Russian Helicopters delivers first batch of repaired Ka-31s to India

Russian Helicopters delivers first batch of repaired Ka-31s to India

8-May-2015 Source: Russian Helicopters

Russian Helicopters (part of State Corporation Rostec) has delivered the first two repaired Ka-31 helicopters, produced by Kumertau Aviation Production Enterprise (a Russian Helicopters company), to India.

In 2004, Kumertau Aviation Production Enterprise supplied nine Ka-31 helicopters to India. Six needed comprehensive repairs before their first scheduled overhaul, and were sent to Kumertau for this work to be completed. The first two have been returned to India for continued operation. The remaining helicopters are due to be delivered in the near future.

A total of 14 Ka-31 helicopters were made for India. A special service centre in Goa was established for their maintenance. Every year, specialists from Kumertau Aviation Production Enterprise travel to India to service these helicopters.

India’s armed forces rate the Ka-31 very highly, thanks to its ability to detect and track a large number of targets. The Ka-31 boasts a powerful on-board early radar warning system, with a powerful retractable radar antenna for panoramic visibility.

The Ka-31 is designed for the radar protection of air and sea space, the early detection of ships or low-flying aerial targets (winged missiles, helicopters, planes). The helicopter’s equipment identifies the detected targets, and captures details regarding their location and trajectory, transferring information on the radar situation to vessels and armed forces’ command posts.

The long-range early warning system was developed on the basis of the Ka-29 military transport helicopter. It can be deployed on ships and coastal aerodromes. The helicopter can also be used for the air-defence of ground troops.

Russian Helicopters, (part of State Corporation Rostec), is one of the global leaders in helicopter production and the only helicopter design and production powerhouse in Russia. Russian Helicopters was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in Moscow. The company comprises five helicopter production facilities, two design bureaus, a spare parts production and repair facility, as well as an aftersale service branch responsible for maintenance and repair in Russia and all over the world. Its helicopters are popular among Russian ministries and state authorities (Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Internal Affairs, Emergency Control Ministry), operators (Gazpromavia, UTair), major Russian corporations. In 2014 its IFRS revenues increased 22,8% to RUB 169,8 billion. Deliveries reached 271 helicopters.

State Corporation Rostec is a Russian corporation founded in 2007 for the purpose of promoting the development, production and export of hi-tech civilian and military industry products. It comprises 700 organisations, nine of which have now been formed as holding companies of the military-industrial complex, five of them are involved in civil industries and 22 are directly controlled. Rostec’s portfolio includes recognised brands such as Avtovaz, Kamaz, Russian Helicopters, and VSMPO-AVISMA. Rostec’s organisations are located in 60 constituent entities of the Russian Federation and supply their products to the markets of more than 70 countries. The revenue of Rostec in 2013 amounted to RUB 1.04 trillion. The tax deductions into the treasuries at all levels exceeded RUB 138 billion.

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