Russia will be able to create the best engines for Sino-Russian heavy-lift helicopter for over five years, said Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin.
first in July, the head of Department of international cooperation "Rostec" Victor Hoards told Last news that the Russian And Chinese sides have agreed on the concept of the new heavy transport helicopter with a load capacity of fifteen tons, And began dialogues on its technical characteristics.
"Always the development of the engine for longer than, say, the development of aircraft And helicopters for 3-5 years. Given the backlog that we already have, I think 5 years would require another ", - said Rogozin in an interview to television channel " ".
According to his statement, in the near future he was going to Perm, ready to listen to offers engine-builders.
"We proceeded from the fact that the engines will be Ukrainian. But when something happened, what happened in Kiev, the Maidan And the arrival of the putschists to power, it has become clear that we need to look for options do we got inside. And We found him, " - said Rogozin.
The holding company Rostec "Helicopters of Russia" And China aviation industry Corporation (AVIC) in may signed a framework agreement on cooperation on the project of advanced heavy-lift helicopter. The signing of the Treaty starts the process start work on the project.
According to the document, the parties will cooperate in all areas of development And pre-production of a new Advanced heavy helicopter Heavy Lift (AHL). The demand for a new car in China may be more than 200 helicopters in the period up to 2040. Takeoff weight of the AHL may be 38 tons, the maximum payload inside the cabin - 10 tons, on the external load fifteen tons. Rotorcraft will be fit for day and night operation in a hot climate in the highlands And in all weather conditions.