Kazakhstan plans to produce H-145M military helicopters

Kazakhstan plans to produce H-145M military helicopters, this was announced during the eighth meeting of the Kazakh-French commission on armaments cooperation, Kazinform reports with reference to the Ministry of Digital Development, Defense and Aerospace Industry, Kazakhstan.

The construction of military helicopters will be established at the 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, this enterprise plans to carry out servicing of helicopters of this class, including those in service with other states in the region.

The main focus of the meeting was to increase 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, Kazakhstan, was attended by representatives of government agencies and defense enterprises of Kazakhstan and more than ten defense companies in 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, one has also reached agreements with Safran about assembling survey systems for Russian and European 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 cybersecurity and digital development. The parties agreed to continue expanding their mutually beneficial cooperation in military and technical sectors and attracting mutual investments. Following the meeting of the Commission, a protocol was signed.

Reference: 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: Kazakhstan Engineering National Company JSC and Airbus Helicopters and this is the only plant in the CIS to assemble EC145 helicopters, which also has its first training center with the Russian language of instruction. Eurocopter Kazakhstan Engineering LLP aim is to meet the needs of helicopters in the region, to assemble and maintain helicopters, as well as to train technicians and pilots.

Source – http://lenta.inform.kz/

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