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Russian Helicopters to showcase commercial and military models at Defence Services Asia 2014
Russian Helicopters, April 14, 2014 - Moscow - Russian Helicopters, a subsidiary of Oboronprom, part of State Corporation Rostec, will showcase a range of commercial and military helicopters at the 14th Defence Services Asia exhibition and conference, which runs from 14-17 April in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The company’s display will be on show at stand 3034 in pavilion 3.
Russian Helicopters sees the Asia-Pacific region as a key market and one with huge potential. Today more than 1,400 Russian-built helicopters operate in the region, including multirole models such as the Mi-8/17 series and Ka-32, as well as Mi-26T heavy transport helicopters and military helicopters.
The multirole Ka-32A11BC is one of the latest models that Russian Helicopters produces for the region. It is a unique Russian helicopter, which is used in more than 30 countries for fire-fighting, search and rescue operations and challenging construction work. Its coaxial design enables the helicopter to carry out difficult manoeuvres and achieve a high level of stability when hovering.
Russian Helicopters will showcase promising new models such as the Mi-171A2 and Ka-62 to helicopter operators and government officials. The Mi-171A2 has been developed based on the world-famous Mi-8/17 series and drawing on the rich operating experience of these helicopters around the world. It features modern technologies and solutions, and has been designed to meet the wishes of potential clients and operators. Another new model, the new medium commercial Ka-62, was created as a broad international collaboration project.
Russian Helicopters will also showcase military-transport models of the Mi-8/17 series (the Mi-17V-5 and Mi-171Sh), as well as the Mi-35M, created using new technologies and based on the legendary Mi-24 gunship. These helicopters are used worldwide and are renowned for their reliability, proficiency and robustness.
DSA takes place every two years in partnership with the Malaysian Defence Ministry and Malaysian Police, and attracts the attention of leading producers and customers of armaments and military equipment from around the world. DSA 2014 will cover areas including weaponry for ground-based troops, air defence, radio-electronic warfare and communications, aviation equipment, coastal defence, armoured vehicles and artillery systems, small arms and Special Forces equipment, naval equipment, and satellite and space technology as well as dual-purpose products.
Russian Helicopters, JSC is a subsidiary of UIC Oboronprom, which in turn is a part of State Corporation Rostec. It is one of the global leaders in helicopter production and the only helicopter design and production powerhouse in Russia. Russian Helicopters 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. Over 8000 helicopters of Soviet/Russian make are operated in 110 countries worldwide. Traditionally the demand is highest in the Middle East, Africa, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Russia, and CIS countries. Russian Helicopters was established in 2007. In 2013 its IFRS revenues increased 10% to RUB 138.3 billion. Deliveries reached 275 helicopters.
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