Russian Military Technologies, 28.01.2014
The Korea Forest Service has formally opened a new service and maintenance centre for Ka-32 helicopters manufactured by Russian Helicopters, a subsidiary of Oboronprom, part of State Corporation Rostec.
Representatives of Russian Helicopters took part in the opening ceremony for the centre, which will promote the use of Ka-32 helicopters in the Republic of Korea and other countries in the Asia-Pacific region and reduce waiting times for maintenance and repair of these helicopters.
“The opening of the new service centre will first of all have a positive effect on prospects for promoting Russian-built Kamov-brand helicopters in East Asia,” said Russian Helicopters CEO Alexander Mikheev. “This is a key region for our industry, and we want to be able to offer helicopter operators high-quality maintenance services through the whole life-cycle of our helicopters.”
03.12.2013 Helicopter Industry Association
American company Simplex Aerospace, renowned developer of fire fighting equipment , has received supplemental type certificate to the new system Fire Attack, which will be installed on the Russian Ka-32 helicopters .
Permission was granted for the sistem installation by Aviaregister of the Interstate Aviation Committee ( IAC AR ) of the Russian Federation. Earlier in the Ka-32 it was installed sprinkler system model 10900-050 , developed in 1993 which had a tank capacity of 3140 liters. Totally it were delivered 48 units , mainly for Asian customers .
MOSCOW, October 29 (RIA Novosti) – Helicopters of Russia, the country’s leading rotorcraft manufacturer, said Tuesday that it was presenting its newest addition to the legendary Mi-8/17 family at an international airshow in South Korea.
The company said it was showcasing the new chopper, the Mi-171A2, at the Seoul International Aerospace and Defense Exhibition, which runs till Sunday.
Alongside the new helicopter, the company is also featuring the latest Ka-62 multirole chopper, developed by the Kamov design bureau, and a new version of the Ka-32, operated in 30 countries throughout the world, Helicopters of Russia said.
The order book for Russian weapons and military equipment, as of early May 2013, is exceeded $ 38 billion. On this, as reported by RIA Novosti, the head of the joint delegation “Rostekhnadzor” at the exhibition LIMA-2013 in Peru Sergei Goreslavsky said. According to him, the state company “Rosoboronexport” has recently signed a number of export contracts, including the supply of helicopters, anti-missile systems and services in modernization of equipment supplied.
Earlier it was reported that “Rosoboronexport” in 2012 concluded export contracts for the supply of Russian weapons and military equipment worth a total of 17.6 billion dollars. According to the general director of the state-owned Anatolia Isaikina, compared to the year 2011 this figure increased by 2.5 times. The volume of deliveries of military equipment abroad in the last year in frame of activity of the Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation was 15.16 billion dollars. The export plan was exceeded by 11.8 percent.
According to the Head of the Export Department helicopter and services “Rosoboroneskorta” Grigory Kozlov, currently state-owned Pre-contract orders for helicopters is about nine billion rubles. At present, Russia has exported helicopters Mi-17/171 line, Mi-28, Mi-35, Ka-28, Ka-31 and Ka-32. In the near future on the world market is scheduled to have additionally three types of helicopters: modified Mi-17 and the new Mi-38 and Ka-62.