Rostvertol to Produce 8 Mi-26 Helicopters in 2015
Russia’s Rostvertol plans to manufacture seven or eight Mi-26 helicopters of various modifications for domestic and foreign customers in 2015. This information was presented by a source in the Russian military-industrial complex.
“In 2015, Rostvertol will produce the Mi-26s for the Russian Air Force, the upgraded Mi-26T2 for a foreign customer, as well as the fourth Mi-26TS for China. A total of seven or eight Mi-26 helicopters of various modifications will be manufactured in 2015,” the source stated, noting that the company may produce additional Mi-26s for the Russian Air Force in the short run.
In accordance with the long-term state contract, Rostvertol shall provide the Russian Defence Ministry with 20 Mi-26 helicopters. In 2011-2013, more than 10 helicopters were delivered to the Russian Air Force. In addition, it was planned to complete development work for creating modifications based on the Mi-26T2 for the Russian Air Force in 2016.