Russian Helicopters has provided maintenance on Ka-31 helicopters for India

120411-N-BC134-176  INDIAN OCEAN (April 11, 2012) An Indian navy Kamov Ka-31 helicopter prepares to land on the flight deck of the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG 52) in support of Malabar 2012. Malabar is a naval field training exercise to advance multinational maritime relationships and mutual security issues. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class John Grandin/Released)

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INDIAN OCEAN (April 11, 2012) An Indian navy Kamov Ka-31 helicopter prepares to land on the flight deck of the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG 52) in support of Malabar 2012. Malabar is a naval field training exercise to advance multinational maritime relationships and mutual security issues. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class John Grandin/Released)

Russian Helicopters has returned to India the first two refurbished Ka-31 helicopters produced by Kumertau Aviation Production Enterprise (KumAPE), which is part of the holding company.

In 2004, the enterprise delivered nine Ka-31 helicopters to India. Six of the vehicles exhausted their capabilities before the first scheduled maintenance and were sent to Kumertau for repairs. The first two of these have been returned to India for further use. The remaining helicopters will be returned in the near future.

In total, 14 Ka-31 helicopters were produced for India. A special base was created in Goa to service these aircraft. Each year, experts from Kumertau travel to India to organize maintenance work on these helicopters.

The Ka-31 is designed for air and ground radar surveillance, early detection of surface ships, and detection of low flying targets across long distances, such as cruise missiles, helicopters, and airplanes. The helicopter’s equipment can identify detected targets, identify the parameters and coordinates of their movement, and convey information about what is being observed on the radar to military ships and command centers.

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