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Russia, China to sign deal to develop heavy-lift helicopter
Saturday 02, September 2017

China and Russia will sign an agreement to develop an advanced heavy-lift helicopter, Russian state defense conglomerate.
Rostec's subsidiary, Russian Helicopters, will sign the agreement with the Aviation Industry of China's Avicopter Unit, said Victor Kladov, Rostec's director for international cooperation and regional policy.
He was speaking at an event ahead of a Sept. 3-5 meeting of BRICS nations that include Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.
The two countries have been in talks for years about the helicopter and the last year.
The contract will be for the sake of research, but Kladov said, with China.
China is expected to need at least 200 such helicopters, which will have a takeoff weight of 38-tonnes and be able to carry 10-15 tonnes. Kladov said that there was also export demand, without giving further details.

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