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Russia ties up with Reliance Defence to manufacture Kamov 226T choppers

News:

  • Russia has announced an understanding with the subsidiary company of Reliance Infrastructure for the project, indicating that the company could be a lead integrator for the mega contract to manufacture 200 twin-engine helicopters for the Indian Army.
  • While an option to partner with defence public sector unit Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has also been kept open with the final approval resting with the Indian government,
  • India has approved a government to government contract to manufacture 200 light choppers that are urgently needed by the Army for operations in high altitude areas, including the Siachen glacier.
  • If the Reliance venture goes through, it will be the first time that a private sector entity will be the prime integrator of military choppers in India.

Source: ET

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