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Russia to open helicopter flight training center in India

  • Russian Helicopters Holding (part of Rostec Corporation) intends to open a flight training center to train flight and mechanical personnel for Russian helicopters in the near future.
  • Personnel undertaking training will include “both members from the Indian Ministry of Defense as well as the civilian sector.
  • Russian produced helicopters began to be supplied to India in the 1950s. Initially, Indian pilots received the Mi-4, then helicopters along the Mi-8/17 model. The heavy Mi-26 helicopter, the military Mi-25/35, and the marine Ka-25, Ka-28 and Ka-31 also fly in Indian skies.
  • Russian Helicopters informed RIA Novosti that as part of an earlier contract, in 2012-14, Russia had supplied 148 military transport Mi-17V-5 helicopters out of 151, the contract is planned to be completed by the end of the year.

Source: Defence News

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