Military helicopters Airbus H-145M plan to produce in Kazakhstan

Military helicopters Airbus H-145M plan to produce in Kazakhstan

This became known during the VIII meeting of the Kazakh-French commission on cooperation in the field of weapons. The construction of military helicopters will be established on the basis of «Eurocopter Kazakhstan Engineering» LLP. Note that so far military helicopters have not been produced in Kazakhstan. In addition, this production will be the only one in Central Asia – in this regard, on the basis of this enterprise, it is planned to conduct servicing of helicopters of this class, including those in service with other states in the region.

kaz francuskaya komissiya 1 0 e1561101824655The main focus of the meeting was on increasing investment and technology transfer for the production of promising types of weapons and military equipment in the interests of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Kazakhstan and third countries.

The Commission, chaired by Talgat Zhanzhumenov, First Vice-Minister of Digital Development, Defense and Aerospace Industry of the Republic of Kazakhstan, was attended by representatives of government agencies and defense enterprises of Kazakhstan and more than ten defense companies of France, which are world leaders in the military industry: Nexter, Safran, Thales, Airbus and others. The French delegation was headed by a representative of the Ministry of the Armed Forces of France, General-Engineer for Armament Tom Lern.

Among the most important results of the two-day work, also reached agreements with Safran about assembling survey systems for Russian and European type helicopters, as well as organizing the production and service of aviation electronics for SU-30SM airplanes.

During the negotiations, particular attention was paid to the prospects for cooperation in the fields of cyber security and digital development. The parties agreed to continue expanding mutually beneficial cooperation in the military-technical sphere and attracting mutual investments.

Following the meeting of the Commission, a Protocol was signed.

«Eurocopter Kazakhstan Engineering» LLP is a joint venture established in April 2011, on behalf of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan. The helicopter assembly project is carried out on a parity basis: JSC «National Company Kazakhstan Engineering» and «Airbus Helicopters» are the only plant in the CIS on the assembly of EC145 helicopters, and the first training center with the Russian language of instruction. The aim of the joint venture of «Eurocopter Kazakhstan Engineering» LLP is to meet the needs of helicopters in the region, the assembly and maintenance of helicopters, as well as training of technicians and pilots.

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