Russia and India have agreed on after-sales servicing of helicopters

Russian Helicopters plans to create new and modernize existing infrastructure facilities for the maintenance and repair of helicopters in India.

Russian Helicopters plans to conclude long-term contracts with security agencies in India for after-sales servicing of their helicopters, the press service of the holding announced on Wednesday.

“As one of the measures to improve after-sales service delivery, the Russian Helicopters Holding expects to sign long-term contracts (for 3 to 5 years) with India’s Air Force, Navy, and the Ministry of Internal Affairs”, it said in the press release.

The press service also noted that Russian Helicopters plans to create new and modernize existing infrastructure facilities for the maintenance and repair of helicopters in India. Initially, the focus will be on the modernization of previously supplied helicopters, namely, transmissions, fuel systems, radio-navigation and communications equipment, installation of a new type of engines and secondary power systems, as well as the modernization of helicopters in order to improve their defenses against terrorist threats.

In the years 2012-2015, within the framework of previously concluded contracts Russia delivered 148 Mi-17V-5 military transport helicopters to India, out of the planned 151. The contract should be completed by the end of this year. Moreover, according to the RIA Novosti source, the Indian side is now interested in purchasing additional helicopters.

First published in Russian by RIA Novosti.

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