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200 Kamov helicopters for India will be produced in four phases: Russian officials.

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Moscow: 200 Kamov Light Military Helicopters for India will be produced in four phases. Its purpose is to ensure the transfer of technology to its major components under the Indo-Russian joint venture. A senior Russian official associated with the program gave this information. Under the joint venture between India and Russia, 200 Kamov 226 T helicopters will be produced.

Under the agreement, Russia will provide 60 helicopters in the current condition. The remaining 140 helicopters will be built in India. For this, there was a $ 1 billion agreement between the two countries. “This project will be implemented on the basis of an inter-governmental agreement,” said Dmitry Schwates, director of the Kamov-226T program here, under which the Russian side has given the transfer of technology and the highest possible level of its location in the country (India) Has raised the liability. ‘

He said that under the localization, there will be four phases of helicopter production, including the transfer of the choppers and its key components from technology transfer to production. According to officials, the first stage involves the supplies of assemble made helicopters in Russia. Whereas in the second phase, the supply of helicopter components and the preparation of locally produced components, technology transfer and technical assistance is included.

The third stage includes the production of components from the materials supplied. At the fourth stage, the components prepared locally at the local level, or the compilation of parts sent from Russia, including assemblies, joint training and infrastructure for the service and repair center. In October last year, India and Russia had finalized a comprehensive agreement for a joint venture between two major Russian companies of Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) and defense sector. India is buying Kamov helicopters to replace the old Cheetah and Chetak helicopters.