and the "Indian" version will be produced at UUAZ.

    At the same time KumAPP remains the manufacturer of Ka-226T for Russian and other export customers. Also the refusal of KumAPP from the Indian contract is compensated by the work with an unnamed Russian state customer for the production of the Ka-226 ship variant. Helicopters will need to be lightened by 100-150 kg in comparison with the basic version, and also equipped with new electronics. What is noteworthy, the number of cars on the contract coincides with the Indian order for the Ka-226T.

    Also within the framework of the Indian contract KumAP becomes a constant supplier of columns of the main rotor and blades (works for 1 billion rubles annually).

    It is interesting that the prospects for the release of the "Indian" version of the Ka-226T (manufactured by Ulan-Ude) to the Russian market are already being discussed. It is said that this will happen no earlier than 2025. However, KumAP is not afraid of the competition of the Ulan-Ude machine. During these years, Kumertau plans to modernize its version of the Ka-226T - it considers a monocoque (without a "detachable cab"), a skid-mounted chassis and a lightening machine. It is alleged that this option will be much cheaper than the "Indian" from Ulan-Ude.

    As for KumAPP plans, the enterprise "must fight" for retaining the competence of the final assembly, assembly production, blades and columns. At the same time, it is necessary to get rid of the technological redistribution, in which KumApP is far behind - like procuring and stamping production. The company also plans to outsource transport services, cleaning and recreation centers. The abandoned infrastructure of the enterprise is proposed to be turned into an industrial park and allowed to go there business.

    There are plans to switch to digital production and robotics. In particular, KumAP recently won a grant from the government for robotizing the production of blades.

    Also in the interview were ideas for the creation of a small helicopter such as Robinson.

    As noted, in the city of Kumertau there are four teams (former employees of the enterprise) working on the topic of small helicopters. It is proposed to collect these teams in a single design bureau, but not under the auspices of KumAP (otherwise the overhead costs of the enterprise greatly inflate the cost of the machine), but within the framework of a new firm that will become a resident of the zone of the territory of advanced development. It is stated that KumAPP as a plant is ready to make "precise mechanics" for the project - a column, blades. But in order for the final product to appear, you need two years of work and about 200 million rubles.

    The state of KumAP for August 2017 is as follows. The company employs 3,589 people. 1224 of them are young people under 35 years old. The average age of the employees is 42 years.

    The average salary is approximately 29 thousand rubles. Reducing the staff to 3000 people due to optimization of non-core assets will increase the salary to 35 thousand.

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    Re: India and Russia joint military projects: News

    Post  George1 on Sun Dec 03, 2017 10:31 pm

    About the course of preparation of production of the Ka-226T helicopter under the Indian contract

    The Bulgarian aviation journalist, the editor of the resource AERO / aeropress-bg.com Alexander Mladenov, told our blog about the current status of the production program for the light helicopter Ka-226T for the armed forces of India.

    According to Alexander Mladenov, according to Alexander Boginsky, General Director of Helicopters of Russia, all details of the contract for India's delivery of the Ka-225T helicopters should be finally agreed by mid-December 2017. Currently, the contract is actively negotiating between the Russian Helicopters, Rosoboronexport, the Ministry of Defense of India and the Indian state aircraft company Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL). The contract is expected to be signed in the first quarter of 2018. The contract will be signed between the Russian-Indian joint venture (also known as Indian Russian Helicopters Company Limited) and the Ministry of Defense of India. The share of HAL in the joint venture is 51.5%, and "Helicopters of Russia" owns 49.5%.

    https://bmpd.livejournal.com/2984266.html


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