Russian Helicopters, a subsidiary of Oboronprom, part of State Corporation Rostec and a leading global designer and manufacturer of helicopters, and Almaty Rescue Service have signed a contract for the supply of an Mi-8AMT helicopter, to be delivered in 2014.
The Mi-8AMT is planned to be used for rescue and medevac missions in urban areas and mountain regions in the Republic of Kazakhstan. The helicopter is perfectly suited to operations in mountainous and forested terrain, and in high winds. The Mi-8AMT is fitted with an anti-icing system and an SLG-300 cargo winch system; the cargo area has a suspension system for medical stretchers, and there are equipped places for medical workers and rescuers. The helicopter is straightforward to operate and can be stored outdoors.
In 2017 Almaty will host the 28th Winter Universiade. A key task for authorities will be to hold this major event at a high level, and to provide security for all participants and guests. For this reason, Kazakh special forces aviation detachments are already being supplied with equipment they need, in particular multirole helicopters.
“The signing of this agreement to supply an Mi-8AMT to Almaty Rescue Service is an important event in co-operation between the parties, and will help the further development of long-term relationships in the operation of Russian-built helicopters in Kazakhstan,” said Russian Helicopters CEO Dmitry Petrov.
The Mi-8AMT is an overhauled version of the world-renowned Mi-8. It was developed by Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant and built by Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant, both of which are Russian Helicopters companies. The multirole Mi-8AMT can be used for a wide range of tasks, from patrolling and fire-fighting to observation missions, and cargo and personnel transportation in hard-to-reach areas. The Mi-8AMT’s capabilities are constantly being expanded and updated to allow the helicopter to tackle increasingly complex and varied tasks. Today more than 12,000 Mi-8/17 series helicopters have been produced and supplied to over 100 countries around the world.
Russian Helicopters, JSC is a subsidiary of UIC Oboronprom, which in turn is a part of State CorporationRostec. It is one of the global leaders in helicopter production and the only helicopter design and production powerhouse in Russia. Russian Helicopters is headquartered in Moscow. The company comprises five helicopter production facilities, two design bureaus, a spare parts production and repair facility, as well as an aftersale service branch responsible for maintenance and repair in Russia and all over the world. Its helicopters are popular among Russian ministries and state authorities (Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Internal Affairs, Emergency Control Ministry), operators (Gazpromavia, UTair), major Russian corporations. Over 8000 helicopters of Soviet/Russian make are operated in 110 countries worldwide. Traditionally the demand is highest in the Middle East, Africa, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Russia, and CIS countries. Russian Helicopters was established in 2007. In 2012 its IFRS revenues increased 21% to RUB 125,7billion. Deliveries reached 290 helicopters.
UIC Oboronprom, JSC is a multi-profile industrial and investment group established in 2002. It is a part of Russian Technologies State Corporation. Its main tasks include: helicopter engineering (Russian Helicopters, JSC) and engine-building (United Engine Industry Corporation managing company).
Rostekhnologii State Corporation (Rostec) is a Russian corporation established in 2007 in order to facilitate the development, manufacturing and export of high-technology industrial products of military and civil purposes. Today it comprises over 663 companies, which form 8 military-industrial and 5 civil industry holdings. Rostec’s subsidiaries are located in 60 regions of Russia and supply their products to over 70 countries worldwide. In 2012 revenues of the Corporation amounted to RUB 931 billion, net profits were RUB 38.5 billion and total taxation exceeded RUB 109 billion.
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