Russian Helicopters Signs Agreements with Ramenskoye Design Company for Supply of Avionics Equipment

RDC will supply avionics packages for Russian Helicopters' Ka-52 Alligator attack helicopter and its advanced ship-based version - the Ka-52K - from 2013 to 2020.


Moscow / 6 September 2012 - Russian Helicopters, part of state defence holding Oboronprom and a leading global designer and manufacturer of helicopters, announces that it has signed a long-term agreement with Ramenskoye Design Company (RDC) for deliveries of avionics equipment.

In the first phase of the agreement, RDC will supply avionics packages for Russian Helicopters' Ka-52 Alligator attack helicopter and its advanced ship-based version - the Ka-52K - from 2013 to 2020.

The companies have also signed a framework agreement on modernising the piloting and navigation systems for the ship-based Ka-27, Ka-27PS and Ka-29.

New digital navigation and piloting systems will be specially designed for these helicopters using a glass cockpit, which replaces analogue equipment with multifunctional LCD screens that make piloting substantially easier and clearly convey a broad array of information to pilots.

The new systems will deploy an open architecture that will give clients the flexibility to easily add to and expand the functions of the helicopter's radio-electronic instrumentation to carry out any task.

The systems for the Ka-27, Ka-27PS, Ka-29, Ka-28M and Ka-31M will be based on an updated version of the standardized cockpit instrumentation currently installed in the Ka-52 Alligator and the Ka-31 combat helicopters.

Russian Helicopters has enjoyed a productive partnership with RDC for many years through annual contracts. The new seven-year agreement takes the partnership to a new level and will help Russian Helicopters to modernize its avionics systems more rapidly and to introduce next-generation digital technologies in the latest Ka helicopters.

JSC Ramenskoye Design Company is a leading global designer of visualisation equipment, aircraft navigation sensors and systems, and on-board computer technology and complex avionics and automated ground-based software systems. It is Russia's leading developer of integrated avionics systems for Russian-built aeroplanes and helicopters including the Sukhoi, MiG, Tupolev, Ilyushin, Yakovlev, Antonov, Beriev, Mil and Kamov brands, unmanned aircraft, spacecraft, and sea and land vehicles.

Russian Helicopters, JSC is a subsidiary of UIC Oboronprom, which in turn is a part of Russian Technologies State Corporation. 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 aftersale 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 2011 its IFRS revenues increased 27.8% to RUB 103.9 billion. Deliveries reached 262 helicopters.

Partners of Russian Helicopters: AirTaxi Service (interior completions and maintenance); Tranzas (software, navigation systems, aviation simulators); CSTS Dinamika (technical training means for aviation flight and engineering personnel); BETA AIR (testing equipment and aviation electronics); Ural Works of Civil Aviation (repair of helicopter engines and components, as well as gearboxes).

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