Bangalore: Oboronprom, the Russian aerospace holding company, has announced it will set up a representative office in New Delhi, as part of its plan to expand cooperation with India. The conglomerate owned 51 per cent by the Russian government has a number of subsidiaries active in the field of engineering and high-tech defence production. One of its more important lines of business is a helicopter production group amalgamating the Mi and Ka helicopter developers and producers. Another is an air defence system made by the 'Defence System' JSC.
Oboronprom is exhibiting its Mi-8/17 medium-lift, multi-role helicopter at the ongoing Aero India air show at the Yelahanka Air Force Base in Bangalore. One of the most popular helicopters in the world, it is versatile, reliable and undemanding in operation. Oboronprom is also exhibiting the Mi-26, the world's highest load-carrying helicopter. Other helicopters being displayed include the Mi 38, the Ka-31, the Ka-52 'Alligator' combat helicopter and the Ka-62.
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