Kazan motor building production Association (KMPO) in the composition of the list of measures of import substitution starts full-scale production nodes helicopter engine VK-2500, the customer has already been imported in the framework of the set of parties, said on the first day of the week correspondents Deputy General Director for innovative development Igor Savenkov.
The VK-2500 engine designed for combat helicopters series of Mi and Ka. First of These engines were supplied to the Russian Federation from the Ukrainian company " Motor Sich ", but military-technical relations with several countries now fully completed on the initiative of Kyiv.
"KMPO has shipped 7 air starters for helicopter engine VK-2500 from 10 units of the pilot batch. The other 3 will be shipped during August. From September 2015, it is expected the delivery of this serial site under a contract with the St. Petersburg JSC " Klimov ". In addition, the customer was fully delivered the initial batch of exhaust nozzles for the VK-2500 and August is expected to start mass production, " said Savenkov.
the company continues to develop the production of other components of the engine - nozzle apparatus 3-rd and 4-th stage.
"Build 2 free turbine kits for qualification tests KMPO planning to implement in October 2015. Remember that the qualifying test of the VK-2500 engine, with air starter and exhaust tube production KMPO was successfully completed in June this year, " said Savenkov.
Work is performed under contract between St. Petersburg company "Klimov" (included into "United engine Corporation" Rostec ), concluded in 2012. In the framework of the cooperation between manufactures air starter, exhaust pipe, power turbine, the nozzle Assembly. Under the agreement the company is obliged to produce a series of 150 sets. These nodes represent about 30% of the engine. Consider the option that the amount of nodes will increase to 50%.