Russia, India plan to sign contract for Mi-26 helicopter repair

The Mil Mi-26 helicopter.

The Mil Mi-26 helicopter.

Marina Lystseva/TASS
The helicopters will be repaired at the Aircraft-Manufacturing Enterprise in Kumertau in the Urals.

Russian Helicopters Group is planning to sign a contract with India before the yearend to overhaul three Mil Mi-26 (NATO reporting name: Halo) heavy military transport rotorcraft, Group Deputy CEO for After-Sale Maintenance Igor Chechikov said.

"India is a key strategic partner for Russian Helicopters Group and a major operator of Russian-made rotorcraft," Chechikov said.

"Russian Helicopters Group is planning to sign a contract with India before the end of 2016 to overhaul three Mi-26 rotorcraft," he added.

According to the group’s press office, India’s Defense Ministry and Russia’s arms exporter Rosoboronexport signed a contract in late July for the repair and upgrade of ten Indian Navy Kamov Ka-28 (Helix) antisubmarine warfare helicopters.

The helicopters will be repaired at the Aircraft-Manufacturing Enterprise in Kumertau in the Urals.

Source: Tass.com

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