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Russian Helicopters to display commercial and military helicopters  at Singapore Airshow 2014

Moscow - Russian Helicopters, a subsidiary of Oboronprom, part of State Corporation Rostec, displays a range of helicopters for various uses at the Singapore Airshow 2014 aerospace and defence exhibition, which is held at the Changi Exhibition Centre from 11 to 16 February 2014. The Russian Helicopters’ section can be found at stand K53.

Russian Helicopters will hold meetings and conferences with helicopter operators from across Asia. A specialist conference on the Ka-62 for the Asia Pacific Region, at which Russian Helicopters experts will talk about the new multirole civilian Ka-62 helicopter, a leading export product, will be held in conjunction with the Singapore Embassy in Russia. The event will take place on 12 February at 11:00 in conference hall number 4 at the exhibition centre.

The new Ka-62 is the first Russian helicopter to be created as a result of close international cooperation. The project involves companies from Germany, France, Austria and other countries. It is anticipated that the Ka-62 will garner great interest from Russian Helicopters' established regional markets. Brazil's Atlas Táxi Aéreo and Colombia’s Vertical de Aviacion have both already submitted orders for the Ka-62.

The Ka-62 is primarily designed for passenger transport, search and rescue operations and work on oil and gas sector. Thanks to its spacious, comfortable cabin, the helicopter is excellently suited for corporate purposes. It boasts a high cruising speed and low vibration level.

The exhibition will also showcase the multirole Ka-32A11BC, which is used in over 30 countries for fire-fighting, search and rescue operations, and complex construction and installation work. Visitors will also have a chance to see the light helicopter Ansat, which can be used for training, by law enforcement agencies and for medical missions.

Russian Helicopters will also put Mi-8/17 (Mi-17V-5 and Mi-171Sh) military transport helicopters and the Mi-35M – developed with the latest technology based on the legendary Mi-24 multipurpose military helicopter – on display at the Singapore Airshow 2014. These helicopters are used all over the world and are renowned for their reliability, efficiency and high durability.

The military range on display at the airshow will include the Ka-52 Alligator reconnaissance and combat helicopter. The international community first had a chance to see this helicopter in summer 2013 at the Le Bourget airshow in France, where it successfully completed its flight demonstration programme. The Ka-52 Alligator is a next-generation attack helicopter designed to destroy tanks, armoured and non-armoured ground targets, and enemy troops and helicopters both on the front line and in tactical reserves, around the clock in any weather conditions. The Ka-52 can provide target acquisition and designation for helicopter teams and ground troop command and control centres. It can also provide fire support for troop landings, fly routine patrols and escort military convoys.

Russian Helicopters will also hold a dedicated conference for combat helicopter operators during the Singapore Airshow 2014, entitled Russian Mi-8/17, Mi-35M, and Ka-52 Alligator combat helicopters – new technological developments. Participants will have the chance to hear a detailed description of these helicopters, and the opportunity to talk with experts. The event will take place on 13 February in conference hall number 4 at the exhibition centre and starts at 10:00.

Russian Helicopters, JSC is a subsidiary of UIC Oboronprom, which in turn is a part of State Corporation Rostec. 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 after-sales 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.

OBORONPROM Corporation is a multi-profile industrial and investment group, a part of Russian Technologies State Corporation. Its main tasks include: helicopter engineering (Russian Helicopters) and engine-building (United Engine Corporation).

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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