Rus News Journal

The Minister of Defence will receive till 2020 more than thousand helicopters

Holding Helicopters of Russia till 2020 will put the Minister of Defence of the Russian Federation more than 1000 helicopters, the general director of holding Dmitry Petrov has informed on Thursday to journalists.

Under the state arms programme we should put more than 1000 helicopters within 10 years. Thus the sharp increase in deliveries is provided from this year - D.Petrov on a press - conferences within the limits of opened on Thursday in Moscow to exhibition HeliRussia - 2011 has told.

we do not have any problems on performance oboronzakaza - he has added.

Also he has told that the first helicopter of working out of Italian company AgustaWestland will be collected under the licence in Russia till the end of this year.

the Industrial complex on assemblage of helicopters AgustaWestland AW139 in territory of our manufacture in Tomilino is under construction. We plan to open it in August. It is planned that the first assemblage will take place in the end of this year - Petrov has told.

In 2007 Oboronprom and AgustaWestland have signed the report on intentions which has begun their cooperation. At an exhibition Farnboro - 2008 the base agreement on the joint venture creation which primary goal is the organisation of assembly manufacture of helicopter AW139 in Russia has been signed.

In November, 2008 in Moscow the agreement on joint venture on the organisation of assembly manufacture of civil helicopter AW139 has been signed. In June, 2010 the joint-stock agreement at first factory buildings in Tomilino has been signed.

Helicopter AW139 - the average two-impellent helicopter with take-off weight 6400 kg. About 15 passengers are capable to transport. It is used in quality korporativno - transport and the VIP - the helicopter, and also at work on shelves, in emergency situations, rescue operations, pozharotushenii.