Thursday, May 14, 2015

India selects Kamov Ka-226T for recce role

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14th May 2015 - 16:22

by Neelam Mathews in Delhi 
India selects Kamov Ka-226T for recce role
India has opted for the Kamov Ka-226T for its long-running requirement for a reconnaissance helicopter, in an indication the Modi government is doing all it can to keep its geo-political relations intact.
Following a meeting of the Defence Acquisition Committee (DAC) chaired by Minister of Defence Manohar Parrikar on 13 May, approval has been granted for the licensed-production of the Turbomeca Arrius 2G1-powered Ka-226T for the Army Aviation Corp and Indian Air Force. 
In two previous cancelled bids the Ka-226T was a competitor for the reconnaissance/ surveillance helicopter requirement against the Airbus Helicopters AS550 C3. The project has ......xport .......more on Shephard media

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