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“ Oboronprom “ Russia on the threshold of the conclusion of the large-scale contract for delivery of 80 Mi searches for replacement

to the Ukrainian helicopter engines

- 17 has seriously reflected on the beginning of manufacture of engines for them in Russia. For realisation of this contract 200 engines VK - 2500 cost of 150 million dollars and in case their manufacture will not be adjusted in Russia are required, it can get to Open Society Ukrainian “ Motor Sich “.

New turbovalnyj engine VK - 2500 is intended for modernisation of average helicopters Mi - 14, Mi - 8ฬา/ to Mi - 17, Mi - 24, Mi - 35, Ka - 32, Ka - 50, Mi - 28, etc. In the world is maintained about such 200 engines, 30 from which are made in Russia on Open Society “ Klimov “ (on ­ stavleny to Venezuela and China).

As has told daily a source in aviation circles, in frameworks gos ­ Arms programmes are a number of providing target programs of development oboronno - industrial a clod ­ pleksa, one of which importozameshchenie engines for the helicopter technics. “ for this project in the budget while it is allocated by 5 million rbl., these are means for carrying out design - prospecting works on creation of manufacture of own engines VK - 2500 for replacement Ukrainian “ - tells a source daily. Distribution of these means (and a part of functions of the state customer) on the industry (Rosprom) has transferred Federal agency “ Oboronpromu “. As the last carrying out of the tender for definition of the organisation which will carry out these design - prospecting works has entered also.

the tender will be spent not among factories where manufacture of engines, and on the documentation which proves possibility of manufacture of concrete type of the engine at this or that factory should be developed. Now Open Societies apply for engine manufacture “ Klimov “ MMP of Tchernyshev, Open Society “ UMPO “ and Open Society “ the Perm motor factory “. Thus sources daily notice that the political decision on in the beginning will be accepted where to translate manufacture of engines. “ the decision on this question will accept Rosprom or OAK, as the most prepared for manufacture of the engine of Open Society “ Klimov “ belongs to it “ - marks a source. Then “ Oboronprom “ can hold the tender for choice the organisations - the contractor design - prospecting works.

the Russian authorities are interested in carrying over of manufacture of the engine to Russia for the several reasons. Main from them - the contract on delivery of 80 helicopters Mi preparing for signing - 17 Russian manufactures to India. The contract conclusion is planned within this year, and its realisation - in 2008-2009 go ­ dov. As the manufacturer of the helicopter Open Society " is defined; the Kazan helicopter factory “. And here on engines to them the additional agreement will be signed. For today engines VK - 2500 are made Open Society “ Klimov “ (St.-Petersburg) and Open Society “ Motor Sich “ (Ukraine). Thus manufacture of helicopter motors in St.-Petersburg depends on delivery of accessories from Ukraine.

as tell sources daily, familiar with the signed contract, all it is required about 200 engines which cost makes 150 million dollars “ At the moment of definition of the head supplier of engines for a complete set of helicopters the final decision is not accepted, but passivity of the holder of the contract (in this case FGUP “ Rosoboroneksport “) At available alternative does not exclude possibility of participation in the given project of an Ukrainian of Open Society “ Motor Sich “ - the director of the Center of the analysis of strategy and technologies Ruslan Pukhov speaks daily.

in “ Oboronprome “ on carrying out of the given tender do not make comments, referring that the company carries out only technical functions. Yesterday to contact the president of the Ukrainian company “ Motor Sich “ Vyacheslav Boguslaevym daily did not possible. However earlier he declared that positively concerns a potential competition to the Russian manufacturer. “ to make a batch production of engines in Russia, a lot of time is required, and in Ukraine they are now made “ - he marked daily.

In spite of the fact that officially the tender yet has not begun, the Russian enterprises already divide the future manufacture. “ the decision on the beginning of manufacture of the engine (in Russia. - daily) it was accepted still 2,5 years ago, and by the executor on it has been chosen MMP of Tchernyshev “ - the general director of Open Society " has declared daily; UMPO “ Alexander Artjuhov. It has not excluded technological cooperation from Open Society “ Klimov “. “ Now only Open Society “ Klimov “ has the only thing in Russia the ready certificated manufacture าย3 - 117 and VK - 2500. For escalating of volumes of output we are ready to resort to wide cooperation with other factories, but the coordination and operating role of factory of Klimov in this process is obvious “ - the general director of Open Society " has told daily; Klimov “ Alexander Vatagin.