Russia to bid for Kamov helicopters sale to India

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Moscow, Oct 4 (UNI) Russian helicopter company Kamov will bid to sell some of its helicopters to India via a tender regarding the purchase of 197 light helicopters that has been announced by New Delhi.

Kamov will offer the Ka-226T helicopter for tender, and there is an alternative proposal for having Ka-226T's manufacture in India under licence, Kamov's Executive Director, Roman Chernyshov told Interfax news agency.

The Ka-226T is a good helicopter to use in mountainous localities, Chernyshov said, adding, for example, it has a service ceiling of 6,000 meters.

Kamov General Director Sergei Mikheyev told the agency that the Ka-226T is fitted with engines produced by French company Turbomeca and this increases the helicopter's resistance to high atmospheric temperatures.

Mikheyev said if one of the engines fails, the helicopter would still be able to land from an altitude of more than 2,000 meters with an atmospheric temperature of plus 55 degrees Celsius.

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